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Follow the Fleet Details

FULL SYNOPSIS

This lesser Astaire/Rogers vehicle is one of several screen versions of the venerable Hubert Osborne stage play Rogers For reasons unknown, Fred and Ginger are virtually supporting players here, spending most of their time trying to patch up the romance between Fred's fellow sailor Randolph Scott and Ginger's sister Harriet Hilliard (better known as Harriet Nelson, of Ozzie and Harriet fame). One of the sillier aspects of the plot hinges on raising enough money to renovate a broken-down old ship; to do this, Fred and Ginger stage a lengthy musical number that must have cost five times as much money as they raised! But that number, a languorous dance rendition of Irving Berlin's "Let's Face the Music and Dance", compensates for all the nonsense that has gone before. One fringe benefit of Follow the Fleet is spotting two fresh-faced starlets named Betty Grable and Lucille Ball. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

  • Release date:February 20, 1936

Cast

Fred Astaire
as Bake Baker
Ginger Rogers
as Sherry Martin
Randolph Scott
as Bilge Smith
Harriet Hilliard
as Connie Martin
Astrid Allwyn
as Iris Manning
Betty Grable
as Trio Singer
Russell Hicks
as Jim Nolan
Brooks Benedict
as Sullivan, Nolan's Assistant
Ray Mayer
as Dopey Williams
Lucille Ball
as Kitty Collins
Addison Randall
as Lt. Williams
Joy Hodges
as Show Girl
Maxine Jennings
as Hostess
Frank Mills
as Sailor
Frank Jenks
as Sailor
Kay Sutton
as Telephone Operator
Doris Lloyd
as Mrs. Courtney
Huntly Gordon
as Touring Officer
James Pierce
as Bouncer
Herbert Rawlinson
as Weber, Ballroom Manager
Thelma Leeds
as A Girl
Gertrude Short
as Cashier, Dance Joint
George Magrill
as Quartermaster
Bud Geary
as Coxswain
George Lollier
as Deck Officer
Frank Moran
as Sailor
Frank Sully
as Sailor
Eddie Tamblyn
as Sailor
Max Wagner
as Marine
Eric Wilton
as Butler at Party
Gertrude Short
as Cashier, Dance Joint
Addison Randall
as Lt. Williams
Max Wagner
as Marine
Frank Mills
as Sailor
George Lollier
as Deck Officer
Frank Jenks
as Sailor
James Pierce
as Bouncer
Thelma Leeds
as A Girl
Eddie Tamblyn
as Sailor
Frank Sully
as Sailor
Herbert Rawlinson
as Weber, Ballroom Manager
Frank Moran
as Sailor
Joy Hodges
as Show Girl
Maxine Jennings
as Hostess
Bud Geary
as Coxswain
George Magrill
as Quartermaster
Huntly Gordon
as Touring Officer
Kay Sutton
as Telephone Operator
Doris Lloyd
as Mrs. Courtney

Crew

Mark Sandrich
Director
Pandro S. Berman
Producer
Dwight Taylor
Screenwriter
Hubert Osborne
Play Author
Max Steiner
Musical Direction/Supervision
Max Steiner
Composer (Music Score)
Irving Berlin
Composer (Music Score)
Henry Berman
Editor
Van Nest Polglase
Art Director
Carroll Clark
Art Director
Darrell Silvera
Set Designer
Vernon Walker
Special Effects
Hermes Pan
Choreography
Fred Astaire
Choreography
Mel Burns
Makeup
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