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Director:
Writers:
Steve Fisher (original story)
Delmer Daves (screen play) ...
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Release Date:
31 December 1943 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Explosive ! . . . And As Big As The Broad Pacific !
Plot:
In order to provide information for the first air raid over Tokyo, a U.S. submarine sneaks into Tokyo Bay and places a spy team ashore. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
Nominated for Oscar. See more »
User Reviews:
A film that still floats well! See more (35 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Cary Grant ... Capt. Cassidy

John Garfield ... Wolf

Alan Hale ... 'Cookie' Wainwright
John Ridgely ... Reserve Officer Raymond

Dane Clark ... Tin Can
Warner Anderson ... Andy

William Prince ... Pills
Robert Hutton ... Tommy Adams
Tom Tully ... Mike Conners
Faye Emerson ... Mrs. Cassidy
Peter Whitney ... Dakota
Warren Douglas ... Larry

John Forsythe ... Sparks
John Alvin ... Sound Man
Bill Kennedy ... Torpedo Gunnery Officer
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
George Anderson ... Officer (uncredited)
Warren Ashe ... Major (uncredited)

Joy Barlow ... Wolf's Girl (uncredited)
Harry Bartell ... Crewman (uncredited)

Whit Bissell ... Yo Yo (uncredited)
Carlyle Blackwell Jr. ... Man on Phone (uncredited)
Danny Borzage ... Crewman (uncredited)
William Challee ... Rocky the Quartermaster (uncredited)
Cliff Clark ... Hornet's Admiral (uncredited)
Bob Creasman ... Sailor (uncredited)
Warren Cross ... Sailor (uncredited)
Angelo Cruz ... Second Japanese Float Pilot (uncredited)
Deborah Daves ... Debby Cassidy (uncredited)
Michael Daves ... Michael Cassidy (uncredited)
Jimmy Evans ... Sailor (uncredited)
Benson Fong ... Japanese (uncredited)
Wing Foo ... Japanese at Listening Post (uncredited)
John Forrest ... Sailor (uncredited)
Roland Got ... Japanese Officer (uncredited)
Kirby Grant ... Hornet's Captain (uncredited)
Herbert Gunn ... Pete - Lieutenant (uncredited)

Eddie Hall ... B-25 Crewman (uncredited)
William Hudson ... 'Copperfin' Intercom Man (uncredited)
Charles Anthony Hughes ... Naval Air Officer (uncredited)
Bill Hunter ... Market Street 'Commando' (uncredited)
Ted Jacques ... Sailor (uncredited)
Mary Landa ... Tin Can's Girl in Photo (uncredited)
Paul Langton ... 'Copperfin' Crewman-Barber (uncredited)
Eddie Lee ... Japanese at Listening Post (uncredited)
George Lee ... Japanese on Beach (uncredited)
James B. Leong ... Japanese (uncredited)
George Lloyd ... 'Copperfin' Chief Petty Officer (uncredited)
Bob Lowell ... Radio Operator (uncredited)
Cy Malis ... Sailor (uncredited)
Lou Marcelle ... Narrator (voice) (uncredited)
Ralph McColm ... Ensign (uncredited)
Jack Mower ... Admiral's Aide (uncredited)
Maurice Murphy ... Toscanini (uncredited)
William J. O'Brien ... Chief of Naval Operations (uncredited)
Frank O'Connor ... Navy Officer in Conference (uncredited)

Eleanor Parker ... Mike's Wife on Record (voice) (uncredited)
Paul Parry ... Sailor (uncredited)
Hugh Prosser ... PBY Seaplane Pilot (uncredited)
George Robotham ... Crewman (uncredited)
Dorothy Schoemer ... Saleslady (uncredited)
Bernard Sell ... Sailor (uncredited)
Charles Sherlock ... 'Copperfin' Helmsman (uncredited)
Larry Steers ... Army Officer in Conference (uncredited)
Mark Stevens ... Admiral's Aide (uncredited)
Charles Sullivan ... 'Copperfin' Ballast Operator (uncredited)
Ya Sing Sung ... Japanese on Beach (uncredited)
John Sylvester ... Sailor (uncredited)
Frank Tang ... First Japanese Float Pilot (uncredited)
Charles S. Thompson ... Rear Admiral (uncredited)
Sailor Vincent ... Crewman (uncredited)
Wally Walker ... Crewman (uncredited)
Jay Ward ... Crewman (uncredited)
Russ Whiteman ... Yeoman 1st Class (uncredited)
John Whitney ... Communications Officer (uncredited)
Alan Wilson ... Sailor (uncredited)
Bruce Wong ... Japanese Antenna Man (uncredited)
Duke York ... Duke - 'Copperfin' Crewman (uncredited)
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Directed by
Delmer Daves 
 
