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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 (as Dame May Whitty)
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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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(Western Electric Recording)

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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 (1996) 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 submarine submerges after being ambushed by the Q-boat, they are lying on the bottom and the captain passes the word that 'the smoking lamp is lit' for ten minutes. Since WW-II era submarines did not have any form of air purification equipment on board, no submarine commander would ever authorize smoking on board whilst underwater, as this would quickly use up the limited air supply on board the boat. Smoking was only allowed while surfaced and the men had to be outside the hull, either on deck or a specific section of the after section of the conning tower known colloquially as the 'cigarette deck'. See more »

Quotes

Jean Hewlett: That isn't gold on your uniform - it's brass!
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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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9 August 2004 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

Three-way submarine drama following an ambitious navy officer (Tyrone Power) who falls for a schoolteacher (Anne Baxter) prior to leaving for a mission aboard a submarine bound for German targets. He is unaware that she is the sweetheart of Dewey Connors (Dana Andrews) who is about to become his commanding officer. Engaging wartime adventure blending romance and action, with Oscar-winning special effects.

Summary: Simple premise Impressive special effects Decent acting An interesting study of propaganda in film


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