IMDb > Operation Pacific (1951)
Operation Pacific
Quicklinks
Top Links
trailers and videosfull cast and crewtriviaofficial sitesmemorable quotes
Overview
main detailscombined detailsfull cast and crewcompany credits
Awards & Reviews
user reviewsexternal reviewsawardsuser ratingsparents guidemessage board
Plot & Quotes
plot summarysynopsisplot keywordsmemorable quotes
Did You Know?
triviagoofssoundtrack listingcrazy creditsalternate versionsmovie connectionsFAQ
Other Info
box office/businessrelease datesfilming locationstechnical specsliterature listingsNewsDesk
Promotional
taglines trailers and videos posters photo gallery
External Links
showtimesofficial sitesmiscellaneousphotographssound clipsvideo clips

Operation Pacific (1951) More at IMDbPro »

Photos (See all 22 | slideshow) Videos
Operation Pacific -- Open-ended Trailer from Warner Bros.

Overview

User Rating:
6.7/10   1,891 votes »
Your Rating:
Saving vote...
Deleting vote...
/10   (delete | history)
Sorry, there was a problem
MOVIEmeter: ?
Up 7% in popularity this week. See why on IMDbPro.
Director:
Writer:
George Waggner (written by)
Contact:
View company contact information for Operation Pacific on IMDbPro.
Release Date:
27 January 1951 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Up From The Floor Of The Sea To A High Mark In Excitement! See more »
Plot:
During WWII, a submarine's second in command inherits the problem of torpedoes that don't explode. When on shore, he is eager to win back his ex-wife. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Plot Keywords:
User Reviews:
Up periscope See more (20 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

John Wayne ... Lt Cmdr. Duke E. Gifford

Patricia Neal ... Lt. (j.g.) Mary Stuart

Ward Bond ... Cmdr. John T. 'Pop' Perry
Scott Forbes ... Lt. Larry

Philip Carey ... Lt. (j.g.) Bob Perry

Paul Picerni ... Jonesy

William Campbell ... The Talker (as Bill Campbell)
Kathryn Givney ... Cmdr. Steele

Martin Milner ... Ens. Caldwell
Cliff Clark ... Commander, SUBPAC
Jack Pennick ... The Chief
Virginia Brissac ... Sister Anna
Vincent Fotre ... Soundman
Lewis Martin ... Squad Commander

Sam Edwards ... Junior
Louis Mosconi ... Radarman Mosconi
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
John Baer ... Fighter Pilot (uncredited)
Robert Carson ... Torpedo Officer (uncredited)
Gail Davis ... Bit Part (uncredited)
Chris Drake ... Sparks - Radioman (uncredited)
James Flavin ... Mick - SP Commander (uncredited)
Bess Flowers ... Dance Floor Extra (uncredited)
Ray Hyke ... Crewman (uncredited)
Gayle Kellogg ... Crewman (uncredited)

Al Kikume ... Hawaiian (uncredited)
Brett King ... Lt. Ernie Stark (uncredited)
Mike Lally ... Quartermaster (uncredited)
Keith Larsen ... Crewman (uncredited)
Harry Lauter ... Freddie - Officer on Submarine Corvena) (uncredited)
Richard Loo ... Japanese Fighter Pilot (uncredited)
Lou Marcelle ... Trailer Narrator (voice) (uncredited)
Robert Nash ... Quartermaster (uncredited)
Carl Saxe ... Shore Patrolman (uncredited)
William Self ... Helmsman (uncredited)
Michael St. Angel ... Lt. Jorgenson (uncredited)
Bert Stevens ... Naval Officer at Briefing (uncredited)

Milburn Stone ... Ground Control Officer (uncredited)
Harlan Warde ... Dick - Admiral's Aide (uncredited)
Steve Wayne ... Crewman (uncredited)
Mack Williams ... Crewman (uncredited)
Carleton Young ... Pilot Briefing Officers on Carrier (uncredited)

Directed by
George Waggner 
 
Writing credits
George Waggner (written by)

Produced by
Louis F. Edelman .... producer
 
Original Music by
Max Steiner 
 
Cinematography by
Bert Glennon (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Alan Crosland Jr. 
 
