Funny movie quotes from Follow the Fleet starring Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Harriet Nelson
Bake Baker (Fred Astaire): I don’t often try to apologize ’cause I seldom make any mistakes.
Bake Baker (Fred Astaire): Gosh, you’re glad to see me.
[Bake pays only for himself]
Cashier: Don’tcha friends dance?
Bake Baker (Fred Astaire): Nah. They’re underage. I hold ’em on my lap.
Sherry Martin (Ginger Rogers): Honey, why don’t you admit it, you’re lonesome. Some men aren’t half bad.
Connie Martin (Harriet Nelson): I don’t know why? I just seem to frighten them away.
Sherry Martin (Ginger Rogers): You look too darn intelligent. You know, it isn’t that gentlemen really prefer blondes, it’s just that we look dumber.
Bake Baker (Fred Astaire): Let’s kiss and make up.
Sherry Martin (Ginger Rogers): No, let’s just make up. That’ll give you something to work for.
Sherry Martin (Ginger Rogers): Well, I don’t see any Admiral stripes on you!
Bake Baker (Fred Astaire): I like to go incognito just to mingle with the boys.
Bake Baker (Fred Astaire): Sherry tells me you’re leaving. Well, that’s probably the wisest thing to do. Run away! All this stuff about fighting for your man and all that makes things so complicated. Now, if all girls would just give up and run back to Bellport, then we’d definitely see the end of family life, little Junior would remain just an idea, and every man would burn his own toast. I thank you!
Bake Baker (Fred Astaire): [about Bilge] He’s stuck on that Iris Manning. Say, what’s she like?
Sherry Martin (Ginger Rogers): Anything in a uniform.
Kitty Collins (Lucille Ball): [to sailor trying to hit on her] Tell me, little boy, did you get a whistle or baseball bat with that suit?
Bake Baker (Fred Astaire): [singing] We joined the Navy to see the girls, And what did we see? We saw the sea, Instead of a girl or two in a taxi, We were compelled to look at the Black Sea, Seeing the Black Sea isn’t what it’s cracked up to be…
Bilge Smith (Randolph Scott): Boy, I hope I pick something good this time. I’m always getting school teachers.
Bake Baker: Why not? You’ve got a lot to learn yet.
Sherry Martin (Ginger Rogers)Sherry Martin (Ginger Rogers): Look, why don’t you let me try to fix you up? You’ll be amazed how much better it will make you feel.
Connie Martin (Harriet Nelson): Even though I’m not a blonde, I could be dumb, couldn’t I?
Sherry Martin (Ginger Rogers): And you’ll probably do all right too. It takes a lot of brains to be dumb.
Kitty Collins (Lucille Ball): Well, you sure look different.
Connie Martin (Harriet Nelson): I’m beginning to feel different!
Connie Martin: All right, sailor, I surrender.
Bilge Smith: Unconditionally?
Connie Martin: Well, I’m willing to discuss terms.
Bilge Smith: Okay, baby, let’s get outta here. Let’s find someplace where we can – talk.
Sherry Martin: I make ’em say uncle.
Connie Martin: Well, I can understand that, you’re attractive.
Sherry Martin: Connie, women weren’t born with silk stockings on, you know.
Connie Martin: Gee, you must look lovely in this.
Sherry Martin: And so could you, if you wanted to. Things have got to be dolled up nowadays.
Bake Baker: Maybe you were right. If you’d a married me, you wouldn’t be working in a Chop Suey joint like this.
Connie Martin: Kitty, there’s a sailor I want to meet. How do I go about it?
Kitty Collins: Are you kidding?
Connie Martin: No. I mean, are there any rules?
Kitty Collins: Well, yes and no. Yes before you meet him and no after.
Bake Baker: Gosh, Sherry, how’d you ever get in a place like this?
Sherry Martin: Well, it seems I didn’t mean much after we split up. For some reason or another, they’re not interested in a girl dancing alone, unless she’s got a fan.
Bake Baker: Well, a fan doesn’t cost much.
Bilge Smith: Hi ya, baby.
Connie Martin: Hello, sailor.
Bilge Smith: So, you know my name.
Connie Martin: Haven’t we met before?
Bilge Smith: That’s what I should have said.
Connie Martin: [after a long embrace and kiss] Kinda takes my wind out of my sails.
Bilge Smith: There aren’t any sails these days, baby. Just steam. Full steam ahead!
Bilge Smith: Baby, I’d like to be captain of your ship.
Bake Baker: Hey, how about breaking up this sewing circle and getting into a jam session?
Bake Baker: You might as well know, that whole thing with Iris Manning last night was just a gag.
Bilge Smith: What?
Bake Baker: Yeah, I framed you to show you that while you were running around with that bottle of peroxide you were passing up a girl you were really nuts about.