Down 8,906 this week

Submarine D-1 (1937)

Approved  |   |  Action, Drama  |  27 November 1937 (USA)
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.6/10 from 103 users  
Reviews: 4 user

Add a Plot



(screen play), (screen play), 3 more credits »
0Check in

Celebrate IMDb's 25th Anniversary with Photos We Love

IMDb turns 25 on October 17! To celebrate, we put together a gallery of some of our favorite movie, TV, and event photos from the last 25 years.

See the Photos We Love

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 4618 titles
created 15 Jan 2013
a list of 1152 titles
created 06 Aug 2013
list image
a list of 9997 titles
created 26 Nov 2013
a list of 300 titles
created 10 Apr 2014
a list of 6071 titles
created 26 Jul 2014

Related Items

Search for "Submarine D-1" on

Connect with IMDb

Share this Rating

Title: Submarine D-1 (1937)

Submarine D-1 (1937) on IMDb 5.6/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Submarine D-1.


Complete credited cast:
'Butch' Rogers
George Brent ...
Lt. Commander Matthews
'Sock' McGillis
Doris Weston ...
Ann Sawyer
Henry O'Neill ...
Admiral Thomas
Dennie Moore ...
Veda Ann Borg ...
Tom Callan


Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis


Action | Drama


Approved | See all certifications »




Release Date:

27 November 1937 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Submarino D-1  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


| (Turner library print)

Sound Mix:

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »

Did You Know?


Two cast members in studio records/casting call lists did not appear or were not identifiable in the movie. These were (with their character names): Ronald Reagan (Paul) and Broderick Crawford (Mike). Reagan is billed 6th in Daily Variety's preview cast list, indicating he was in the preview print. In addition, his character is mentioned in the pressbook as pivotal and a friend of Ann since childhood. However, none of the reviews mention him or his character, in all likelyhood because he was cut from the final released print. See more »


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 »


Bringing in the Sheaves
(1880) (uncredited)
Music by George A. Minor (1880)
Words by Knowles Shaw (1847)
Briefly sung a cappella by Frank McHugh
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

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?

8 of 12 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
USS Dolphin gvb0907
Discuss Submarine D-1 (1937) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: