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Follow the Fleet - DVD (Original poster shown)
Follow the Fleet
"Nothing Like 'em on Land or Sea "

-- Synopsis: Astaire plays able-bodied seaman Bake Baker who tries to rekindle the flame with his old dancing partner Sherry Martin (played by Rogers) when the fleet puts in at San Francisco he heads straight to the club. Sherry broke his heart earlier by putting her career as a dancer ahead of being Bakers Wife, so he left to join the Navy. As they go to the Paradise Club , Baker runs into Sherry who is working in the club. Sherry's sister has a boat that needs fixin' and Baker and his best buddy get involved in it's restoration.

* There aren't any knockout specialty dance numbers like the Yam, Carioca and Piccolino, as there are in some other films by Fred and Ginger but the dance numbers are all top rate. Fred and Ginger enter the clubs dance contest together and later Ginger does a solo Tap routine to 'Let Yourself Go' and Astaire does his own solo in " I’ d Rather Lead a Band. Astaire gives a dance lesson on the deck of the ship. Astaire and Rogers again dance as two shimmering moths heading for a flame. During the final dance sequence on the boat it may be possible to see Fred Astaire get hit in the face by Rogers' beaded, weighted sleeve of her costume.

DVD Version also features: Follow the Fleet: The Origins of Those Dancing Feet, Musical short: Melody Master: Jimmie Lunceford and His Dance Orchestra, Classic Cartoon: Let It Be Me.

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1936 English [DVD | VHS | DVD Set]




R.K.O. Black and White Musical / Comedy / Romance


Country Made:


110 minutes USA Mark Sandrich

Featured Dancer

Featured Dance

Films Dance Rating

Fred and Ginger Tap Dance Very Good

Known Dancers


Actors / Actresses

Betty Grable Hermes Pan (Choreographer) Astrid Allwyn (Mrs. Iris Manning)
Bob Cromer Max Steiner (Musical Dir.) Betty Grable (Trio Singer)
Dorothy Fleisman   Brooks Benedict (David Sullivan)
Fred Astaire   Fred Astaire (Seaman Baker)
Ginger Rogers   Ginger Rogers (Sherry Martin)
Lita Chevret (Showgirl)   Harriet Hilliard (Connie Martin)
Lucille Ball   Harry Beresford (Captain Hickey)
    Joey Ray (dance contest announcer)
    Lucille Ball (Kitty Collins)
    Randolph Scott (Bilge Smith)
    Ray Mayer (Dopey Williams)
    Richard Alexander (Ballroom Waiter)
    Russell Hicks (Jim Nolan)

Dances performed in this Film 

Films special dance interest

Ballroom Taxi Dance Comedy: Dance mishaps
Pantomime   Dime-a-Dance dance hall (Taxi)
Sailor's Hornpipe   Fred and Ginger
Tap Dance   Fred's Fight Scene
    Fred's Piano Solo
    Taxi Dancers

Music Titles in Film

Bands / Musicians / Singers

Sheet Music Covers

But Where Are You Fred Astaire n/a
Get Thee Behind Me Satan Ginger Rogers  
I'd Rather Lead A Band Harriet Hilliard (Nelson)  
I'm Putting All My Eggs in One Basket Betty Grable  
Let's Face the Music and Dance    
Let Yourself Go    
We Saw The Sea    

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Stage versions of the film

Cast Recordings / Soundtracks 

Barkleys of Broadway (F& G) n/a n/a
Carefree (F& G)    
Damsel In Disress (w/ Fontaine)    
Dancing Lady (w/ Crawford)    
Flying Down To Rio (F& G)    
Roberta (F& G)    
Shall We Dance (F& G)    
Story of Vernon & Irene Castle    
Swing Time (F& G)    
Top Hat (F& G)    

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