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Submarine Command (1951)

Approved  |   |  Drama, War  |  November 1951 (USA)
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Submarine commander Ken White is forced to suddenly submerge, leaving his captain and another crew member to die outside the sub during WW II. Subsequent years of meaningless navy ground ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Lt. Cmdr. Ken White
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Carol
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CPO Boyer
Don Taylor ...
Lt. Cmdr. Peter Morris
Arthur Franz ...
Lt. Arnie Carlson
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Ens. Jack Wheelwright
Peggy Webber ...
Mrs. Alice Rice
Moroni Olsen ...
Rear Adm. Joshua Rice
Jack Gregson ...
Cmdr. Joshua Rice
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Lt. Paul Barton
Don Dunning ...
Quartermaster Perkins
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Sgt. Gentry
Charles Meredith ...
Adm. Tobias
Philip Van Zandt ...
Gavin
Gordon Polk ...
Ralph
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Submarine commander Ken White is forced to suddenly submerge, leaving his captain and another crew member to die outside the sub during WW II. Subsequent years of meaningless navy ground assignments and the animosity of a former sailor, leave White (now a captain) feeling guilty and empty. His life spirals downward and his wife is about to leave him. Suddenly, he is forced into a dangerous rescue situation at the start of the Koren War.... reassigned to the same submarine where all of his problems began. Written by WesternWildcard

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November 1951 (USA)  »

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The aircraft carrier used in the film, CV-21 USS Boxer, never received any major modernization, and thus throughout her career (1945-1969) retained the classic appearance of a World War II Essex-class aircraft carrier ship. On 10 March 1948, she was the site of the first landing of a Navy jet aircraft (the FJ-1 Fury) aboard an aircraft carrier. She was also scheduled to be the prime recovery vessel for the Gemini 8 mission in March, 1966. This opportunity was missed, however, when Gemini 8 had an in-flight emergency and landed in the Western Pacific instead. See more »

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The captain says the Tigershark has to surface because that is the only way he can send the radio message. All WWII fleet boats had two-way radio antenna affixed to number two periscope. See more »

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William Bendix's finest role
26 July 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie has to be William Bendix's finest role. Noted for his portrayal of comic characters, such as Chester A. Riley in "The Life of Riley," in this movie Bendix is a moody, brooding sailor harboring a deep-seeded resentment toward the commander of a submarine, played by William Holden. The other characters in the movie are quite forgettable and the storyline itself, although interesting, is nothing particularly special and as a post-World War Two movie, it lacks the intensity of movies made during the war. But William Bendix's portrayal makes this movie worth watching and makes this movie, if not a classic, at least a work of art that merits consideration and an honorable mention.


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