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Here Come the Waves Details

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This peppy wartime musical stars Bing Crosby as radio crooner Johnny Cabot, the heartthrob of millions. To escape his frenzied fans, Johnny joins the Navy, where is he ordering to aid a WAVE recruiting drive. He is helped(?) in this endeavor by Betty Hutton, amusingly cast in a dual role as twin sisters Susie and Rosemary, one a shy retiring brunette, the other a bold and brassy blonde (Vera Marshe doubles for Hutton is some scenes). Part of Johnny's recruiting strategy is to stage a musical show, as good an excuse as any for a steady stream of bouncy musical numbers. This is the film in which Bing Crosby and Sonny Tufts, both in blackface, introduce the Johnny Mercer-Harold Arlen standard "Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate the Positive." Sharp-eyed viewers will spot Yvonne de Carlo, Mona Freeman, Mae Clarke, and Noel "Lois Lane" Neill in small roles. Here Come the Waves was partially remade by Martin & Lewis as Lewis. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Harold Arlen Best Song 1945 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Johnny Mercer Best Song 1945 Nominee

Cast

Bing Crosby
as Johnny Cabot
Betty Hutton
as Susie Allison
Sonny Tufts
as Windy
Ann Doran
as Ruth
Noel Neill
as Dorothy
Harry Barris
as Bandleader
Mae Clarke
as Ensign Kirk
Minor Watson
as Superior officer
Greta Granstedt
as Wave Control Tower Operator
Alex Havier
as Waiter
Betty Hutton
as Rosemary Allison
Terry Adams
as Second Pretty Girl
Lillian Bronson
as Cabot Fan
Charles D. Brown
as Capt. Johnson
Yvonne De Carlo
as Girl
Jimmie Dundee
as Chief Petty Officer
James Flavin
as Policeman
Mona Freeman
as 1st Fainting Girl
Joel Friend
as Dancer
Kit Guard
as Yellow Cab Driver
William Haade
as Officer
Weldon Heyburn
as 1st Civilian
Roberta Jonay
as Dancer
Kay Linaker
as First Pretty Girl
Babe London
as Girl Window Washer
Jack Norton
as Waiter at Cabana Club
Oscar O'Shea
as The Commodore
Cyril Ring
as Lieutenant Colonel
Anabel Shaw
as Isabel
Jean Willes
as Fan of Johnny Cabot
William Forrest
as Lieutenant Commander
William Haade
as Officer
Kay Linaker
as First Pretty Girl
Mona Freeman
as 1st Fainting Girl
Charles D. Brown
as Capt. Johnson
Roberta Jonay
as Dancer
Babe London
as Girl Window Washer
Cyril Ring
as Lieutenant Colonel
Anabel Shaw
as Isabel
Jimmie Dundee
as Chief Petty Officer
Oscar O'Shea
as The Commodore
Terry Adams
as Second Pretty Girl
Jack Norton
as Waiter at Cabana Club
Weldon Heyburn
as 1st Civilian
Betty Hutton
as Rosemary Allison
Jean Willes
as Fan of Johnny Cabot
Lillian Bronson
as Cabot Fan
Yvonne De Carlo
as Girl
Joel Friend
as Dancer
James Flavin
as Policeman
Greta Granstedt
as Wave Control Tower Operator
Kit Guard
as Yellow Cab Driver
Alex Havier
as Waiter

Crew

Mark Sandrich
Director
Mark Sandrich
Producer
Ken Englund
Screenwriter
Zion Myers
Screenwriter
Charles B. Lang
Cinematographer
Harold Arlen
Composer (Music Score)
Harold Arlen
Songwriter
Johnny Mercer
Songwriter
Robert Emmett Dolan
Composer (Music Score)
Ellsworth Hoagland
Editor
Roland Anderson
Art Director
Hans Dreier
Art Director
Ray Moyer
Set Designer
Gordon Jennings
Special Effects
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