The Radio Times logo

Follow the Fleet

  • Musical
  • Comedy
  • 1936
  • Mark Sandrich
  • 110 mins
  • U

Summary

Musical comedy starring Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. Song-and-dance man "Bake" Baker joins the navy when his girlfriend Sherry leaves him, but their romance is rekindled when the fleet docks in San Francisco.

Advertisement
Powered By
IMDB

Review

A star rating of 4 out of 5.

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.

How to watch

Loading

Credits

Cast

rolename
"Bake" BakerFred Astaire
Sherry MartinGinger Rogers
Bilge SmithRandolph Scott
Connie MartinHarriet Nelson
Iris ManningAstrid Allwyn
ShowgirlBetty Grable
Captain Ezra HickeyHarry Beresford
Jim NolanRussell Hicks
SullivanBrooks Benedict
DopeyRay Mayer
Kitty CollinsLucille Ball

Crew

rolename
DirectorMark Sandrich

Details

Theatrical distributor
Radio Pictures Ltd
Released on
1936-06-01
Languages
English
Available on
video and DVD
Formats
Black and white
Advertisement

RadioTimes.com is getting better. Fresh new look, redesigned programme hub, richer content…

FIND OUT MORE
Advertisement

Sponsored content