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Director:
Writers:
Jo Swerling (screenplay)
W.R. Burnett (original story)
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Release Date:
1943 (UK) 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 »
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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)

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)
 
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Runtime:
106 min
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Language:
Color:
Black and White (1956 reissue) | Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Recording)
Certification:
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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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:
[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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10 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
Better than average WWII action film, 22 June 2006
Author: hjmsia49 from United States

Crash Dive is a typical WWII propaganda film with a stirring musical score by Hugo Friedhofer that prompts any young man to want to enlist in the navy. The cast is uniformly good, especially Tyrone Power as he cleverly tries to woo a reluctant Anne Baxter. Sub skipper Dana Andrews always excelled in military roles. The plot borders on the ridiculous. A German naval base in the north Atlantic- where? An American submarine conducting offensive operations in the Atlantic would likely have been attacked on sight by Allied forces who would naturally assume all subs in the Atlantic were German (such was the fate of one U.S. sub which left New London for the Panama Canal and was never heard from again). Good action scenes for a film of this genre with many of the clichés that would be repeated in other WWII submarine films.

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