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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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Grandmother
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Brownie (as Henry Morgan)
Ben Carter ...
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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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(Western Electric Recording)

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(1956 reissue)| (Technicolor)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

John Payne and Randolph Scott were originally set to star. See more »

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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 »

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Anchors Aweigh
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Music by Charles A. Zimmerman
Played during the opening credits and often in the score
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Great acting and award winning special effects makes up for average story.
16 January 1999 | by (Brea, Ca. 92821) – See all my reviews

Crash Dive was one of many films to be released during WWII. Its pluses are good acting, supplied by Tyrone Power, Anne Baxter and Dana Andrews and award winning special effects. The story takes place in and around our then American sub base in New London Ct. In between battles with the German navy, a love story evolves with Tyrone Power and Dana Andrews after the same woman played by Anne Baxter.James Gleason is a bonus as one of the sub's seasoned crew memebers.


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