Art Direction by
Leo K. Kuter 
 
Set Decoration by
John Gilbert Kissel 
 
Makeup Department
Gordon Bau .... makeup artist
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Russell Saunders .... assistant director (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Francis J. Scheid .... sound
 
Special Effects by
Hans F. Koenekamp .... special effects (as H.F. Koenekamp)
William C. McGann .... special effects director (as William McGann)
 
Music Department
Murray Cutter .... orchestrations
 
Other crew
Charles A. Lockwood .... technical adviser (as Vice-Admiral Charles Lockwood U.S.N. {Rtd.})
 
Crew verified as complete


Production Companies
  • Warner Bros. (presents) (as Warner Bros. Pictures) (as A Warner Bros.- First National Picture also)
DistributorsOther Companies
  • United States Navy, The  to, for its aid and cooperation in making this picture possible, our grateful thanks (as the United States Navy)

Additional Details

Also Known As:
Runtime:
111 min | West Germany:98 min
Country:
Language:
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound System)
Certification:
Finland:S | Sweden:15 | UK:U | UK:U (video rating) (1995) | USA:Approved (MPAA rating: certificate #14874) | West Germany:12 (nf)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
John Wayne and Patricia Neal did not get along during filming. She was particularly annoyed by his treatment of a gay publicity man. Nearly fourteen years later, however, they worked together on In Harm's Way (1965) where she noted that he had mellowed a lot, possibly because he was seriously ill with lung cancer at the time.See more »
Goofs:
Factual errors: Mary Stuart was allowed into the ComSubPac plotting room. It is next to impossible to believe that a highly secret room like that (with location and position of the entire Pacific Fleet) would be accessible to common US Navy Personnel like nurses.See more »
Quotes:
Ens. Caldwell:[after the Chief and Junior are killed] I couldn't help it about the Chief.
Duke E. Gifford:Remembering how he took care of you?
Ens. Caldwell:Yes sir.
Duke E. Gifford:Well, before he took care of you, he took care of Larry, before Larry, he took care of me and before me he took care of Pop. Chiefs have been taking care of this man's Navy for a long time, Mister Caldwell. Don't worry about him, there's a lot of good sailors back there for him to take care of.
See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in John Wayne: On Board with the Duke (1997) (V)See more »
Soundtrack:
How Many Hearts Have You Broken (With Those Great Big Beautiful Eyes)See more »

FAQ

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
4 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Up periscope, 4 June 2011
Author: Chris. from Australia

The Duke playing Lt. Duke Gifford (Wayne), a naval officer assigned to a dangerous mission in the Pacific where his submarine is attacked by a Japanese warship after its lured to the surface by a white flag. His pal and commander (Bond) is killed in the ensuing battle, and Wayne must defend his actions to the younger brother of his slain friend (Carey) who is in love with Wayne's ex-wife (Neal). Neal and Wayne still share a mutual affection for one another, much to Carey's chagrin (who regards Wayne as a show-pony), but Bond's death and Wayne's loyalty to his crew threatens to push Neal into Carey's arms.

Melodramatic love triangle set against a WWII backdrop with a likable cast that also contains Kathryn Givney as Neal's officious commanding officer, as well as a youthful looking Martin Milner as a submarine officer and durable actor-stuntman Paul Picerni as one of Wayne's rabble-rousing crewman. Battle scenes are done on the cheap here, director Waggner opting for copious stock footage and miniatures.

If you worship Wayne, or enjoy a uniformed soap-opera, then "Operation Pacific" should suffice.

Was the above review useful to you?
See more (20 total) »

Message Boards

Discuss this movie with other users on IMDb message board for Operation Pacific (1951)
Recent Posts (updated daily)User
Anyone know what submarine(s) are/were shown? muvphreek
Connection to Run Silent Run Deep? daveapps-464-983170
Nuns, did you say? TopFrog
Wayne's height Alanlinel
Predictable (Big SPOILERS) TopFrog
George Washington's Left Ear? TopFrog
See more »

Recommendations

If you enjoyed this title, our database also recommends:
- - - - -
Pearl Harbor Tora! Tora! Tora! Gone with the Wind Miracle at St. Anna Defiance
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
Show more recommendations

Related Links

Full cast and crew Company credits External reviews
News articles IMDb Drama section IMDb USA section

You may report errors and omissions on this page to the IMDb database managers. They will be examined and if approved will be included in a future update. Clicking the 'Edit page' button will take you through a step-by-step process.