Here Comes the Navy (Warner Bros.) (1934)

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NEWS... FEATURES ... Pat OBrien, Gob in War At Home in Strand Film (Opening Day Story) Here Comes the Navy Cagney-O'Brien Film At Strand Today The thrilling story of ‘Here Comes The Navy” is so timely that Warner Bros, heeding popular demand, have brought it back to the screen. It stars James Cagney and Pat O’Brien as two of the toughest tars that ever sailed the seas. The film starts its local run at the Strand Theatre today. Based on Ben Markson’s exciting story which combines romance, rollicking comedy, rapid fire action and breathtaking thrills, the picture is said to be one of Warner Bros.’ most tremendous productions. Cagney and O’Brien, two seamen, are the bitterest of enemies, Jimmy having joined the navy just for a chance to get even with O’Brien who has knocked him cold in a fistic encounter and stolen his girl, a part played by Dorothy Tree. To add fuel to their hatred, Jimmy falls in love with a beau Mat 101—15c James Cagney and Gloria Stuart fill the romantic angle. tiful girl (Gloria Stuart) who turns out to be his enemy’s sister. Many of the thrilling scenes were shot on board an actual U.S. battleship and for the first time in pictures the whole gigantic Pacific fleet is seen, weighing anchor and steaming out of its harbor. Besides a large and capable cast, three thousand gobs take active part in the picture. While the picture is largely melodramatic thrills, there is plenty of hilarious comedy supplied by the _ principals, Cagney and O’Brien, and Frank McHugh, and Dorothy Tree. Gloria Stuart holds up the romantic end with Cagney as the persistent suitor. Lloyd Bacon directed the picture from the screen play by Ben Markson and Earl Baldwin. Real Warships Used In Film For Strand Due to world conditions and the vital interest in our national defense program there has been a popular demand for the return of Warner Bros. “Here Comes The Navy,” starring James Cagney and Pat O’Brien. Much of the rapid-fire action takes place on units of the U.S. Fleet, which could not be photographed at the present time. These are the U.S.S. Arizona and the Naval Training Station in San Diego, Cal. Warners have answered the demand and ‘Here Comes The Navy” is showing locally at the Strand Theatre. aa Mat 202—30c ACTION, LAUGHTER AND LOVE are supplied by this foursome in the Warner Bros. film of life in the U.S. Navy. Shown above are James Cagney, Pat O’Brien, Gloria Stuart and Frank McHugh in a scene from “Here Comes The Navy” which opens Friday at the Strand Theatre. (Review) ‘Here Comes the Navy Thrills Strand Audience Due to several factors, the most important of which is a great popular demand for the film, Warner Bros. have rereleased a melodramatic thriller starring James Cagney and Pat O’Brien called “Here Comes The Navy.” The film was shown last night at the Strand Theatre and it was apparent almost at once that the picture has more significance and is of greater interest now than when it was first released. The scenes of great fleet units and shots of the Naval Training Base at San Diego, Cal., all of which would not be available for use by motion picture companies today, make this a picture of vivid interest to everyone. In view of world conditions and our national defense program, ‘Here Comes The Navy” will appeal to people in every stage of life. The picture is characterized by rollicking fun, rapid fire action, breath-taking thrills and glamorous romance. Cagney makes the cocky and rebellious tar who is finally whipped into the mould of a man and a hero, really live. It is the good old wise-cracking Cagney, full of fire and life. Pat gives a fine performance as the chief petty officer who worships the navy. His constant clashing with Jimmy is not only packed with dynamite but at times hilariously funny. Gloria Stuart gives a delightful performance as the girl who inspires Jimmy to stick to his guns. Cagney finds that he is really in a mess when he learns that he has fallen in love with O’Brien’s sister. Three thousand jack-tars, who appear as extras, add to the color and magnitude of the production. Lloyd Bacon, one of Warner Bros. ace directors has caught the spirit of this martial film. The picture is based on an original story by Ben Markson who has collaborated with Earl Baldwin on the fine script. 