Anchors Aweigh Cast, Box Office Collection, Budget, Storyline

Anchors Aweigh

This mammoth musical is at base the story of two sailors on leave in Hollywood. Brash Joseph Brady (Gene Kelly) has promised his shy pal Clarence Doolittle (Frank Sinatra) that he will introduce Clarence to all the glamorous movie starlets whom he allegedly knows so well. Actually, the only actress whom Joseph meets is bit player Susan Abbott (Kathryn Grayson). He arranges for the golden-throated Susan to be auditioned by musician José Iturbi, but when she seems to want to return the favor romantically, Brady tries to foist the girl off on Clarence. But Clarence only has eyes for a fellow Brooklynite (Pamela Britton). Also involved in the plot machinations is runaway orphan Donald Martin (Dean Stockwell). Featuring Kelly dancing with such partners as a cartoon mouse (courtesy of MGM’s house animators Bill Hanna and Joseph Barbera), Anchors Aweigh was a huge hit in 1945, assuring audiences future Gene Kelly/Frank Sinatra teamings. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Release date: Jan 1, 1945
Production Company: MGM Home Entertainment
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Genre: Classics,Comedy,Musical & Performing Arts,Romance

Anchors Aweigh Caste and Crew
Director: George Sidney
writer: Isobel Lennart
Gene Kelly,Frank Sinatra,Kathryn Grayson,Jose Iturbi,Dean Stockwell,Pamela Britton,Rags Ragland,Sharon McManus,Carlos Ramirez,Henry O’Neill,Leon Ames,Edgar Kennedy,Henry Armetta,Billy Gilbert,James Burke,James Flavin,Chester Clute,Grady Sutton,Sondra Rodgers,Garry Owen,Steve Brodie,Charles Coleman,Milton Parsons,Renie Riano,Alex Callam,Harry Barris,John James,Wally Cassell,Douglas Cowan,Peggy Maley,Henry H. Daniels Jr.,Phil Hanna,William ‘Bill’ Phillips,Tom Trout,Esther Michelson,William Forrest,Ray Teal,Milton Kibbee,Eddie Hall