Rear Adm. John M. Hoskins (Sterling Hayden) fights to stay on after losing a leg on an aircraft carrier in World War II.

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Rear-Adm. John Madison Hoskins
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Sue Hoskins
Ben Cooper ...
Seaman P.J. 'Zuggy' Zugbaum
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Vice-Adm. Thomas L. Semple
Virginia Grey ...
Dorothy Buracker
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Capt. William Buracker
Douglas Kennedy ...
Capt. Walter Riley
Louis Jean Heydt ...
Capt. Walter F. Rodee
Richard Crane ...
Lt. Johnson
Morris Ankrum ...
Vice-Adm. Arthur Dewey Struble
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Admiral L.D.
John Maxwell ...
William Kerwin ...
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Rear Adm. John M. Hoskins (Sterling Hayden) fights to stay on after losing a leg on an aircraft carrier in World War II.

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5 May 1955 (USA)  »

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Pavillon de combat  »

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Based on true events from the life of Vice Admiral John Madison Hoskins (October 22, 1898 - March 30, 1964). See more »

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U.S. Navy ships at General Quarters (battle stations) do not permit smoking. In the scene in Combat Information Center Admiral Hoskins is shown lighting up. See more »

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Great movie, very engaging.
19 August 2015 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

For John H. Auer, a triumph.

A simple tale, yet profound.

Of a real person, facing challenges.

John Madison Hoskins, United States Navy, (1898-1964)

For Sterling Hayden, as John Hoskins, a wonderful performance, as in all his films.

Well supported by Alexis Smith as Mrs Hoskins.

Dean Jagger adds another role to his illustrious career, as Thomas L. Semple.

Ben Cooper as 'Zuggy' Zugbaum. Ben Cooper, never got the acclaim, for his various characterizations, I believe he deserved.

Various costars, Virginia Grey, Hayden Rorke, Douglas Kennedy and Willis Bouchey give good support.

Real naval personnel are portrayed.

Such as Arthur Dewey Struble.

And William F. 'Bull' Halsey.


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