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Away All Boats (1956)

Approved  |   |  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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Lt. 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 ...
'Boats' Torgeson
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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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Exciting, inspiring story of battle action in Pacific Theater See more »

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16 August 1956 (USA)  »

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Away All Boats  »

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Clark Gable was the first choice for Jeff Chandler's role but turned it down. See more »

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When the boat rocks back and forth when the officer explains why the floors in the mess hall are waxed, there is an external shot that shows the boat and the ocean, the horizon moves with the boat. See more »

Quotes

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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An excellent movie depicting both the horrors and boredom of life at sea during wartime.
13 December 1998 | by See all my reviews

The movie does an excellent job of depicting not only the horrors of war, but the boredom of long periods at sea, the agony of being apart from your loved ones, and the sacrifices United States Navy Sailors have made, more so than any other service, throughout history to the present day.


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