(screen play), (screen play) | 2 more credits »


Complete credited cast:
'Butch' Rogers
Lt. Commander Matthews
'Sock' McGillis
Ann Sawyer
Admiral Thomas
Dennie Moore ...
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?


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


I Know Now
(1937) (uncredited)
Music by Harry Warren
Played at Roseland when Butch and Ann are dancing
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

SUBSUNK rescue
20 March 2004 | by (Corrales, NM) – See all my reviews

Enjoyable inter-War military adventure drama featuring the U.S. Navy submarine service. Based upon the story "Submarine 262" by Frank "Spig" Wead, who wrote a number of similar screenplays highlighting various parts of the fleet. This particular drama features the use of the McCann Rescue Chamber and Momsen Lung in a dramatic rescue of men from a sunken submarine off the coast of Point Loma, California. George Brent is remarkably low key and effective as the Commanding Officer. Also included is a love triangle between Chief Petty Officer Butch Rogers (Pat O'Brien), Petty Officer First Class (later Chief Petty Officer) Sock McGillis (Wayne Morris), and Ann Sawyer (Doris Weston). Comic relief by Lucky (Frank McHugh). Some development of what it takes to be a successful sailor in the submarine service - the ship is as strong as its weakest sailor. A young Broderick Crawford appears in a small part and Ronald Reagan was cast in one of his earliest appearances in a bit part but his scenes were left on the cutting room floor. Good shots of the rest of the Pacific Fleet as they work through Fleet Problem 20. Recommended.

11 of 13 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: