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Director:
Writers:
Jo Swerling (screenplay)
W.R. Burnett (story)
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Release Date:
23 December 1943 (Australia) See more »
Tagline:
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...
Plot:
A submarine lieutenant and his commander fall in love with the same girl. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
Won Oscar. See more »
NewsDesk:
(4 articles)
Steve Forrest obituary
 (From The Guardian - TV News. 26 May 2013, 3:39 AM, PDT)

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 (From The Guardian - Film News. 24 May 2013, 3:45 PM, PDT)

Harry Morgan obituary
 (From The Guardian - Film News. 8 December 2011, 4:07 PM, PST)

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Tyrone, Dana and Anne in choppy waters. See more (21 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Tyrone Power ... Lt. Ward Stewart (as Tyrone Power U.S.M.C.R.)

Anne Baxter ... Jean Hewlett

Dana Andrews ... Lt. Cmdr. Dewey Connors

James Gleason ... Chief Mike 'Mac' McDonnell

Dame May Whitty ... Grandmother

Harry Morgan ... Brownie (as Henry Morgan)
Ben Carter ... Oliver Cromwell Jones
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Fred Aldrich ... German Seaman (uncredited)
Stanley Andrews ... Shipwrecked Captain (uncredited)
John Archer ... Curly Bowman (uncredited)
David Bacon ... Lieutenant (uncredited)
Brooks Benedict ... Angry Man at Hotel Registration Desk (uncredited)
Lulu Mae Bohrman ... (uncredited)
Dorothy Brent ... Schoolgirl (uncredited)
Frederic Brunn ... Q Boat Lieutenant (uncredited)
Paul E. Burns ... Simmons - Desk Clerk (uncredited)
Harry Carter ... Sailor (uncredited)
Gene Collins ... Boy in Lifeboat (uncredited)
James Conaty ... Hotel Desk Clerk (uncredited)
Frank Conroy ... Capt. Bryson (uncredited)
Frank Dawson ... Henry the Butler (uncredited)
James Eagles ... Officer (uncredited)
Edward Earle ... Wreckage Victim (uncredited)

Steve Forrest ... Sailor (uncredited)
Chester Gan ... Lee Wong (uncredited)

Charley Grapewin ... Pop (uncredited)
Thurston Hall ... Senator from Texas (uncredited)
Sally Harper ... Teenage Student (uncredited)
George Holmes ... Crew Member (uncredited)
Kathleen Howard ... Miss Bromley (uncredited)
Sue Jolley ... Schoolgirl (uncredited)
Florence Lake ... Doris - Jean's Roommate (uncredited)
Peter Leeds ... Shore Police (uncredited)
Trudy Marshall ... Telephone Operator (uncredited)
Leila McIntyre ... Senator's Wife (uncredited)
Betty McKinney ... Schoolgirl (uncredited)
Malcolm 'Bud' McTaggart ... Sailor (uncredited)
Edward McWade ... Crony (uncredited)
James Metcalf ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Hans Moebus ... German Officer (uncredited)
Edmund Mortimer ... Man at Hotel Registration Desk (uncredited)
John Mylong ... Captain of Submarine (uncredited)
Netta Packer ... Mother (uncredited)
Tom Quinn ... Hotel Guest (uncredited)
Otto Reichow ... German Signalman (uncredited)

Gene Rizzi ... Seaman Rizzi (uncredited)
Lionel Royce ... German Q-Boat Commander (uncredited)
Floyd Shackelford ... Porter (uncredited)
Paul Stanton ... Officer (uncredited)
Charles Tannen ... Seaman Hammond (uncredited)
Ruth Thomas ... Schoolgirl (uncredited)
Sigfrid Tor ... German Soldier (uncredited)
Nicholas Vehr ... Russian Officer (uncredited)
Hans von Morhart ... Y Gun Operator (uncredited)
Minor Watson ... Adm. Bob Stewart (uncredited)
Cecil Weston ... Woman (uncredited)
Bruce Wong ... First Waiter (uncredited)
William Yetter Sr. ... Tanker Lieutenant (uncredited)
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Directed by
Archie Mayo 
 
Writing credits
Jo Swerling (screenplay)

W.R. Burnett (story)

Produced by
Milton Sperling .... producer
William Goetz .... executive producer (uncredited)
Lee S. Marcus .... producer (uncredited)
Darryl F. Zanuck .... executive producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
David Buttolph 
 
Cinematography by
Leon Shamroy (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Ray Curtiss 
Walter Thompson 
 
Art Direction by
Richard Day 
Wiard Ihnen  (as Wiard B. Ihnen)
 
Set Decoration by
Paul S. Fox 
Thomas Little 
 
Costume Design by
Earl Luick 
 
Makeup Department
Guy Pearce .... makeup artist
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Otto Brower .... second unit director (uncredited)
Arthur Jacobson .... assistant director (uncredited)
F.E. 'Johnny' Johnston .... assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
James Curtis Havens .... location art director (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Bernard Freericks .... sound
Roger Heman Sr. .... sound (as Roger Heman)
 
Visual Effects by
Fred Sersen .... special photographic effects
 
Camera and Electrical Department
E. Truman Joiner .... key grip (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Sam Benson .... wardrobe (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Emil Newman .... musical director
Maurice De Packh .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Arthur Morton .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Alfred Newman .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
George Parrish .... orchestrator (uncredited)
David Raksin .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Conrad Salinger .... orchestrator (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Henri Jaffa .... associate technicolor director
Natalie Kalmus .... technicolor director
M.K. Kirkpatrick .... technical advisor (as M.K. Kirkpatrick Commander U.S.N.)
William Calkins .... technical advisor (uncredited)
Edward Ludwig .... fill-in director (uncredited)
 
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Runtime:
106 min
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Color:
Color (1956 reissue) | Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Recording)
Certification:
Australia:PG | Canada:PG (video rating) | Finland:K-16 | Netherlands:12 | UK:U | USA:Approved (MPAA rating: certificate #8371)

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Trivia:
Norman Nesbitt was scheduled to narrate a "special trailer" for this movie according to 'The Hollywood Reporter'.See more »
Goofs:
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): When the schoolgirls are shooting their arrows in the archery class (c. 61 minutes) they are fired at an angle of about 45 degrees. Because of the effect of gravity these arrows would fall well below their targets and not, as in the film, hit them with so much success.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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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
Tyrone, Dana and Anne in choppy waters., 29 June 2014
Author: JohnRouseMerriottChard from United Kingdom

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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