Follow the Fleet
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This lesser Astaire/Rogers vehicle is one of several screen versions of the venerable Hubert Osborne stage play Shore Leave. For reasons unknown, Fred and Ginger are virtually supporting players here, spending most of their time trying to patch up the romance between Fred's fellow sailor Randolph Scott and Ginger's sister Harriet Hilliard (better known as Harriet Nelson, of Ozzie and Harriet fame). One of the sillier aspects of the plot hinges on raising enough money to renovate a broken-down old ship; to do this, Fred and Ginger stage a lengthy musical number that must have cost five… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 75%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Though not one of Astaire-Rogers strongest musicals, the musical is still enjoyable despite its rather bland plot."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"Not Fred and Ginger's best, but great Irving Berlin songs and dances"
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
"It was fun to see western star Randolph Scott garbed in a sailor's uniform and acting like an old salt."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Burdened with a dull plot but blessed with a rousing Irving Berlin score."
‑ Dan Callahan, Slant Magazine
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