Mellizas Peligrosas


Here Come the WAVES was released worldwide, including in Sweden (Flottans farliga flickor, November 1945), Finland (Laivaston heilat, December 1946), Turkey (Gönüllü melekler, 1947), Denmark (En rigtig sailor, August 1947), and Portugal (A Tentação da Sereia, May 1949).

The poster above is from the Argentinian version of the film, known as Mellizas Peligrosas, or Dangerous Twins. The poster below from the Denmark release, which translates as A Real Sailor.



December 1944, Back Cover


And look what we found on the other side of the December, 1944 WAVES Newsletter. An ad for the new film Here Come the WAVES.

The Betty Hutton/Bing Crosby vehicle was filmed on Navy bases and at the Hunter College Boot Camp. It went into pre-release at Navy facilities across the United States before going into theatrical release December 18, 1944.



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WAVE Dot Forbes remembers being disappointed when she finally saw her film debut in the movie Here Come the WAVES.

When we got to see the movie, there were a couple of little clips before the movie ever started and that was it!  (laughs).  I thought, “All of that and in that heat,” it was like 90 degree heat and you’re in wool serge, blue serge, it was just (laughs).  Scottie and I shake our heads when we think back.  But we did it, because you do what you were told and all.

The still of WAVES marching at Hunter College is from the Paramount picture Here Comes the WAVES.  It premiered during Christmas Week, 1944.

Marching, marching, marching

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WAVE Dot Forbes was in this sea of women during the filming of Here Come the WAVES at Hunter College in the Bronx.

This was June in New York City. We had to wear our Navy blue uniforms. Serge, wool serge.  Marching.  And I don’t — I hated the song that Johnny Mercer wrote.  I thought I’ll never hear or listen to another one of his songs.  We had to sing it over and over and over and over and over.  Of course, I realize today what’s involved in editing and they had to do.

The still is from the Paramount picture Here Comes the WAVES.  It premiered during Christmas Week, 1944.