- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 2 hours, 23 minutes
- Video: Color
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Released: May 13, 2008
- Originally Released: 1945
- Label: Warner Home Video
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Academy Awards 1945 -
Best Adapted or Musical Song/Score: George Stoll
Gangway for Sinatra and Kelly as song and dance lead the list of activities when sailors on shore leave fall in with a fatherless boy and his beautiful aunt. Includes the irresistible dance sequence with Kelly and Jerry, the cartoon mouse. Academy Award Nominations: 5, including Best Picture, Best Actor Gene Kelly, Best Song ("I Fall in Love Too Easily"). Academy Awards: Best Scoring of a Musical Picture.
Two sailors go on a four-day shore leave in Hollywood where, in their relentless effort to pick up girls, they become involved with a charming, fatherless boy who want to join the Navy and his beautiful aunt who's trying to get an audition with famous pianist José Iturbi.
- The film is well-known for a sequence in which Gene Kelly dances with Jerry (of "Tom and Jerry" fame) in one of the first pairings between a live actor and an animated figure.
- Shot in three-strip Technicolor.
- George Stoll won the Academy Award for Best Scoring of a Musical, though his credit in the film was Musical Director.
- All songs in the film sung by Frank Sinatra were written by Jule Styne and Sammy Cahn.
- Earl Brent was the vocal arranger for Kathryn Grayson.
- Gene Kelly's actual credit was for "Dance Sequences Creation."
- MGM Cartoon Studio provided the "Tom & Jerry" cartoon.