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      You're in the Navy Now

      1951 1h 33m Comedy List
      100% Tomatometer 6 Reviews 35% Audience Score 100+ Ratings When Cmdr. Tom Reynolds (John McIntire) tries to select a navy officer capable of leading an experimental submarine with a steam engine, the only candidate he can find is reservist Lt. Harkness (Gary Cooper). Harkness tries to lead his crew to successful trials of the ship, but every effort proves to be a debacle. With his men becoming discouraged and the ship now a laughingstock, Harkness must find a way to make the ship function before Rear Adm. Tennant (Ray Collins) comes calling. Read More Read Less

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      TIME Staff TIME Magazine When it gets up a full head of steam, [You're in the Navy Now] bubbles with fun. Aug 5, 2019 Full Review Bob Thomas Associated Press As long as the script sticks to this situation and spoofing Navy protocol, it is hilarious. Aug 5, 2019 Full Review Bosley Crowther New York Times It seems only fair to warn you that this farce about Navy men is the most explosively funny service picture that has come along since the nickelodeon versions of the sinking of the battleship Maine. Aug 5, 2019 Full Review Clyde Gilmour Maclean's Magazine In spite of some low patches this is a pleasant and very human comedy about the ordeals of non-professional sailors in wartime. Oct 30, 2019 Full Review Jay Carmody Washington Star Gary Cooper and an experimental submarine chaser are a comedy pair you would not want to miss. Aug 5, 2019 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Steve D Against type but not good. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 01/07/24 Full Review Audience Member A charming movie with a mixed cast of seasoned veterans & bright up & comers. It steams along with good pacing & some fine individual performances, most every gets a chance to be seen. It doesn't promise high art, just good clean fun & it delivers. Mr Deeds joins the navy. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 01/12/23 Full Review kevin w Here is a lighthearted comedy that is less than a movie per se and more of a situation comedy, the situation being what happens when a inexperienced captain and crew helm an experimental submarine. What viewers get is a piece inoffensive as cold milk, nice. What is remarkable is the number of the secondary cast who were just starting out who would go on to appear in more noteworthy projects. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 03/30/23 Full Review Audience Member Very enjoyable and rather minor film, but it?s well done, fine acting, very well written. It?s an interesting story and always held my interest. Good supporting cast, very early appearances from Charles Bronson and Lee Marvin. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/18/23 Full Review Audience Member Very enjoyable and rather minor film, but it’s well done, fine acting, very well written. It’s an interesting story and always held my interest. Good supporting cast, very early appearances from Charles Bronson and Lee Marvin. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/30/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis When Cmdr. Tom Reynolds (John McIntire) tries to select a navy officer capable of leading an experimental submarine with a steam engine, the only candidate he can find is reservist Lt. Harkness (Gary Cooper). Harkness tries to lead his crew to successful trials of the ship, but every effort proves to be a debacle. With his men becoming discouraged and the ship now a laughingstock, Harkness must find a way to make the ship function before Rear Adm. Tennant (Ray Collins) comes calling.
      Director
      Henry Hathaway
      Producer
      Fred Kohlmar
      Genre
      Comedy
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (DVD)
      May 23, 2006
      Runtime
      1h 33m