~We're In The Navy Now~
1926
~Plot Synopsis~
A follow-up to the enormously successful Behind the Front, We're in the Navy Now reteams the stars of
the earlier film, Wallace Beery and Raymond Hatton. Beery plays dimwitted boxer Knockout Hannigan,
while Hatton is his larcenous manager Stinkey Smith. KO'ed during a preliminary bout, Hannigan
awakens to discover that Stinkey has skipped with their savings. The boxer chases the manager into a
Navy recruiting office, where to no one's surprise both men accidentally sign up for a lengthy hitch. The
rest of the picture finds our heroes screwing up at every possible opportunity, only to be continually
promoted and decorated by the Navy for their inadvertent heroism. Tom Kennedy, who played Beery and
Hatton's flustered sergeant in Behind the Front, shows up in We're in the Navy Now as Hanngan's ring
opponent, the aptly named Homicide Harrigan. According to director Eddie Sutherland's then-wife Louise
Brooks, screenwriter Ralph Spence had an awful time matching his dialogue subtitles with Beery and
Hatton's obscene lip movements.

Plot Synopsis by Hal Erickson, AllMovie.com
Directed by: A. Edward Sutherland

Written by:
John McDermott - scenario
George Marion Jr. - titles

Based on the original story by Monte Brice.
~Cast~

Wallace Beery ...  'Knockout' Hansen
Raymond Hatton ...  'Stinky' Smith
Chester Conklin ...  Navy Captain Smithers
Tom Kennedy ...  Sailor Percival Scruggs
Donald Keith ...  Ship's Radio Officer
Lorraine Eason ...  Madelyn Phillips
Joseph W. Girard ...  U.S. Admiral
Max Asher ...  Adm. Puckerlip
~615-82: Wallace Beery and Raymond Hatton~
1019-4: Wallace Beery~
~615-34: Wallace Beery~
~615-159: Raymond Hatton and Wallace Beery~
~Remaining Credits~

Production Company: Famous Players-Lasky Corporation

Distribution Company: Paramount Pictures

Associate Producer: B.P. Schulberg
Cinematography by: Charles P. Boyle
Presenters: Jesse L. Lasky  & Adolph Zukor

Length: 6 Reels
Runtime: 60 Minutes
Released: November 6, 1926
~615-165: Raymond Hatton , Wallace Beery, Tom Kennedy & Chester Conklin ~