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Task Force (1949)

 -  Drama | War  -  31 March 1950 (Finland)
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As he is retiring, Jonathon Scott reminisces about his long Navy career and the development of the role of the aircraft carrier from the early 20s.

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Jonathan L. Scott
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Mary Morgan
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McKinney
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Pete Richard
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Barbara McKinney
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McCluskey
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Captain Reeves
Stanley Ridges ...
Sen. Bentley
John Ridgely ...
Dixie Rankin
Richard Rober ...
Lt. Jack Southern
Art Baker ...
Sen. Vincent
Moroni Olsen ...
Adm. Ames
Ray Montgomery ...
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Harlan Warde ...
Timmy Kissell
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Storyline

On the day of his retirement, Rear Admiral Jonathan L. Scott reflects on his role in introducing aircraft carriers to the U.S. Navy. After World War I, there was a general downsizing of the military. There were only limited opportunities to create a carrier-bound air capability. The aircraft were not designed specifically for landing on a flat top and several death occur during training. Over the years however, Scott is one of several men who pursue their dream of aircraft carriers and aircraft specifically designed for that purpose. Their worth is proved in World War II at the Battle of Midway and throughout the war. Written by garykmcd

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31 March 1950 (Finland)  »

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A Ăšltima Batalha  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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The entire film is in black and white except for the last 18 minutes which were shot in color. See more »

Goofs

At one point, as he's narrating the story, Capt. Scott says it's May 31. In the next sentence, however, he says that they are going to strike Okinawa on April 1, April Fool's Day as he points out. The Battle of Okinawa started on April 1. See more »

Quotes

Mary Morgan: The Navy's losing a good man, and I'm getting one back.
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Referenced in White Heat (1949) See more »

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Abdulla Bulbul Amir
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Written by William Percy French
Sung a capella by Gary Cooper
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Gary Cooper and Walter Brennan, always a good combination on the silver screen
11 October 1999 | by (Liverpool England) – See all my reviews

In my opinion, the best movie ever made about the U.S. Navy in the Pacific conflict. With the pre-war black and white, and wartime, colored documentary footage adding that extra gloss to a fine film. Coop took on his role perfectly. Walter Brennan could never let you down whatever role he played. Bruce Bennet, always the reliable supporting actor. John Ridgley too. Stanley Ridges? Reliable as ever as a trouble maker. Moroni Olsen as a senior flag officer, as usual, eminence oozes out of him. And last but least, Wayne Morris; he must have felt at home in the movie, serving as he did as a carrier-based fighter pilot in the navy in the Pacific. Not being on sale in the U.K. video stores. Buyiing this video through Amazon.com was a MUST for me.


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