The fictionalized biography of composer Cole Porter from his days at Yale in the 1910s through the height of his success to the 1940s. The film's attempted biography matches many public ... See full summary »
Japan has just invaded the Phillipines and the US Army attempts a desperate defence. Thirteen men are chosen to blow up a bridge on the Bataan peninsula and keep the Japanese from ... See full summary »
Beautiful young Virginian Jane steps down from her proper aristocratic upbrining when she marries down-to-earth surveyor Matt Howard. Matt joins the Colonial forces in their fight for ... See full summary »
An American tanker is sunk by a German U-boat and the survivors spend eleven days at sea on a raft. They're next assigned to the liberty ship "Sea Witch" bound for Murmansk through the sub-stalked North Atlantic.
Three decorated Navy pilots finagle a four day leave in San Francisco. They procure a posh suite at the hotel and Commander Crewson, a master of procurement, arranges to populate it with ... See full summary »
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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The 'Hollywood Reporter' of 3 December 1943 announced that this movie's World Premiere in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania was a Charity Benefit to aid crippled children. See more »
The B-25 takeoff sequence taking place on the Hornet goes back and forth between studio shots and actual footage. The problem with the studio shots is the fact that the planes pictured were Lockheed Hudsons, not B-25 Mitchells. The Hudsons used were originally built by Lockheed for export to Britain and bear no resemblance whatsoever to a Mitchell. The Hudson was a taildragger and the Mitchell used a tricycle landing gear. Warner's was very close to the Lockheed plant in Burbank and leftover Hudsons popped up in all sorts of Warner's films throughout the war. See more »
[He and Tin Can have been forced to physically subdue Dakota, who's losing his grip during a particularly fierce depth-charging of the 'Copperfin']
Sorry I had to sock ya'.
It was either your chin, or the boat, Dakota. There was nothing else we could do. We gotta' take it. We can't win if we can't take it. Don't you know that?
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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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