Despite the solid talents of Sheridan, Haley, Oakie, and Raye, director Bacon (who had helmed the non-Busby Berkeley sections of 42nd STREET in 1933) couldn't lift the weak script of NAVY BLUES off the ground. Oakie and Haley play two dimwitted sailors desperate to snare a superior
marksman on their ship for the upcoming gunnery trials. The boys have a lot of money wrapped up in the contest and go to great lengths to keep Iowa-born-and-bred gunner Anderson from wandering off before the big day. To ensure that they won't lose Anderson, whose term is up, the gamblers employ
the lovely Sheridan to seduce the kid into reenlisting. She does so, but then falls in love wi...