Let's Go Navy!

Let's Go Navy! is a 1951 comedy film starring The Bowery Boys. The film was released on July 29, 1951 by Monogram Pictures and is the twenty-third film in the series.

Let's Go Navy!
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Theatrical poster
Directed byWilliam Beaudine
Produced byJan Grippo
Written byMax Adams
Bert Lawrence (add. dialogue)
StarringLeo Gorcey
Huntz Hall

David Gorcey
William Benedict
Music byEdward J. Kay
CinematographyMarcel LePicard
Edited byWilliam Austin
Production
company
Distributed byMonogram Pictures
Release date
  • July 29, 1951 (1951-07-29)
Running time
68 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish

PlotEdit

A local charity has raised sixteen hundred dollars and entrusted the boys with it. They are then robbed of the cash by two men dressed as sailors. Believing them to be real sailors, and in order to catch them, they enlist in the Navy under fake names. They spend a year at sea, but cannot locate the thieves. However, Sach is able to win two thousand dollars gambling and the boys return to the Bowery. It is there that they are robbed by the same two men, but with the Navy captain helping, they are able to capture the crooks. They return to the navy office to receive their commendations, but are mistakenly re-enlisted!

CastEdit

The Bowery BoysEdit

Remaining castEdit

ProductionEdit

This is the final Bowery Boys film to feature Buddy Gorman; beginning with the next film in the series, Bennie Bartlett rejoined the group. It is also the last one produced by Jan Grippo, who left the series after his wife died.[1]

The movie was written by Leonard Stern under the pseudonym Max Adams. After co-writing Ma and Pa Kettle Go to Town with Martin Ragaway, Stern wanted to try his hand at writing a feature on his own. When he finally got the assignment for Let's Go Navy! he adopted the pseudonym be cause he "wasn't particularly proud of doing a Bowery Boy [film]".[2]

Home mediaEdit

Warner Archives released the film on made-to-order DVD in the United States as part of "The Bowery Boys, Volume Two" on April 9, 2013.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Hayes, David and Brent Walker (1984). The Films of The Bowery Boys Secaucus, NJ: Citadel Press.
  2. ^ Writers Guild Foundation, (video; starts at 9:20 minutes). "The Writer Speaks: Leonard Stern (interview)". Youtube. Retrieved 21 September 2020.

External linksEdit

Preceded by
Ghost Chasers
1951
'The Bowery Boys' movies
1946-1958
Succeeded by
Crazy Over Horses
1951