US naval officer Don Winslow is given command of the islands near Pearl Harbor. He discovers that there is a ring of saboteurs and enemy agents who are trying to destroy ships carrying ... See full summary »
US naval officer Don Winslow is given command of the islands near Pearl Harbor. He discovers that there is a ring of saboteurs and enemy agents who are trying to destroy ships carrying supplies to the troops stationed in the islands and sabotage the war effort. He sets out with his trusted assistant and two beautiful women to find the mastermind behind these nefarious activities. Written by
Top WWII Era Actioner, in production just before Official U.S.Involvement.
Don Winslow started life as the leading character in a series of books aimed at the juvenile boy trade. From there, Don had his own newspaper strip, Radio Program and Comic Book series. Finally, he made the jump to the silver screen in two serials from Universal.
The first one, DON WINSLOW of THE NAVY rates as one of the very best of that era.It combined Naval action with spies of still unnamed nations fighting forces of the U.S.Navy in a fictional South Pacific locale. Winslow acted as much as an intelligence agent as he did a Naval Officer.
The casting of Don Terry in the lead was truly a master stroke as he did not play the character, he became Don Winslow. The others in the cast did a yeoman's job making the whole film run very well and seemed to be a more realistic portrayal of real life occurrences than many serials did.
Add to this really good music, with the theme being a stirring rendition of "Anchors Aweigh" and we have one serial from the top shelf of Universal Pictures. And it seems to hold up quite well today.
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