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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:
I fought World War Two at the Rodeo Theater See more (38 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)

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)
 
Crew verified as complete


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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:
Argentina:13 | Australia:PG | Australia:G (TV rating) | Canada:G (video rating) | Finland:S | Sweden:15 | USA:Approved (certificate #9521)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
The appendectomy operation conducted by the character Pills (William Prince) was inspired by an actual appendix operation performed aboard the submarine "Seadragon" in 1942. The real-life appendectomy was performed by 22-year-old pharmacist's mate Wheeler B. Lipes with the help of an assistant. The two were able to extract the appendix of Seaman Darrell Dean Rector under very trying conditions with limited resources and skills. They used kitchen utensils and equipment including a strainer and bent spoons as retractors; alcohol taken from torpedoes, and sterilized pajamas as surgical gowns. The sub's crew had believed that Lipes was the most qualified person to perform such a life-or-death operation, as he had apparently observed appendectomies before. Lipes was persuaded to do the operation by his fellow crewmen. The operation took place 120 feet below the surface of the South China Sea. Afterwards, Lipes' actions were criticized by US Navy doctors and the US Surgeon General even considered court-martialling him. Over 60 years later, in April 2005, Lipes finally received the US Navy Commendation Medal, two months before his death. According to the 19 April 2005 Los Angeles Times obituary of Lipes, this operation was the first ever performed in a submerged submarine.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: When the two torpedoes are fired at the Japanese boat, they exit the same tube in impossibly rapid succession, due to the same footage being used for both launches.See more »
Quotes:
Wolf:[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'.
Tin Can: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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Movie Connections:
Featured in Operation Pacific (1951)See more »
Soundtrack:
Jingle BellsSee more »

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29 out of 34 people found the following review useful.
I fought World War Two at the Rodeo Theater, 13 July 2002
Author: kclark3 from Norman, OK

I saw it at age seven, and the impact on me was no different than on adults. We struck back at the sneaking enemy. We were on the road to revenge for Pearl Harbor. Aside from all that, here is what I think today. Cary Grant was the perfect hero for us. He was calm and determined. He was real. Then there was John Garfield who spoke for all of us when he branded Japan as a police state. Dane Clark was very good, if somewhat emotional And Charlie of the Angels, John Forsythe, made his debut and he too was good. There was some propaganda, but really not that much. The movie demonstrated the perfect resolve of the USA to destroy the "Japs" as we called them in wartime. It is still a good flick.

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