Revised Lyrics of 1997 by which is used today by the Navy: Stand Navy out to sea, fight our battle cry! Sail on to victory, and sink their bones to Davy Jones, hooray! How is Brooklyn going to take this betrayal? This movie is so full of life it is hard to hit all of the highlights. Everything a musical comedy should be. Revised Lyrics of 1926 by George D. The main number everyone talks about with Gene Kelly here is the dance with Jerry Mouse. When Anchors Aweigh was finished, Fred Astaire at last had a dancing rival for monarch of cinema dance. When we thinking in musical movies we expect to see gorgeous legs girls dancing in large stages,but this time too family movie even Sinatra was strangely dumb and behaved,just Kelly has some malicious thoughts along the movie trying make a appointment with a hot girl who so long spoke about and all audience expect to meet her,for a family movie once more Dean Stockwell made history. I suppose a small case could be made for the movie being to long.
Grayson is sweet and seems to improve on each viewing her voice becoming stunning rather than frightening ; Jose Iturbi's role is written sympathetically and he does a great job with it; even Clarence's own Brooklyn, Pamela Britton, is cute and charming. In fact Frank Sinatra always gave credit to Gene Kelly for showing him how musicals should be done as he gave credit to both Burt Lancaster and Montgomery Clift for their help in earning him is Oscar for From Here to Eternity. You can just imagine it was like that when she had made her real screen test years before. Talley, the Academy's Director of Musical Activities. Songs Sung, Red, White, and Blue: The Stories Behind America's Best-Loved Patriotic Songs. If you had to pay market value for it, the cost might retire some third world country's debt. With Jule Styne and later with Jimmy Van Heusen, Sammy Cahn richly earned the title of having put more song lyrics in Frank Sinatra's mouth than any other person.
It was pretty spectacular, and it remains one of his most famous dances. Liner Notes: Perhaps more than any other branch of America's military, the United States Navy has a wonderfully rich and proud musical tradition. Gene Kelly comes across him moping, and decides to show him that in all you need in order to be able to dance is happiness, as they dance together. Sail Navy down the field and sink the Army, sink the Army grey! They were lifetime friends and Cahn always credited Sinatra with this milestone boost in his career. Side 2 features the 80-member Midshipmen Glee Club, composed of 20 men from each class and led by John B. They encounter a little boy who leads them to his pretty Aunt Susie, a taco joint chanteuse who dreams of the big time. On a bet Styne and Cahn said they could write a song just using a chromatic scale.
Gene Kelly's sheer genius in this film is worthy of its own paragraph. Anchors Aweigh features songs from Jule Styne and Sammy Cahn, but the most famous musical number from this film is the dance duet of Gene Kelly and Jerry the mouse. It was composed in 1906 by with lyrics by. The fallings in and out of love are totally arbitrary, and the resolutions hurried and thin. Zimmermann Lyrics, Alfred Hart Miles. But that's also because the writers weren't more restrained in adding them in in the first place.
She also did some classical numbers. Scenes with them together are very good, showing how much talent can add to a somewhat uneven plot. Together, the selections on this album, performed by Navy personnel and recorded on the grounds of the U. Led by Lieutenant John R. They spend the film trying to accomplish just that. Gene Kelly and Jerry Mouse Dance by This scene from Anchors Aweigh 1945 made the movie well known, as it features a dance scene combining live action and animation between two stars: Gene Kelly and Jerry Mouse from Tom and Jerry.
In Anchors Aweigh, Kelly got Sinatra to dance a bit. So if Mayer didn't learn a lesson, producer Joe Pasternak did and allowed Kelly artistic control. Mayer gave in and the team wrote some really fine ballads for him to sing. I sure can't do better than that. Side 1 features the United States Naval Academy Band. Generally speaking, works created by U. Farewell to college joys, we sail at break of day-ay-ay-ay.
I certainly felt the length the first two times I saw it! When he composed Anchors Aweigh, Zimmermann was a lieutenant and had been bandmaster of the since 1887. The plot follows two sailor buddies on leave; they want to see the sights and the girls, but when they both start to fall for the same girl, there's a problem. In addition to being bandmaster at the Naval Academy, Zimmerman was also the organist at St. You'll feel good after seeing this movie. What a thrill—and what special effects! One of my favorite Sinatra numbers comes from Anchors Aweigh, I Fall in Love Too Easily.
They proved it in Anchors Aweigh when Kathryn Grayson put her soprano to work on All of a Sudden My Heart Sings. Government employees are not eligible for copyright protection in the United States. The time the movie takes to develop the story line and develop the relationships of the characters? Through our last night on shore, drink to the foam, Until we meet once more. Navy; although there is a pending proposal to make it the official song, and to incorporate protocol into Navy regulations for its performance, its status remains unofficial. Get under way Navy, decks cleared for the fray; We'll hoist true Navy Blue, So Army down your grey-y-y-y; Full speed ahead, Navy; Army heave to; Furl Black and Grey and Gold, and hoist the Navy, hoist the Navy Blue! Roll up the score, Navy, anchors aweigh! Gene Kelly comes across him moping, and decides to show him that in all you need in order to be able to dance is happiness, and they dance together. Begun in 1853 with 13 men above, the 1860 band poses with its young mascot , the present complement of 64 musicians is charged with providing music for the Brigade of Midshipmen. His singing is, as usual, simply faultless from enunciation through to timing and phrasing.
Here's wishing you a happy voyage home. So what if he wasn't an actor? Navy recruits singing the post-1997 lyrics of Anchors Aweigh as they walk through a tunnel at Recruit Training Command Great Lakes in Illinois. But once again, if it's Gene Kelly doing the softshoe, or tapping across the screen in a sailor's outfit or dressed up as a bandit chief. You might well feel that each song, each dance, can't be taken out of the film without leaving it lacking. Lottman: Stand, Navy, out to sea, Fight our battle cry; We'll never change our course, So vicious foe steer shy-y-y-y.
The film falls away a little towards the end. It's such an important film in both the careers of Gene Kelly and Frank Sinatra. Farewell to Foreign Shores, we sail at break of day-ay-ay-ay; Through our last night ashore, drink to the foam, Until we meet once more, here's wishing you a happy voyage home! And does Joe end up with Susie, who loves him too? Blue of the mighty deep, Gold of God's great sun; Let these our colors be, Till All of time be done-n-n-ne; On seven seas we learn, Navy's stern call: Faith, courage, service true, With honor over, honor over all. Anchors Aweigh, my boys, Anchors Aweigh. Mary's Catholic Church in Annapolis, and the opening notes of the melody to Anchors Aweigh bear a marked similarity although in a different tempo to the opening of the ancient Marian hymn , with which Zimmerman would have been thoroughly familiar. Anchors Aweigh is a great example of why musicals just aren't made any more.