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Submarine Command (1951)

Approved  |   |  Drama, War  |  November 1951 (USA)
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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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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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Daring naval rescue-raid off Korea !

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The Submarine Story  »

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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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Not the best WIllam Bendix roll
24 May 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I couldn't disagree more with the reviewer who credits this as Mr. Bendix's best roll. He was good in most of the rolls he took on with the possible exception of The Babe Ruth story. I have three best William Bendix films: Life Boat, Wake Island, and Kill the Umpire. In this film he's play the chief torpedo-man on the Tiger Shark a boat and crew haunted by the loss of their captain on the last day of the war. Bendix's character blames the man who took command during the emergency that resulted in the loss of the captain. After the war William Holden's character has to come to grips with the memory of that day and the loss of his friend. The piece time navy and his conscience put to much pressure on his marriage and he finds himself redeployed aboard the Tiger Shark with many of the old crew for a new war in Korea. The sub is used to assist in the rescue of some commando's stranded ashore in Korea. During this mission the captain finds he has to use tactics he wouldn't have used before.


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