THE NAVY COMES THROUGH REVIEWED
“The Navy Comes Through” is a bizarre war film. But, I guess that World War II provided a glut of material for studios wanted to capitalize on Patriotic blood lust. The film begins with a Naval office being dismissed due to wanting to marry a superior officer’s sister. When WWII breaks out, the disgraced Naval officer gets called back into duty. Can the guys ever get their friendship back in-line? Not if the War has anything to say about it!
Thrill to the sights of bromances gone wrong while fighting Nazi U-boats. Desi Arnaz shows up in a bit role to prove that he existed before singing Cuban Pete. The film was nominated for a Special Effects Oscar and it’s quite stunning for the era. The Naval attacks look realistic and you buy the main cast as sailors. Max Baer in this movie cracks me up and I can’t put a finger on why I enjoyed him so much in this flick. I think it’s because he kinda looked like his son Jethro.
- 1.37:1 standard definition transfer