Pride of the Navy

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  • NR
  • 1939
  • 5.2  (29)

The movie Pride of the Navy from 1939 is a classic movie focused on the life of a young sailor who has just recently entered the navy. The movie revolves around the life of the sailor and the people he meets, and the obstacles he faces as he navigates through his training and duty. The main character of the movie is "Skeets" Harrigan, played by James Dunn, who is a young sailor stationed on a Navy cruiser. Skeets is new to the navy and is full of enthusiasm and energy. His positive attitude and willingness to learn are quickly recognized by his commanding officer, Captain Wilson, played by Gordon Oliver.

Skeets soon finds himself in trouble when he is caught stealing a pair of dress shoes to impress a girl he has fallen in love with. He is brought before the captain, who gives him a stern lecture on the importance of honesty and discipline in the navy. However, Captain Wilson sees potential in Skeets and decides to give him a second chance.

As Skeets continues with his training, he meets his fellow sailors, including his roommate, Louie, played by Joseph Crehan, who is a tough and grizzled veteran of the navy. Louie is initially skeptical of Skeets but gradually comes to respect him for his dedication and hard work.

Skeets is also drawn to a young woman named Joan, played by Rochelle Hudson, who works as a nurse in the navy hospital. Joan is initially hesitant to get involved with a sailor, but she is quickly won over by Skeets' charm and sincerity.

As Skeets progresses through his training, he faces a series of obstacles and challenges, from navigating through a minefield to a fierce battle with enemy ships. Throughout it all, Skeets remains determined and steadfast, determined to prove himself as a worthy member of the navy.

The movie Pride of the Navy is a classic depiction of the Navy in the 1930s, capturing the spirit of determination and patriotism that was so prevalent at the time. The movie showcases the importance of discipline and hard work in the navy, as well as the camaraderie and respect that develops between fellow sailors.

The movie is also notable for its strong performances, particularly from James Dunn, who embodies the enthusiasm and determination of a young sailor eager to make his mark in the navy. Dunn's performance is complemented by a stellar supporting cast, including Rochelle Hudson and Gordon Oliver, who both bring depth and nuance to their respective roles.

Overall, Pride of the Navy is a classic movie that captures the spirit and determination of the navy, as well as the challenges and obstacles that sailors must overcome to succeed. It is a must-see for anyone interested in the history of the navy, or for anyone who appreciates a well-crafted and engaging movie.

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