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William K. Howard
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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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Tony Curtis, in an interview aired on TCM, recounted the day when he went into a theater and watched this film and saw Cary Grant peer through a periscope at Tokyo Bay. That moment "took his breath away" and inspired him to become an actor. Other reports state that Grant inspired Curtis to join the navy. Both Grant and Curtis would later star together in the World War II submarine comedy Operation Petticoat (1959). See more »
Cary Grant looks through periscope from sub and sees Mt Fuji as though it were right on the shoreline. You can only see the tip of Mt Fuji from sea level in Tokyo Bay and only on a clear day. Mt Fuji is 300 miles away in Kyoto. See more »
[passing out Christmas presents, reading the labels]
'For Pills, the Pharmacist's Mate, a mournful knell; he dropped his vitamins down the periscope well!'
[all hands laugh]
'The new kid forward is wiser but sadder... since he stepped on the skipper coming down the ladder!'
Hey, I apologized!
'On Wolf's grave a wreath is laid, since he tangled his line with that chambermaid!'
[more laughter as Wolf opens his present]
[pulling out a skimpy nightie]
Aww, you shoulda had it filled!
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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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