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Made during World War II, this chronicles a voyage of a U.S. submarine on a secret mission to the very shores of Japan. Much of the film is spent developing the cast of characters that populate the sub. Written by
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In a fleet boat, there are at least 3 compartments (motor room, engine room, and after battery) between the after torpedo room and the control room. But in the flooded after torpedo room scene, when water is being emptied into the next compartment, the camera pans to give a look into that compartment, and we see the Captain, leaning on the chart table in the control room. See more »
Reserve Officer Raymond:
[Just having come aboard the 'Copperfin']
Uh... How do I get below, sir? I... I've never been aboard a submarine before.
[Slightly bemused, as he points to the only obvious entry into the submarine]
There's the hatch. It goes 'down.'
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Great propaganda film for WWII. However, can anyone really believe that Cary Grant is from Oklahoma City? Since the Doolittle raid was in April of 1942, the movie has to begin on Christmas day 1941 - a little less that three weeks after the US got into the war. But the Captain says that this is their 5th tour. Cookie says that the previous Christmas (1940) they spent getting depth charged. Unless they decided to get into the war before it was declared. By the way, the actor who played Cookie is not the Alan Hale who went on to become the Skipper in Gilligan's Island. Alan Hale died in 1950. The Skipper was his son, Alan Hale, jr.
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