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The Fleet's In is a 1942 movie musical, directed by Victor Schertzinger, and starring Dorothy Lamour and William Holden and Eddie Bracken.

This was the final film of Schertzinger's directorial career. He died in October 1941, before the film release.


When an unassuming sailor, Casey Kirby (William Holden), goes backstage for a famous actress' autograph, he winds up kissing her for a publicity photo. As it circulates, Kirby earns the reputation of a ladies' man among his friends. But when his friend Barney Waters (Eddie Bracken) bets that Casey can kiss the standoffish "Countess of Swingland" (Dorothy Lamour), he finds himself out of his league. With Barney as his wingman, Casey makes his earnest and bumbling move.


  • Dorothy Lamour as the Countess
  • William Holden as Casey Kirby
  • Eddie Bracken as Barney Waters
  • Betty Hutton as Bessie
  • Betty Jane Rhodes as Diana Golden
  • Barbara Britton as Eileen
  • Jimmy Dorsey as Himself
  • Cass Daley as Cissie (uncredited)