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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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Genres:

Action | Drama

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Release Date:

27 November 1937 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Submarino D-1  »

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Aspect Ratio:

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're the Cruising, Diving Boys
(uncredited)
Composer undetermined
Sung by the sailors at the tavern in Panama
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Failed the Float Test!
17 March 2004 | by (Denver) – See all my reviews

Given the fact that every sub in this movie ends up at the bottom of the ocean floor during sea trials I would venture to guess that Admiral Karl Dönitz saw this and figured, "Acht Di leiber! Our U-Boats vill annnnnhiliate zose Americahns!" This would lull anyone into thinking our sub fleet was sub par. But technically, this isn't a bad movie... it's just it's so predictable. George Brent's acting is as bland as the Navy's powdered eggs and lovable lug Wayne Morris is a near-idiot that somehow makes Chief (the Navy sure must've been different than when I was in it--- no board and no initiation!). Frank McHugh does a swell job of playing Lucky, a symbiotic twin of the character Droopy he played 3 years earlier in HERE COMES THE NAVY. Nice stock shots of the Panama Canal and much better than the usual Warner Bros. middling level special effects. All in all, I hope that this was planned as a cunning piece of disinformation rather than a testimonial to the skills of the U.S. Navy in the mid-1930's. I wonder if Swede Monson ever saw this?


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