Anchors Aweigh (film #6 on Industrial Incentive Films (Vintage Video)). [Category: Military & Propaganda]

Sing along with the Navy! During World War II, short films of patriotic songs such as this were run in movie theaters, and people really did sing along, they tell me. This film features a stirring rendition of "Anchors Aweigh" over scenes of the Navy hard at work on battleships splashing through the ocean. It's pretty much what you'd expect, though there are a few mildly creepy scenes of sailors in t-shirts and white shorts (which look like underwear) swabbing the decks and undergoing inspection. The film and audio quality wavers a bit in spots, but that just makes it more fun.

Ratings: Camp/Humor Value: ***. Weirdness: ***. Historical Interest: ****. Overall Rating: ***.

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