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.
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.