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Submarine D-1 (1937)

Approved | | Action, Drama | 27 November 1937 (USA)
Navy officers fall for Ann. She has her own plans. USS Pensacola is struck during a last dive drill, there is an attempt to rescue. The USS Dolphin (D-1) and her crew depart from ... See full summary »

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Navy officers fall for Ann. She has her own plans. USS Pensacola is struck during a last dive drill, there is an attempt to rescue. The USS Dolphin (D-1) and her crew depart from Connecticut to San Diego via the Panama Canal. They come into troubles.

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The submarine "D-1" in the film was actually the U.S.S. Dolphin (SS-169). She was commissioned at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in 1932 and then moved to San Diego where she was home-ported at the time of this film. During WWII she performed three war patrols from 1941 to 1942, then served as a training sub out of Pearl Harbor until 1944. She was moved to the sub base at New London, CT and served as a school boat until being decommissioned in October, 1945 and sold for scrap in August, 1946. See more »

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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 »

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

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Anchors Aweigh
(1906) (uncredited)
Written by Charles A. Zimmerman
Lyrics by Alfred Hart Miles and R. Lovell
Played in the score at the start of naval maneuvers
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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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