Follow The Fleet

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Follow the Fleet (RKO) is a 1936 Hollywood musical comedy film with a nautical theme starring Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers in their fifth collaboration as dance partners. It also features Randolph Scott, Harriet Hilliard, and Astrid Allwyn, with... read more
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Follow the Fleet (RKO) is a 1936 Hollywood musical comedy film with a nautical theme starring Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers in their fifth collaboration as dance partners. It also features Randolph Scott, Harriet Hilliard, and Astrid Allwyn, with music and lyrics by Irving Berlin. Lucille Ball and Betty Grable also appear, in supporting roles. The film was directed by Mark Sandrich with script by Allan Scott and Dwight Taylor based on the 1922 play Shore Leave by Hubert Osborne. Follow the Fleet was extremely successful at the box office, and during 1936, Astaire's recorded versions of "Let Yourself Go", "I'm Putting all My Eggs in One Basket", and "Let's Face the Music and Dance" reached their highest positions of 3rd, 2nd, 3rd respectively in the US Hit Parade. Harriet Hilliard and Tony Martin made their screen debuts in this film. RKO borrowed Randolph Scott from Paramount and Astrid Allwyn from Fox for the production.

Original Release

02/20/1936

Cast

Fred Astaire Bake Baker
Ginger Rogers Sherry Martin
Randolph Scott Bilge Smith
Harriet Nelson Connie Martin
Astrid Allwyn Mrs. Iris Manning
Betty Grable Singer in Trio
Harry Beresford Captain Hickey
Russell Hicks Jim Nolan
Brooks Benedict David Sullivan
Ray Mayer Dopey Williams
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Mark Sandrich

Writers

Allan Scott, Dwight Taylor, Hubert Osborne, Lew Lipton, Dorothy Yost

Cast

Fred Astaire Bake Baker
Ginger Rogers Sherry Martin
Randolph Scott Bilge Smith
Harriet Nelson Connie Martin
Astrid Allwyn Mrs. Iris Manning
Betty Grable Singer in Trio
Harry Beresford Captain Hickey
Russell Hicks Jim Nolan
Brooks Benedict David Sullivan
Ray Mayer Dopey Williams
Lucille Ball Kitty Collins
Tom Brower Policeman (uncredited)
Lita Chevret Showgirl in Casino Number (uncredited)
Jeanne Gray Singer in Trio (uncredited)
Joy Hodges Singer in Trio (uncredited)
Tony Martin Sailor (uncredited)
Kitty McHugh Minor Role (uncredited)
Frank Moran Husky Sailor (uncredited)
Dick Purcell Lead Marine on Ship (uncredited)
Harriet Nelson Connie Martin (as Harriet Hilliard)

Producers

Editors

Henry Berman

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