Meet the Fleet (1940)


Technicolour dramatised recruiting short made by Warner Bros. for the US Navy.

Film is also known as “Anchors Aweigh.”


The story of three recruits undergoing Navy bootcamp training.

Production & Filming Details

  • Director(s): B. Reeves Eason.
  • Producer(s):
  • Writer(s): Owen Crump.
  • Music: Howard Jackson (uncredited).
  • Cinematography: Charles P. Boyle.
  • Editor(s): Louis Lindsay.
  • Production:
    • Warner Bros. (as The Vitaphone Corporation).
    • United States Navy (in cooperation with).
  • Distributor(s):
    • Warner Bros. (1940) (USA) (theatrical).
    • Warner Archive Collection (2020) (USA) (Blu-ray) (included in “The Mortal Storm”).
    • Warner Home Video (2008) (USA) (DVD).
  • Release Date: 21 December 1940.
  • Running Time: 20 minutes.
  • Rating: Unknown.
  • Country: US.
  • Language: English.

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