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The Navy Comes Through (1942)

Approved  |   |  War, Drama  |  30 October 1942 (USA)
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A U.S. Navy crew aboard a merchant marine ship battle Nazis.

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Chief Michael 'Mike' Mallory
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Lt. Thomas L. 'Tom' Sands
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Myra Mallory
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Joe 'Babe' Duttson
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Richard 'Dutch' Kroner
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Coxswain G. Berringer
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Pat Tarriba
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Capt. McCall
Lee Bonnell ...
Kovac
Frank Jenks ...
Sampier
John McGuire ...
James Bayless (as John Maguire)
Frank Fenton ...
Hodum
Joey Ray ...
James Dennis
Marten Lamont ...
Lt. Cmdr. Murray - navy doctor
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A U.S. Navy crew aboard a merchant marine ship battle Nazis.

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30 October 1942 (USA)  »

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La marine triomphe  »

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Trivia

"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie on November 29, 1943 with Pat O'Brien reprising his film role. See more »

Goofs

The destroyer momentarily seen through the U-boat's periscope after the first fight was USS Preble (DD-345). The picture was obviously from well before the war, since Preble was converted to a minelayer (DM-20) in 1937. Further, she served in the Pacific, not the Atlantic. See more »

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Soundtracks

Symphony No.40 in G Minor, K.550
(1788)
Written by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
First movement played on the short wave radio aboard ship
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On Life Support but Manages to Survive
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A Bit Below Average as these Propaganda Pictures Go. Pat O'Brien is a Stiff Actor and He Plays a Stiff here with an Ultra-Sombre Display of Deadpan. George Murphy Fairs Better and Manages to Bring Along Some Gravitas as a Former Naval Officer Court Martialed Before the War.

After Pearl Harbor He Re-Enlists as an Enlisted Man and has More Trials Convincing O'Brien He is a Worthy Salt and Deserving of His Respect and His Sister. Betty White is the Love Interest and the Sister, and Manages to Show Up at Sea so Things can be Set Straight.

It's Rather a Mess of Flag Waving and Stereotypes with Cartoon Characters, like the Brooklyn Boy who "Loves Dem Bums", and Ricky Ricardo, Before Lucy, as a Cuban Come Aboard for the Melting Pot Plot.

The Movie's Redeemed in the Final Act with some Rah-Rah Action and is Exciting, but Highly Inaccurate. Accuracy doesn't Mean a Hill of Beans in this Type of Formulaic Patriotism. These Movies were Made to Boost Morale and Get the Boys to Enlist and the Homefront on Board. If this One Succeeded More Power to it. Not Much of a Movie Though.


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