Let's Go Navy!
|Let's Go Navy!|
|Directed by||William Beaudine|
|Produced by||Jan Grippo|
|Written by||Max Adams|
Bert Lawrence (add. dialogue)
|Music by||Edward J. Kay|
|Edited by||William Austin|
|Distributed by||Monogram Pictures|
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!
The Bowery BoysEdit
- Leo Gorcey as Terrance Aloysius 'Slip' Mahoney
- Huntz Hall as Horace Debussy 'Sach' Jones
- William Benedict as Whitey
- David Gorcey as Chuck
- Buddy Gorman as Butch
- Bernard Gorcey as Louie Dumbrowski
- Allen Jenkins as Chief Petty Officer Mervin Longnecker
- Tom Neal as Joe
- Charlita as Princess Papoola
- Richard Benedict as Red
- Paul Harvey as Lieutenant Commander O. Tannen
- Jonathan Hale as Captain
- Emory Parnell as Police Sergeant Mulloy
- Douglas Evans as Lieutenant Smith
- Ray Walker as Lt. Bradley
- Frank Jenks as Shell game sailor
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.
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]".
- Hayes, David and Brent Walker (1984). The Films of The Bowery Boys Secaucus, NJ: Citadel Press.
- Writers Guild Foundation, (video; starts at 9:20 minutes). "The Writer Speaks: Leonard Stern (interview)". Youtube. Retrieved 21 September 2020.
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