Anchors Aweigh is a 1945 American Technicolor musical comedy film directed by George Sidney and starring Frank Sinatra, Kathryn Grayson, and Gene Kelly, in which two sailors go on a four-day shore leave in Hollywood, accompanied by music and song, meet an aspiring young singer and try to help her get an audition at MGM. In addition to a live-action Kelly dancing with Jerry the cartoon mouse, the movie also features José Iturbi, Pamela Britton, Dean Stockwell, and Sharon McManus.
Clarence Doolittle: What makes the sunset? What makes the moon rise? Is it my love for you?
Joseph Brady: 1, 2, 3, 4. Jerry Mouse: 1, 2, 3, 4. Joseph Brady: 1, 2, 3. Jerry Mouse: 1, 2, 3. Joseph Brady: La-la-la-la-la-la. Jerry Mouse: La-la-la-la-la-la. Joseph Brady: You see. Jerry Mouse: It's easy.
Jerry Mouse: Look at me, I'm dancing.
|Release Date||14 July 1945|
|Tagline||On waves of song . . . laughter and romance ! Two love-lost sailors on a four-day leave of fun and frivolity !|
|Genre||Comedy, Musical, Romance|
|Filming Locations||Hollywood Bowl - 2301 N. Highland Avenue, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA|
|Film Class||Musical Romance, Musical Comedy|
|Themes||Military Life, Opposites Attract, Fish Out of Water, Culture Clash, Success is the Best Revenge|
|Tones||Bright, Merry, Lavish, Witty, Heartwarming, Light|