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Fighting Seabees Video Cover

Fighting Seabees (aka: Donovan's Army)

" Romance Of The Seven Seas"

-- Synopsis: This Video is about construction workers in World War II in the Pacific who are needed to build military bases. John Wayne takes a crew of construction workers and turns them into one of WW II's toughest fighting forces in this action-packed war classic. But first he has to convince the army brass to let his civilians bear arms, and then he's got to whip them into combat shape. Pretty good W.W.II propaganda machine/ film for the time.

* This is not a dance film but, John Wayne dances the Jitterbug with world Jitterbug champion " Twinkle toes Tucker" (Adele Mara) in a pretty funny Jitterbug scene at a officers party. The dance isn't very good as a dancer goes, but he was supposed to look like he didn't know what he was doing when dancing with the " World Champ" and he did that well. Wayne is back lead in a couple of dance tricks. For swing dance entertainment it gets a 10, for dance a 1. Wayne also does the Jitterbug in A Lady Takes a Chance.

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More Film Information below





1944RepublicanEdward Ludwig [DVD | VHS]


Country Made:



100 minutes USA English Black and White


Featured Dancer

Featured Dance

Dance Rating

Action / War / Drama / RomanceWayne and MaraJitterbugPoor

Known Dancers


Actors / Actresses

Adele Mara Specialty Dancers Addison Richards
John Wayne Dennis O'Keefe
  J.M. Kerrigan
  John Wayne
  Leonid Kinskey
  Susan Hayworth
  William Forrest

Dances performed in this film

Special Dance Interest

Jitterbug n/a n/a Famous Actor swing dancing
Boggie Backs, etc.      

Some Music Titles in Film

Bands | Musicians | Singers

Posters | Lobby Cards

n/a n/a Fighting Seabees

Stage versions of the film

Cast Recordings | Soundtracks

Related Films

Sheet Music Covers

n/a n/a A Lady Takes a Chance n/a

Books Available on this film ...



Date Published


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