Anchors Aweigh

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Anchors Aweigh. Metro Goldwyn-Meyer 1945.

Before watching the movie:

I only know this movie exists because it famously has a scene where one of the men, probably Gene Kelly, dances with Jerry the cartoon mouse, which must be a fantasy number.

Apparently, this is a musical about falling in love on shore leave. Sinatra and Kelly are friends and shipmates and at least one of them falls in love with a local girl in port. I would be pleasantly surprised if this didn’t make up the bulk of its plot on a love triangle, but I’m just looking forward to some songs about sailors having good clean fun ashore.

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Show Boat

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Show Boat. Universal Pictures 1951.

Before watching the movie:

Things I know about this movie: there’s a boat. Shows happen upon it. Old Man River keeps rolling along (deeper than you’d think the human voice can go).

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