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Submarine Base (1943)

Approved | | Drama, War | 20 July 1943 (USA)
Ship engineer Jim Taggert is rescued from a torpedoed tramp steamer by Joe Morgan, an American gangster that found New York too hot for him, and has become a fisherman operating from an ... See full summary »

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(as Albert Kelley)

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(original screenplay), (original screenplay)
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Joe Morgan
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Spike - Morgan's Aide
Georges Metaxa ...
Anton Kroll - Nazi Agent (as George Metaxa)
George Flaherty ...
David Cavanaugh
Rafael Storm ...
Felipo
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Maria Styx
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Dorothy
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Judy Pierson
Anna Demetrio ...
Angela Styx
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Mr. Styx
Lucien Prival ...
Capt. Mueller - German Submarine
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Ship engineer Jim Taggert is rescued from a torpedoed tramp steamer by Joe Morgan, an American gangster that found New York too hot for him, and has become a fisherman operating from an out-of-the-way island off of the coast of South America. Morgan makes his headquarters at the Halfway House run by the parents of Maria Styx as a bar and dance resort catering to the planters and traders of the island. Taggert finds himself practically a prisoner along with a group of American girls acting as entertainers at the resort. Taggert shadows Morgan in his activities in a remote cove and finds that Morgan is supplying German U-boat commanders with torpedoes, but does not know that Morgan has rigged the torpedoes with clock devices that explode when at sea and sinks the U-boats. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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gangster | world war two | nazi | See All (3) »

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I'm An Outcast!!! A Scoundrel To The End... But I'll Die A Hero's Death To Stop The Nazis!

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Drama | War

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Approved
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20 July 1943 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

L'isola di nessuno  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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This film's earliest documented telecasts took place in New York City Saturday 2 October 1948 on WATV (Channel 13) and in Los Angeles Tuesday 25 July 1950 on KTLA (Channel 5). See more »

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Pretty dippy.
30 July 2011 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

"Submarine Base" is a film by the ultra-tiny PRC Studio and in one of the 'macho' roles is Eric Blore--these alone are reasons to suspect it's a bad film! And, this is pretty much the case.

The film begins with an American gangster on an island where he is meeting with Nazi submarines to supply them with torpedoes!! Talk about a silly and impossible to believe scenario. Well, unfortunately it gets even sillier as he and his macho friend (Blore) find a sailor floating in the sea in the middle of the ocean. This guy just happens to be the same cop who had tried to capture the gangster for murder some time back. So, we are expected to believe this sort of coincidence! Talk about suspending disbelief! Well the rest of the film is pretty trivial but by the end (in a VERY jingoistic finale), the two join forces to defeat the forces of international evil! Saying this is contrived is a huge understatement. While I love a good patriotic WWII propaganda film, this one was just dumb.


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