Writing credits
Steve Fisher (original story)

Delmer Daves (screen play) and
Albert Maltz (screen play)

Produced by
Jerry Wald .... producer
Jack L. Warner .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Franz Waxman 
 
Cinematography by
Bert Glennon (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Christian Nyby (film editor) (as Chris Nyby)
Vladimir Barjansky (uncredited)
 
Art Direction by
Leo K. Kuter 
 
Set Decoration by
Walter F. Tilford (set decorations) (as Walter Tilford)
 
Makeup Department
Perc Westmore .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Chuck Hansen .... unit manager (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Arthur Lueker .... assistant director (uncredited)
Fred Scheld .... second assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
John Beckman .... assistant art director (uncredited)
Harper Goff .... set designer (uncredited)
John More .... props (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Robert B. Lee .... sound
 
Special Effects by
Lawrence W. Butler .... special effects director (as Lawrence Butler)
Willard Van Enger .... special effects
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Benny Cohan .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Joe Cramer .... best boy (uncredited)
Owen Crompton .... grip (uncredited)
Frank Flanagan .... gaffer (uncredited)
Ed Henderson .... still photographer (uncredited)
George Gordon Nogle .... camera operator (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Roe Ramsey .... wardrobe (uncredited)
Leon Roberts .... wardrobe (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Leo F. Forbstein .... musical director
Leonid Raab .... orchestral arrangements (as Leon Raab)
William Lava .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Phillip Compton .... technical advisor (as Lt. Comdr. Phillip Compton)
James Leicester .... montages
Andy Lennox .... technical advisor (uncredited)
Dudley Walker Morton .... technical advisor (uncredited)
Florence O'Neill .... script clerk (uncredited)
Ken Whitmore .... unit publicist (uncredited)
 
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Runtime:
135 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound System)
Certification:
Australia:PG | Australia:G (TV rating) | Canada:G (video rating) | Finland:S | Sweden:15 | USA:Approved (certificate #9521)

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Trivia:
The appendectomy done in this film actually happened. It was performed on the USS Silversides SS236. Pharmacist's mate Thomas Mooere removed George Platter's appendix 150 feet below the ocean's surface. Photographs of the surgery are on display where this submarine is docked, in Muskegon, Michigan, at the Great Lakes Naval Memorial and Museum.See more »
Goofs:
Factual errors: Footage of the bombing raid includes several shots of bombs falling from the bomb bay. One shot shows six bombs falling from one plane and another shot shows seven bombs. The B-25's that flew in the Doolittle Raid were armed with three 500 pound bombs and one incendiary cluster for a total of four bombs per plane.See more »
Quotes:
Capt. Cassidy:There was a democratic movement in Japan after the last war. What happened?
Reserve Officer Raymond:The leaders were assassinated.
Andy - Executive Officer:Well, what about the people?
Capt. Cassidy:They have no voice now. Starvation is the big stick, isn't it, Raymond?
Reserve Officer Raymond:That's right, sir. The big wage is seven dollars a week. They have no unions, no free press... nothing.
Capt. Cassidy:They do what they're told.
Reserve Officer Raymond:I'm afraid most of them believe what they're told - like that "hero" who knifed your torpedo man. They've been sold a swindle, and they accept it.
Andy - Executive Officer:But how can they support such big families on seven bucks a week?
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Movie Connections:
Edited into Up Periscope (1959)See more »
Soundtrack:
O Little Town of BethlehemSee more »

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24 out of 29 people found the following review useful.
A film that still floats well!, 21 August 2002

Here is a great small war movie propelled with the talents of star Cary Grant and a fine supporting cast to boot. Not a major classic by any means but a delight that stands up to repeat viewing. This film was made in the general spirit of great 40's films with it's action/comedy pacing, there's hardly a dull moment. The film feels true to the spirit of the times it was made as well, no false notes struck here. As a footnote, I've noticed a few earlier reviewers noted the presence of "The Skipper from Gilligans Island Alan Hale"...sorry, that's not so. That man is Alan Hale Sr, a very talented actor in his own right who's the FATHER of Alan Hale Jr of Gilligan's Island fame(It's a bit confusing because they both were known as "Alan Hale" and they both looked very similar.) Pick it up for cheap and add it to your collection, you'll be glad you did!

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