You're in the Navy Now (1951) - Rotten Tomatoes

You're in the Navy Now (1951)




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In this broad naval farce, Gary Cooper plays Lieutenant John Harkness, a wet-behind-the ears naval lieutenant who is given command of his first ship. Unfortunately, not only is Harkness new to commanding a naval vessel, but so is the crew and his subordinate officers.


Gary Cooper
as Lt. John Harkness
Jane Greer
as Ellie Harkness
Eddie Albert
as Lt. Bill Barron
Millard Mitchell
as George Larrabee
John McIntire
as Cmdr. Reynolds
Ray Collins
as Adm. Tennant
Harry von Zell
as Capt. Eliot
Jack Webb
as Ens. Anthony Barbo
Richard Erdman
as Ens. Chuck Dorrance
Ed Begley Sr.
as Commander
Fay Roope
as Battleship Admiral
Charles Bronson
as Wascylewski
Ken Harvey
as Crew Member
Lee Marvin
as Crew Member
Jerry Hausner
as Crew Member
Charles Smith
as Crew Member
James Cornell
as New Sailor
Glenn Gordon
as Shore Patrolman
Laurence Hugo
as Shore Patrolman
Biff McGuire
as Sailor Messenger
Anthony Norman McKay
as Admiral's Aide
John McGuire
as Naval Commander
Elsa Peterson
as Admiral's Wife
Herman Cantor
as Naval Captain
Joel Fluellen
as Mess Boy
Ted Stanhope
as Naval Officer
Rory Mallinson
as Lieutenant Commander
Bernard Kates
as Tugboat Sailor
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Critic Reviews for You're in the Navy Now

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (4)

When it gets up a full head of steam, [You're in the Navy Now] bubbles with fun.

August 5, 2019 | Full Review…

As long as the script sticks to this situation and spoofing Navy protocol, it is hilarious.

August 5, 2019 | Full Review…

It seems only fair to warn you that this farce about Navy men is the most explosively funny service picture that has come along since the nickelodeon versions of the sinking of the battleship Maine.

August 5, 2019 | Full Review…

String of incidents developed around such a situation are run off smartly and help to disguise fact that there's practically no plot.

August 5, 2019 | Full Review…

In spite of some low patches this is a pleasant and very human comedy about the ordeals of non-professional sailors in wartime.

October 30, 2019 | Full Review…

Gary Cooper and an experimental submarine chaser are a comedy pair you would not want to miss.

August 5, 2019 | Full Review…

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