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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
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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
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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
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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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Drama | War

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Alan Ladd, John Lund, Clint Dorrington, Fred Stephens and John Martin were originally slated to star in the picture. 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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Down We Go
28 June 2004 | by (brighton, ma) – See all my reviews

Submarine Command is an excellent example of the type of good entertainment that Hollywood used to grind out regularly back in the fifties. The story isn't deep, but the writing (Jonathan Latimer) and direction (John Farrow) are very fine, and the actors, especially William Holden, in the leading role, are all in good form. William Bendix provides a kind of stubborn, moral center in the movie, and one can only hope that Holden can get into his good graces. Most of the technical military-professional side of the film is realistically or at least convincingly (to me) handled. The movie's otherwise ho-hum submarine stuff, with all the usual cliches, but so much life is breathed into the old material that it feels fresh and original, no small accomplishment in this kind of film.


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