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The Navy Comes Through (1942)

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


(story "Pay To Learn"), (adaptation) | 3 more credits »
Nominated for 1 Oscar. See more awards »


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Complete credited cast:
Chief Michael 'Mike' Mallory
Lt. Thomas L. 'Tom' Sands
Myra Mallory
Joe 'Babe' Duttson
Richard 'Dutch' Kroner
Coxswain G. Berringer
Pat Tarriba
Capt. McCall
Lee Bonnell ...
John McGuire ...
James Bayless (as John Maguire)
Frank Fenton ...
Joey Ray ...
James Dennis
Marten Lamont ...
Lt. Cmdr. Murray - navy doctor


A U.S. Navy crew aboard a merchant marine ship battle Nazis.

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War | Drama


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Release Date:

30 October 1942 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La marine triomphe  »

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Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


This movie marked the first use of the new RKO radio signal trademark that spelled "VICTORY". The signal in previous films spelled out "RKO". See more »


The crew inadvertently receives an uncoded voice transmission from a German supply ship indicating its destination. In fact, German supply ships were sent to meet U-boats at prearranged meeting locations by German headquarters back in Europe using coded messages. Therefore, the crew should never have understood the transmission. Since this movie was filmed during the war, these facts were likely unknown at the time. See more »


Referenced in Moonlight Serenade (1998) See more »


Anchors Aweigh
Written by Charles A. Zimmerman
Lyrics by Alfred Hart Miles and R. Lovell
Played as background music often
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John Paul Jones Would Be Proud
14 March 2005 | by (minneapolis, minnesota, on the planet Earth) – See all my reviews

Before the Village People popularized the United States Navy with their song "In The Navy" this aquatic based branch of the armed forces was featured in many a Hollywood film during World War Two. "The Navy Comes Through" is one of those films and it features Pat O'Brien and George Murphy who are at odds with each other as they head out to sea as part of a gunnery crew to sink Nazi vessels. The overall theme to the film is a common one to WW II era war movies. A group of men with disparate backgrounds (in this case an Austrian-American, Ricky Ricardo, the ubiquitous guy from Brooklyn, and the boy who will become a man once he has seen some action) are thrown together to stick it to the Nazis. The idea is that America, the land of the melting- pot, can prevail over totalitarianism as long as everyone is willing to pull together. During the movie O'Brien's acting style is consistently blunt. The interior of the German subs are enormous. The action is well paced, and in the end the Navy really does comes through.

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