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Submarine D-1 (1937)

Approved | | Action, Drama | 27 November 1937 (USA)

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Cast

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'Butch' Rogers
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Lt. Commander Matthews
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'Sock' McGillis
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'Lucky'
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Ann Sawyer
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Admiral Thomas
Dennie Moore ...
Arabella
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Dolly
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Tom Callan
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Action | Drama

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Approved | See all certifications »
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27 November 1937 (USA)  »

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Submarino D-1  »

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The U.S. Navy and the submarine base at New London, Connecticut, had to approve the story to protect military secrets. See more »

Goofs

Throughout the movie Naval personnel are shown wearing their covers (hats) indoors. In the U.S. Navy covers are only worn indoors if a person is on watch, therefore almost every occurrence in the movie is incorrect. See more »

Connections

Featured in The United States Navy Band (1943) See more »

Soundtracks

We Watch the Skyways
(published 1941) (uncredited)
Music by Max Steiner
Played during the opening credits and occasionally in the score
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"Great Pre-War Navy Movie"
23 March 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"Submarine D-1" is a typical but terrific Warner Brothers, pre-WW2 movie on the glory of the U.S. Navy and in particular the submarine service. It has a great cast lead by Pat O'Brien, George Brent, Wayne Morris, and Frank McHugh but does not have Broderick Crawford among its players.

"Submarine D-1" contains great performances by Pat O'Brien as the Chief Petty Officer, Wayne Morris as the cocky sailor who finally matures into a first-rate CPO, and George Brent as the dedicated and somewhat fatherly submarine captain. Frank McHugh is also on hand as Warner Brothers' guaranteed laugh-getter for sure-fire comic relief. Henry O'Neil is well-cast as the wise-old admiral.

"Submarine D-1" is loaded with action, thrills, and comedy but contrary to many film sources Broderick Crawford is not in the film. I watched the entire film from beginning to end and can absolutely verify that he does not appear in this otherwise great old movie.


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