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Jo Swerling (screenplay)
W.R. Burnett (original story)
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1943 (UK) See more »
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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  (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)

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)

Directed by
Archie Mayo 
Writing credits
Jo Swerling (screenplay)

W.R. Burnett (original 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 (set decorations)
Thomas Little (set decorations)
Costume Design by
Earl Luick (costumes)
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 adviser (as M.K. Kirkpatrick Commander U.S.N.)
William Calkins .... technical advisor (uncredited)
Edward Ludwig .... fill-in director (uncredited)
Crew verified as complete

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106 min
Black and White (1956 reissue) | Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
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Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Recording)
Argentina:13 | Australia:PG | Australia:G (original rating) | Canada:PG (video rating) | Finland:K-16 | Netherlands:12 | UK:U | USA:Not Rated (DVD Rating) | USA:Approved (MPPDA rating: certificate #8371) | USA:TV-PG (tv rating)

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Tyrone Power's picture credit reads "Tyrone Power U.S.M.C.R.", the latter letters after his name standing for United States Marine Corps Reserves.See more »
Continuity: As Lt. Ward Stewart arrives on the dock to meet his new command, two Gato class submarines are seen leaving the dock. From the camera on the dock, they are traveling at, roughly, full reverse (stern first). The shot then alternates several times to the boats obviously moving at, more or less, full ahead (bow first). It's pretty easy to tell which end is which on a WW2 era submarine.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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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
" Loving a woman during any war is standard fare for a soldier", 4 November 2013
Author: thinker1691 from USA

Taken from a story written by W.R. Burnett, this Navy yarn was directed by Archie Mayo. Typical Navy tale for War films of this sort were routinely produced during the 40's. It involves the standard war time plot of two men falling for the same woman. In this case we have our devilishly handsome officer Tyrone Power playing Lt. Ward Stewart who has a definite wartime preference for P.T.Boats and considers them the undependable heart of the U.S. Naval fleet. Unfortunately, he is being reassigned to Submarine duty with a stern commander, namely Lt. Cmdr. Dewey Connors (Dane Andrewa) as the ships's Captain. As per the formula scripts of the war-time era, the two men are in love with the same beautiful leading lady Jean Hewlett (Anne Baxter) and want to marry her. Although both find time to woe her, they also deal with war time problems, namely the enemy. Hazzards abound in the deadly seas they patrol, so much so it doesn't seem likely the officers will survive. The movie becomes standard stuff and because it's filled with guns, bombs and exciting situations, it promises to be interesting. Once that is accepted, the movie is good War-time exciting fun and could lead to you buying some war bonds after the show. If one is a fan of the two leading me, this becomes good entertainment. Nuff said, especially with additional cast members like James Gleason and Harry Morgan. Recommend for the patriotic crowd. ****

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