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
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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...
The US Navy provided naval equipment and allowed access to their fleet of submarines and also supplied service personnel. See more »
When the raiding party lands the German guards are patrolling with bayonets fixed (which they shouldn't be doing anyway). The next time you see one of the guards moments later the bayonet has disappeared. See more »
[Several submarine crewmen are preparing to go ashore on a commando raid]
Oliver Cromwell Jones:
[Looks around at all the blackened faces and hands of the other crewmen]
I'm the only born commando here!
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This film is one of the most exciting and realistic depictions of a submarine raid against the Nazis ever made during WWII. The special effects are Academy Award winning, the color cinematography superb, and the acting some of Andrews and Power's best work. The tension during the battle scenes is almost unbearable as a few American commandos wreak destruction upon a secret Nazi base. Without spoiling the stunning means by which the American sub overcomes significant damage to destroy the Nazi fleet and facilities, suffice it to say you will be riveted by the action. There is an obligatory love triangle but it does not detract from the overall quality of the story and the sea sequences. This film is a proper tribute to those who served in the submarine service and ultimately brought the Nazi Atlantic forces to its knees. We owe the brave commandos a special debt of gratitude for the incredible risks they took in crushing Hitler's minions and terminating that mad man's dreams of world conquest. As is so well shown in this motion picture, the Americans were able to overcome overwhelming odds and in so doing saved our country from Axis domination. We should never forget nor take for granted their fantastic achievements on missions like those detailed in this truly superb film.
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