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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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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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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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The battle cry of the South Pacific See more »

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War | Drama

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16 August 1956 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Brisants humains  »

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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

Just before the crew begins to seal the hatch to make an air bubble, light can be seen reflecting off the water deep in the hold. For this to happen there would have to be an above water opening in the side of the ship, which would make an air bubble impossible. However, the hold is obviously a stage setting with lights above the water to make it visible. See more »

Quotes

Lieut. Dave MacDougall: Command's one of the loneliest jobs in the world. Eating alone most of the time. Living from the bridge, to the chartroom, to an empty cabin.
Ensign Kruger: He wouldn't be so lonesome if he were a little more sociable.
Lieut. Dave MacDougall: He can't be sociable. Not aboard his own ship. No captain can. If he becomes too friendly, he may start relying on friendship instead of his own judgement. At that moment, he's no longer a good captain.
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It's Better Every Time I Watch It
18 February 2004 | by (Louisville, Kentucky) – See all my reviews



Away All Boats is a World War II movie about men at sea. The first time I watched it, I thought it was rather slow moving. I've now seen it 5 times, and it gets better every time. I catch something new each time I watch it. I'm looking forward to seeing it again. How did I miss so much the first time I saw it? I now love the pace of this movie and see that it is well suited to telling the story. The photography is great and sometimes even spectacular in Away All Boats. There are also some nice moments of humor in this movie. I recommend this one. 8/10.


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