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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LA ACCION DE GUERRA MAS FANTASTICA QUE SE HAYA PRESENTADO EN LA PANTALLA (Mexican lobby card all-caps)
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Republic, being as "thrifty" as they were, used a large number of stock shots from Flying Tigers
(1942) for the scenes involving "enemy" aircraft. See more
In a couple of scenes, Japanese soldiers are seen pulling the pin out of grenades with their teeth and throwing them American style. Actual Japanese grenades had a compression actuator, not a pin. Typically, they would smack the top of the grenade on their helmet to start the fuse and then throw. 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
Song Of The Seabees
Music by Peter De Rose
(as Peter DeRose)
Lyrics by Sam Lewis
(as Sam M. Lewis) See more