The Fleet’s In

  • Paramount, 1942, B/W, 93 minutes
  • Released January, 1942

The story of the girls at the Swingland Club – a popular spot for sailors on shore leave. The girls that work there are busy falling in love with the sailor patrons. Dorothy Lamour is the cool type, but William Holden takes care of that little problem. Betty Hutton, in her film debut, takes on Eddie Bracken. Fun film.

Details

  • Producer: Paul Jones
  • Director: Victor Schertzinger
  • Screenplay: Walter DeLeon, Sid Silvers and Ralph Spence (based on the play “Sailor Beware” by Kenyon Nicholson and Charles Robinson)
  • Music Director: Victor Young
  • Song Score: Johnny Mercer and Victor Schertzinger
  • Choreography: Jack Donohue
  • Art Direction: Hans Dreier and Ernst Fegte
  • Costume Design: Edith Head
  • Cinematography: William C. Mellor
  • Film Editing: Paul Weatherwax

Cast

  • Dorothy Lamour [The Countess]
  • William Holden [Casey Kirby]
  • Eddie Bracken [Barney Waters]
  • Betty Hutton [Bessie Day]
  • Betty Jane Rhodes [Diana Golden]
  • Leif Erickson [Jake]
  • Cass Daley [Cissie]
  • Gil Lamb [Spike]
  • Barbara Britton [Eileen Wright]
  • Rod Cameron [Sailor]
  • Jack Norton [Kellogg]
  • Harry Barris [PeeWee]
  • Dave Willock [Sailor]
  • Stanley Andrews [Commander]
  • Chester Clute [Minister]
  • Roy Atwell [Arthur]
  • Robert Warwick [Admiral Wright]
  • Charles Williams [Photographer]
  • Oscar Smith [Valet]
  • Lyle Latell [Drunk]
  • Hal K. Dawson [Bert
  • Diana’s Manager]
  • Fred Santley [Waiter]
  • Phyllis Ruth [Hazel]
  • Elinor Troy
  • Alice Weaver
  • Louise La Planche
  • Laurie Douglas
  • Judith Gibson
  • Lynda Grey
  • Alaine Brandes
  • Katharine Booth [Swingland Hostesses]
  • Jimmy Dorsey and His Band [Themselves]
  • Helen O’Connell [Herself]
  • Bob Eberly [Himself]
  • Lorraine and Rognan [Dance Team]

Musical Program

  • Arthur Murray Taught Me Dancing in a Hurry (sung by Betty Hutton with Jimmy Dorsey and His Orchestra)
  • I Remember You (Dorothy Lamour, Bob Eberly, Helen O’Connell and Chorus with Jimmy Dorsey and His Orchestra)
  • If You Build a Better Mousetrap (Betty Hutton with Jimmy Dorsey and His Orchestra)
  • Not Mine (sung by Dorothy Lamour with Tommy Dorsey and His Orchestra, reprised by Betty Hutton)
  • The Fleet’s In (Betty Jane Rhodes)
  • When You Hear the Time Signal (Dorothy Lamour)
  • Tangerine (sung by Bob Eberly and Helen O’Connell with Jimmy Dorsey and His Orchestra)