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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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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
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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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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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20 July 1943 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

L'isola di nessuno  »

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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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Good Basic Short War Type Movie
5 March 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie was made in 1943 along with several dozen other short (only 65 minutes here) movies like this during WWII. Starring John Litel and Alan Baxter (as protagonist Joe Morgan) both standard contract actors for Warners at the time. Movie was made to show an element of the war effort and was formulaic for the time. Usual plot lines of such a movie set around an outlaw ex-gangster from NYC (Morgan) who fishes an ex-cop out of the water (Litel as Taggert). Usual plot twists and Nazi suspense (it was shot in 1943!) Shot in B&W some visual not too many special effects and only a couple of sets used for a 1 hour movie. No particular high drama or special effects - decent predictable all around acting for a staple war picture. Basic plot is that Morgan was initially thought to be a trailer to the US by many including his old NYC nemesis Taggert, but turns out he has his own secret plan to aid the Allied effort.


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