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Away All Boats (1956)

 -  War | Drama  -  16 August 1956 (USA)
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The story of a U.S. naval ship and its crew in the Pacific, 1943-1945.

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Lieut. Dave MacDougall
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Commander Quigley
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Nadine MacDougall
Keith Andes ...
Doctor Bell
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Lieut. Fraser
William Reynolds ...
Ensign Kruger
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Lieut. Mike O'Bannion
Jock Mahoney ...
Alvick
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Old Man / Film Intro Voice-over
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Chief Phillip P. 'Pappy' Moran
James Westerfield ...
Boatswain's Mate Chief 'Boots' Torgeson, Coxswain
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Ensign Twitchell
Kendall Clark ...
Lieut. Jackson
George Dunn ...
Hubert
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The story of USS 'Belinda', Attack Transport PA22, launched late 1943 with regular-navy captain Hawks and ex-merchant captain MacDougall as boat commander. Despite personal friction, the two have plenty to deal with as the only experienced officers on board during the "shakedown." Almost laughable incompetence gradually improves, but the crew remains far from perfect when the ship sees action, landing troops on enemy beachheads. And few anticipate the challenges in store at Okinawa... Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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The battle cry of the South Pacific See more »

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War | Drama

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16 August 1956 (USA)  »

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(Western Electric Recording)

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2.00 : 1
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Kerama Retto is mentioned as the destination of the Bellinda after she is seriously damaged by a kamikaze. This island, about a dozen miles southwest of Okinawa, was taken by the 77th Infantry Division at the start of the invasion, and used as both a staging area and an emergency anchorage, exactly as shown in the movie. See more »

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The shot of the Landing Craft, PA-11, is seen twice during the first beach landing scenes. The troops exit in exactly the same manner, including the soldier who runs to the immediate right of the craft. See more »

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Capt. Jebediah S. Hawks: Thirty-three minutes to hoist out all boats.
Lieut. Dave MacDougall: It's better time than I thought we'd make on our first combat.
Capt. Jebediah S. Hawks: I will not tolerate complacency on my ship.
Lieut. Dave MacDougall: We have to stow the tank lighters on Number 5 hatch, Sir. They'll always be the controlling factor...
Capt. Jebediah S. Hawks: I am the controlling factor aboard the Belinda. My ship's going to set speed records every time she goes into action. The Belinda's going to be the most efficient APA in the Pacific Fleet. Is that clear, Mr MacDougall?
Lieut. Dave MacDougall: Yes, Sir.
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Informative To A Degree
18 September 2005 | by (Isle Of Bute , Scotland) – See all my reviews

AWAY ALL BOATS differs from a lot of war movies at the time . It's shot in colour ( Don't forget that many prestigious war movies from the mid 1950s were still being done in monochrome )and doesn't suffer from the seriously deadpan pseudo intellectualism of many other war films of that period

The setting for the story is on the USS Belinda , a navy transport ( Assualt ? ) ship in the Pacific campaign . It should be pointed out that AWAY ALL BOATS is also a film that doesn't concentrate on action , so don't go into this film expecting massive explosions all the way through because it's a much more thoughtful film than that . We see why discipline is needed , why it's a bad idea to wax a floor on a ship and why aircraft identification is very important , it was very rare in those days for Hollywood to show a friendly fire scene and after seeing this movie you'll feel as though you've just served alongside Captain Hawks

A war film that's possibly more informative than it is exciting but one that has merit


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