3000 U.S, Gobs in Here Comes the Navy It required a cast of more than 3000 persons to bring to the screen the dramatic values of “Here Comes The Navy” which Warner Bros. are reissuing because of the added significance the picture has taken on since it was first shown. The film is now playing at the Strand Theatre. About twenty of this huge human ensemble were professional actors. The balance of the cast consisted of the officers and men of the U.S.S. Arizona; the men at the United States Naval Training Station in San Diego, together with the officers in charge of the station and the personnel of the U.S. Navy base at Sunnyvale, California. No single picture has ever undertaken to present dramatically so many different aspects of the Navy and its significance in the country’s defenses as does “Here Comes The Navy.” James Cagney and _ Pat O’Brien are starred as a couple of gobs who hate each other intensely but learn that their petty dislikes are secondary to the defense of their country. Naval Men Praise Strand Action Film “Here Comes The Navy” is being shown again at the Strand Theatre and has more appeal now than when it was first released. It is a rough and ready comedy-drama of life in the United States Navy, starring James Cagney and Pat O’Brien. The company spent considerable time at San Diego, California, shooting scenes at the Training Station, depicting Cagney as a raw recruit being licked into shape for his debut on a U.S. man-o’war. It was evident that the Navy enjoyed having the movie troupe there for Director Lloyd Bacon later received a very complimentary letter from one of the Commanding officers. The Weekly Training Station newspaper, The Hoist, offered the following opinion, editorially; “Judging from the way Cagney and O’Brien took their training in high gear, the picture will be a whiz.” Gloria Stuart and Frank McHugh are other principals in the cast. The story .by Ben Markson combines thrills, laughs and romance in a drama of the U.S. Navy. Making a picture about the United States Navy gave Pat O’Brien and Director Lloyd Bacon the same feeling as an “old grad” gets when he goes back to his college for a class reunion. Two weeks aboard the U.S.S. Arizona where Warner Bros. filmed ‘‘“Here Comes The Navy,” the picture which is being shown again by popular demand, brought back memories to both O’Brien and Bacon, and echoes of the days when they were both in the navy. The picture is now playing at the Strand Theatre. Lloyd Bacon started as a “gob” and worked up to junior lieutenancy before the show was over. Pat O’Brien was stationed at the Great Lakes Naval Training Station during the hostilities. Both of them know their way around one of Uncle Sam’s battlewagons, and both of them had the time of their lives on the big dreadnought where more than half the scenes for this rollicking com Strand Gets Film With Timely Theme Manager Thomson of the Strand Theatre has evidence to show that he knew what he was talking about when he gave his reasons for booking Warner Bros.’ re-issue of the James Cagney-Pat O’Brien starrer — “Here Comes The Navy,” which is now playing at his theatre. Ever since it opened there last Friday, the rough and tumble comedy-drama of life in the U.S. Navy, hasbeen — going ‘great guns.’ But that was no surprise to Thomson. When he first learned that Warners intended to show “Here Comes The Navy” again, he thought it a swell idea. He claimed that the picture has more sock today than when it was first released because due to world events, people are vitally interested in seeing the workings of our national defense forces. Another reason why the film is of special significance today is that most of the action takes place on U.S. battleships and other fleet units that present government regulations would forbid being photographed. Cagney and O’Brien play a couple of gobs who find out that personal likes and dislikes have no place in Uncle Sam’s Navy. Mat 102—15c Pat O’Brien and James Cagney still at it! edy-drama of tough tars afloat and ashore were filmed. James Cagney is cast as O’Brien’s deadly enemy and their hatred provides material for plenty of he-man drama and whopping good laughs. Frank McHugh Brings Laughs in ‘Navy’ Film Five times out of six, Frank McHugh is cast for more or less ‘‘goofy” roles, like that of Jimmy Cagney’s seagoing pal Mm Mere Comes The oe eye which Warner’ Bros. brings back by popular demand. The film is now playing at the Strand Theatre. In real life, Frank is a lightning “study.” He reads law as a hobby, plays the piano, has an excellent voice and is a witty raconteur. Mat 103—15c Frank McHugh Navy Film at Strand This Friday the Strand Theatre will show a return engagement of “Here Comes The Navy,” starring James Cagney and Pat O’Brien. Warner Bros. have arranged to show this film because they believe that it is timely due to the interest in our national defense. The Ben Markson story tells of two sailors who forget their loves and hates when called to defend their country. Mat 201—30c TWO TOUGH TARS are Cagney and O’Brien in their roles for the rapid fire Warner Bros. film, “Here Comes The Navy,” now playing at the Strand Theatre. Frank McHugh (shown in background) supplies the laughs as Cagney’s goofy pal. 7