Air Date: Saturday June 20th, 2009 at 9 pm on THIRTEEN
Anchors Aweigh (1945) follows the four-day-long shore leave of two sailors, Joe (Gene Kelly) and Clarence (Frank Sinatra), in Hollywood. Upon going ashore, Joe has plans to meet up with one of his sweethearts and counsels Clarence on how he might also be successful with women. However, before the two can carry out their plans, they are charged with returning a young runaway (Dean Stockwell) to his Aunt Susie (Kathryn Grayson), a young, aspiring singer, with whom Clarence is immediately smitten. Attempting to protect his friend’s romantic endeavors, Joe scares away a male acquaintance of Susie’s with connections to famous maestro Jose Iturbi, unwittingly destroying Susie’s plans of becoming a famous singer. In an attempt to correct his mistake, Joe claims that Clarence is also a friend of Iturbi’s, though the two have actually never met. Joe and Clarence are then forced to find a way to make good on their promise to help Susie achieve fame.
The Academy Award-winning musical score features Grayson’s rendition of “All of a Sudden My Heart Sings” and Frank Sinatra’s “I Fall In Love Too Easily.” Directed by George Sidney.