Anchors Aweigh (1945)

Credit: genekellyfans.comWhen two sailors help a runaway boy return home one of them falls in love with the boy’s aunt, and Frank Sinatra pretends he can play the piano.

 

This is the first of several sailor movies Gene Kelly made with Frank Sinatra. I wouldn’t exactly call it a deep, life-changing movie, but it’s a fun one to watch. If you have any little kids then they’ll enjoy the scene where Gene Kelly dances with the animated mouse from those old Tom and Jerry cartoons.

Credit: flixposed.blogspot.comOH, SOMETHING YOU SHOULD KNOW: There’s this really weird scene where Gene Kelly is describing his love through a musical fantasy while dressed up in a shiny yellow shirt and cape.  You can skip it and save what would be several wasted minutes of your life.

The best lesson in this movie comes from Jose Iturbi: “To throw away a friend in anger, this is not good.” He then goes on to straighten out the mess these sailors have made, not because he had to, but because he knew he held the power to save a stranger’s relationship.

“Blessed are the peacemakers for they shall be called the children of God.” – Matthew 5:9

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