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Crash Dive (1943)

Not Rated | | Action, Adventure, Drama | 1943 (UK)
A submarine lieutenant and his commander fall in love with the same girl.

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Lt. Ward Stewart (as Tyrone Power U.S.M.C.R.)
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Lt. Cmdr. Dewey Connors
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Brownie (as Henry Morgan)
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Storyline

Against his personal preference, PT boat commander Ward Stewart is made executive officer of the submarine USS Corsair. On leave before sailing, he meets schoolteacher Jean Hewlett and gives her a romantic rush...unaware that she's the sweetheart of Dewey Connors, his new commander. At sea, the men bond while fighting German Q-ships. When will they discover their mutual romantic rivalry? Will it interfere with a spectacular commando raid on a secret German base? Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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Tyrone Power -- Leading a reckless crew on the war's most daring mission! Battling death in a depth-bombed submarine! Blasting Nazis on a bold Commando raid! Finding love in precious, stolen moments! Crashing his way to unforgettable glory in...


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(1956 reissue)| (Technicolor)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Neither the later pictures Crash Dive (1997) nor its sequel Counter Measures (1998) (aka Crash Dive 2) are remakes of this film. They merely all share being submarine movies and being part of the sub-movie genre with a submarine term title. See more »

Goofs

When the PT boat is rescuing survivors and they spot a U-boat, the young boy who was being hauled aboard the PT boat is wearing a life-jacket. The close up in the next shot shows Lt Stewart lifting the boy up to put him back in the lifeboat. The boy is no longer wearing the life-jacket. In the following shot, as Lt. Stewart completes putting him back into the lifeboat, the boy is again wearing the life-jacket. See more »

Quotes

Oliver Cromwell Jones: Mac, it's none of my business, and it certainly isn't up to me to give you advice, but if I had a weak heart ...
Chief 'Mac' McDonnell: What are you talking about?
Oliver Cromwell Jones: A man don't take nitroglycerine for dandruff.
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Featured in Going Hollywood: The War Years (1988) See more »

Soundtracks

Don't Sit Under the Apple Tree
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Music by Sam H. Stept (1942)
Lyrics by Lew Brown and Charles Tobias
Sung in part by Tyrone Power in the car
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Tyrone, Dana and Anne in choppy waters.
29 June 2014 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Crash Dive is directed by Archie Mayo and written by Jo Swerling and W.R. Burnett. It stars Tyrone Power, Dana Andrews, Anne Baxter, James Gleason, May Witty and Harry Morgan. A Technicolor production out of 20th Century Fox, music is by David Buttolph and cinematography by Leon Shamroy.

It's flag waving time, 1943 style as Power and Andrews vie for the love of Baxter whilst conducting a submarine offencive against the Nazis. The love triangle feels twee but Mayo manages to keep it in check and not let it bog this particular sub movie down. When the pic is out on the water it's grand entertainment, nicely filmed and featuring Oscar winning effects work. Momentum is gradually built until the finale comes and delivers an action packed bonanza. Hooray! 7/10


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