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Submarine (1928)

Approved | | Action, Drama | 12 November 1928 (USA)
Two sailors who are always competing against each other set their sights on the same girl. When she chooses one over the other, their friendship ends acrimoniously. However, things change ... See full summary »

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Bessie, Mrs. Jack Dorgan
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Clarence Burton ...
Submarine Commander
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The Boy
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Joe Bordeaux
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Two sailors who are always competing against each other set their sights on the same girl. When she chooses one over the other, their friendship ends acrimoniously. However, things change when one the men is in a submarine trapped beneath the ocean and the other, a diver, is sent down on a rescue mission. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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A mighty drama of the sea. (One-sheet poster).

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Action | Drama

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Approved | See all certifications »
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12 November 1928 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El submarino  »

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Budget:

$150,000 (estimated)
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(Western Electric Sound System) (musical score and sound effects)|

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Columbia production chief Frank Capra was displeased with the rushes he was getting from veteran director Irwin Willat and wanted Frank Capra to replace him. The director agreed on the condition that all the scenes be reshot. He faced resentment from the cast including Jack Holt when he insisted that none of the actors wear make-up. "Submarine" became only the second Columbia film to have a Broadway premiere and went on to become the studio's highest-grossing film of all time. Cohn rewarded Capra with a $1500 per week salary. See more »

Connections

Remade as Devil's Playground (1937) See more »

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Pals, Just Pals
Written by Herman Ruby and Dave Dreyer c. 1928, 'Theme Song of "Submarine"'
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Outstanding flick for its time
17 August 2001 | by (Seattle, WA) – See all my reviews

I saw this film as part of Seattle's Paramount Theatre Silent Movie series (augmented by live Wurlitzer organ). Aspects of it (which you'll note if you can find it - I won't ruin it for you) were especially poignant in the light of the (at the time I saw it) Russian Kursk submarine tragedy. It lets you know exactly what the men of the Kursk were going through - no lie. Also notable were aspects of male/female relationships which have (publicly) changed greatly since this film was made (and come around again). If you can rent it, catch it on the telly, or see it in a theatre (best) - DO. Historically perspective drama at its finest.


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