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''Anchors Aweigh'' is a musical-comedy from 1945 directed by George Sidney.

Two sailors, Joe (Creator/GeneKelly) and Clarence (Music/FrankSinatra), meet a girl, Susan, on shore leave, after her nephew, Donald, tries to run away to join the Navy. Susan wants to be a singer, and Joe tries to help her career, but he's falling for her. Problem is Clarence has already fallen for her.

This film was the first to pair Sinatra and Kelly, and notable for a musical number with Jerry of the ''WesternAnimation/TomAndJerry'' cartoons.

Also look for a young Creator/DeanStockwell as Donald.

See also ''Film/OnTheTown''.

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!!Provides Examples Of:

* BookEnds: Joe Iturbi leading a group in "Anchors Aweigh" at the beginning (on the Navy ship) and at the end (at the Hollywood Bowl).
* GilliganCut: Joe's enraged "I'm not going back to that house!" is immediately followed by a shot of him and Clarence going back to Susan's house.
* ImagineSpot: A lot of the song numbers involve this.
* LoveEpiphany: "I Fall in Love Too Easily" is the song where Clarence realizes in an instant that he's in love with Brooklyn.
* LoveTriangle: Clarence, Susan, and Joe. Clarence eventually finds another girl, and Joe and Susan end up together.
* MaidenAunt: Played with. Clarence and Joe are surprised to find out that the Maiden Aunt in charge of young Donald is young and gorgeous.
* MistakenAge: Donald makes it seem like his aunt is a lot older than she is, giving the guys quite a shock when the finally meet her.
* MistakenForGay: Joe is trying to instruct Clarence on how to pick up girls. He's miming an excessively feminine walk, when a passerby sees him and gives him a long, strange look.
* NoNameGiven: The waitress from Brooklyn who ends up with Joe is never named. In the credits Pamela Britton is identified as "Girl from Brooklyn".
* OffscreenMomentOfAwesome: Clarence has been trying to get past security and into a movie studio so that he can get Susan an audition. He tries and fails multiple times. Joe waltzes up to security, asks to see the movie executive, says he's expected--and after a cut, somehow they are in the studio.
* OneDialogueTwoConversations: Towards the end, Clarence is trying to tell Joe about how he's unexpectedly fallen in love with Brooklyn, but Joe thinks he's talking about how Joe's fallen in love with Susan.
* PepTalkSong: "The Worry Song", where Gene convinces Jerry that he can dance.
* PrettyInMink: Susan has [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/young_aunt_a_pleasant_surprise.jpg a white ermine]] shoulder [[PimpedOutCape cape]] (a then common young socialite accessory).
* ReallyGetsAround: Invoked. Clarence and Joe decide to get rid of Susie's suitor Bertram by convincing him that she's a slut who services sailors. There's a whole number dedicated to this.
--> She's not so choosy\\
No, not our Susie
* RogerRabbitEffect / MediumBlending: Joe dancing with Jerry. Originally, the filmmakers wanted it to be MickeyMouse, but {{Creator/Disney}} was unfortunately too busy trying to get out of losses it took in the last few years.
* {{Socialite}}: Susan
* SpeakInUnison: "Well how do you like that!" when Clarence meets a girl who is also from Brooklyn in a Mexican restaurant.
* SuddenlyVoiced: Jerry in the dance number. Though in this case it was part of a story Joe was telling. Jerry's actress, Sara Berner, had actually previously voiced him in the 1944 ''Tom And Jerry'' short, ''Zoot Cat'', for a single line.
* SweaterGirl: Susan wears a [[GracefulLadiesLikePurple purple]] fuzzy sweater in a few scenes.
* TitledAfterTheSong: After Navy anthem "Anchors Aweigh".
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