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Director:
Writers:
Jo Swerling (screenplay)
W.R. Burnett (story)
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Release Date:
25 November 1943 (Argentina) 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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(4 articles)
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Propaganda movie with a love triangle thrown in See more (22 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)

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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Language:
Color:
Color (1956 reissue) | Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Recording)
Certification:
Argentina:13 | Australia:PG | Canada:PG (video rating) | Finland:K-16 | Netherlands:12 | UK:U | USA:Approved (MPAA rating: certificate #8371)

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Trivia:
Neither the later pictures Crash Dive (1997) (V) nor its sequel Counter Measures (1998) (V) (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:
Continuity: When the raiding party lands the German guards are patrolling with bayonets fixed (which they shouldn't be doing anyway). The next time you see one of the guards moments later the bayonet has disappeared.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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10 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
Propaganda movie with a love triangle thrown in, 9 August 2005
Author: blanche-2 from United States

Fantastic special effects highlight this World War II submarine drama starring Tyrone Power, Dana Andrews, and Anne Baxter - Power's last before going into the Marines.

Power is charming as a man who captures the heart of Anne Baxter, who though he doesn't know it, just happens to be the girl of Dana Andrews, Power's new commanding officer.

Out on the submarine, there's some exciting action as the sub searches for a secret base set up by the Nazis. One interesting subplot is the friendship of Oliver, a black soldier, with Mac, portrayed by James Gleason. Ben Carter, who played Oliver, does a great job, and his role as a concerned friend and brave soldier is not the usual stereotypical one blacks were often forced to play.

The ending, of course, is pure propaganda as Power, supposedly talking to his uncle, talks about the fighting men, subs, PT boats, and the like all doing their job. I'm in no way trying to denigrate it - propaganda is a fascinating part of film history and at that time was deemed important to the war movement. It's all very interesting to view today. And Power is gorgeous.

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