Here Comes the Navy
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Here Comes the Navy
James Cagney is Chesty O'Connor, a tough-as-nails, always-ready-for-a-fight shipyard worker, who loses out to US Navy CPO Biff Martin (Pat O'Brien) in a fight over a girl -- he not only loses the girl, but his job, and decides he wants a rematch. But to get it, he has to join the navy, which he does, along with his buddy Droopy (Frank McHugh). And he's assigned to the same ship as Martin, but he can't goad the chief petty officer into a fight and doesn't seem to understand much about navy discipline or regulations. He manages to get on the wrong side of virtually everyone… More

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"A fast-moving comedy enriched by an authentic naval setting."
‑ Frank S. Nugent, New York Times
"Nominated for best picture Oscar, this is the first film James Cagney, in a Navy uniform, made after the introduction of the Code and his first appearance with frequent co-star Pat O'Brien"
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"It's light on story, and because of that it borders on being an elaborate newsreel."
‑ Variety Staff, Variety
"[A] fast-moving, wisecracking sailors-at-sea story."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
More reviews for Here Comes the Navy on Rotten Tomatoes