Shortly after Pearl Harbor, a squadron of PT-boat crews in the Philipines must battle the Navy brass between skirmishes with the Japanese. The title says it all about the Navy's attitude towards the PT-boats and their crews. Written by
Opening credits prologue: "Today the guns are silent. A great tragedy has ended. A great victory has been won ... I speak for the thousands of silent lips, forever stilled among the jungles and in the deep waters of the Pacific which marked the way." Douglas Macarthur General of the Army. See more »
In the ending scene with the C47. The tail number starts with a '3'. This indicates the plane was build in 1943. At best it could have started with a '2' for 1942 but doubtful. See more »
A film about following orders no matter how painful
One reveiwer critices this film about lack of action he misses the point,all the characters are well developed which makes the ending so painfull. The acting is first rate every part is played with a great belief,,there are so many great scenes that touch the heart.The men are bonded together by their actions and when the bonds are broken through death or orders it hurts us all. Donna Reed is gorgeous to look at ,only a small role but well acted. At the end of the film you feel a lump in your throat and a tear forms in your eye,I love this movie.9/10
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