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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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As the Copperfin is approaching their rendezvous in the Aleutians, they are submerged at periscope depth. The man on the sonar calls out depths of 1000 and 800 fathoms (6000 and 5400 feet respectively). The scene changes to show the boat moving submerged with the ocean bottom clearly visible only a couple of hull heights below. If the bottom were 5,400 feet below, it would not be visible sunlight only penetrates approximately 600 feet. See more »
[Holding up the fuse mechanism of the Japanese bomb that Adams just defused]
Got "Made in USA" stamped on it. The appeasers' "contribution" to the war effort.
[Hands it to the cook]
Take it and stew it, Cookie.
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Obviously propaganda, a stirring formula making film
Made during the second world war this film obviously shows its propaganda heritage. It does contain all the 'token' characters of a NAVY film including the hothead, rookie, bragger, comedy cook but I believe thats probably because it was the first film with these elements.
The underwater scenes are a little 'Thunderbirds' but they do convey the tension properly and Grant flows with Captain 'esk speeches including the 'Roller Skates' one which is a little bizarre.
Over all a top notch underwater fiesta.
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