Construction workers in World War II in the Pacific are needed to build military sites, but the work is dangerous and they doubt the ability of the Navy to protect them. After a series of attacks by the Japanese, something new is tried, Construction Battalions (CBs=Seabees). The new CBs have to both build and be ready to fight. Written by
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ROMANZA de les SIETE MARES (Mexican lobby card)
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Did You Know?
, a Republic stalwart, appears in this film as one of the Seabees. No effort was made to give him a "character" name, they simply referred to him using his real name, "Barcroft". See more
In the final battle scene, a clamshell bucket is seen picking up Japanese soldiers. There are legs (with feet visible) dangling from the bucket. In the next shot, the legs are replaced with tree trunks. See more
I'm Eddie Powers, Donovan's factotum, meaning, "Man Friday". That's Latin.
Lt. Cmdr. Robert Yarrow
Well, I'm glad to know you Friday even if it's only Thursday.
Referenced in Trumbo
Ireland Must Be Heaven, for My Mother Came from There
Music by Fred Fisher
Lyrics by Howard Johnson
and Joseph McCarthy
Sung by William Frawley See more