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Submarine Command (1951)

Approved | | Drama, War | November 1951 (USA)
Submarine commander Ken White reminisces about his wartime years aboard submarine USS Tiger Shark and struggles with feelings of personal guilt.

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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
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Lt. Arnie Carlson
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Ens. Jack Wheelwright
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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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One of the first films to touch on the topic of post traumatic stress disorder. See more »

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In the opening scenes when a down pilot is being rescued, the sub is at full stop. However in the dialogue, the captain is still calling orders to the engine room to slow engines. See more »

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Referenced in The Omen Legacy (2001) 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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