Follow the Fleet

Follow the Fleet

Mark Sandrich (1936)

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In this wonderful musical comedy, shore-leave sailors Fred Astaire and Randolph Scott breeze into town and fall for sisters Ginger Rogers and Harriet Hilliard. The plot revolving around the Scott/Hilliard characters had dominated the stage play Shore Leave and the Broadway show and film of Hit the Deck, on which sources this film was based. But here it plays second fiddle to the romance between the swaggering Astaire and the equally sassy Rogers. The settings might not be the Art Deco delights of the couple's other pictures and not all of Irving Berlin's songs would make his greatest hits compilation, but the song-and-dance duo are as captivating as ever and Let's Face the Music and Dance ranks as one of their finest routines.


A sailor on leave from the US Navy tries to rekindle a past romance with his former dance partner, while his friend falls for the woman's sister. Irving Berlin musical, starring Fred Astaire, Randolph Scott, Ginger Rogers and Harriet Hilliard. Featuring classic songs Let's Face the Music and Dance, and Let Yourself Go.

Cast & Crew

"Bake" Baker Fred Astaire
Sherry Martin Ginger Rogers
Bilge Smith Randolph Scott
Connie Martin Harriet Nelson
Iris Manning Astrid Allwyn
Showgirl Betty Grable
Captain Ezra Hickey Harry Beresford
Jim Nolan Russell Hicks
Sullivan Brooks Benedict
Dopey Ray Mayer
Kitty Collins Lucille Ball
Director Mark Sandrich
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Other Information

Language: EnglishBlack and whiteTheatrical distributor: Radio Pictures LtdAvailable on: video and DVD