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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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William Reynolds ...
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Chief Phillip P. 'Pappy' Moran
James Westerfield ...
'Boats' Torgeson
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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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This movie contains the best "beefcake" scene in the career of William Reynolds, an actor who rarely bared his chest. Here, at about age 24, he's shown shirtless, sitting up in bed while a doctor (Keith Andes) wraps a bandage around his leg. See more »

Goofs

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: [to his officers on the bridge] Rehearsals from now on will be with troops. Please do not drown them. They are needed for future commitments to battle.
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Pacific Wartime Classic
13 November 2005 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

I have watched this movie countless times and still rate it as one of the best to ever come out of Hollywood. Jeff Chandler is superb in his leadership role, and one has to feel touched by his loneliness, trying to play the role of leadership and friend. George Nader did an outstanding job in support along with a star-studded cast of Julie Adams, Lex Barker, Keith Andes, William Reynolds, Don Keefer, Jock Mahoney and everybody else who participated in this movie. The photography was well ahead of it's time with the battle scenes and beautifully filmed in every way. A must to see, and always looking for re-runs.


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