After most of the Irving Berlin lyric, sailor 'Bake' (Fred Astaire) with a blinding tap number, ensemble staged by Hermes Pan, to I'd Rather Lead A Band, in Follow The Fleet, 1936.
From the shipboard fundraiser, Bake (Fred Astaire) and Sherry (Ginger Rogers), with Irving Berlin's famous song, including the moment, just over two minutes in, where he gets clocked by the sleeve of her 25-pound dress, in Follow The Fleet, 1936.
Ruby Keeler teams with the Nelsons (of TV and radio fame) as the singer in Ozzie's band. The setting is a college campus which is suffering from monetary woes, but somehow Ozzie's band manages to attract enough attention to increase the enrollment and keep the school from having to shut down.
In the fifth of 10 Astaire/Rogers pairings, Fred trades his top hat for a sailor's cap, Ginger gets a tap solo and viewers get the unending delight of 7 sparkling Irving Berlin numbers.
All hands on deck! In the fifth of 10 Astaire/Rogers pairings, Fred trades his top hat for a sailor's cap, Randolph Scott gets the girl (pre-Nelson Harriet Hilliard), Ginger gets a tap solo and viewers get the unending delight of seven sparkling Irving Berlin numbers, including "Let Yourself Go," "We Saw the Sea," the Duo's zany "I'm Putting All My Eggs in One Basket" skit and their sublimely powerful "Let's Face the Music and Dance." Astaire is Bake Baker, a hoofer now given to stepping a sailor's horn-pipe while he and other swabbies patrol the seas for democracy. Rogers is his former partner Sherry, now convoying the Navy around a ballroom for 10 cents a dance. But one day the fleet returns to home port. Bake again meets Sherry, and the partnership is renewed at least for one more show. In small early-career roles, look for a very blond Lucille Ball and a very young Betty Grable.
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