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Away All Boats (1956)

Approved | | War, Drama | 16 August 1956 (USA)
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
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Doctor Bell
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Lieut. Fraser
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Ensign Kruger
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Lieut. Mike O'Bannion
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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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The battle cry of the South Pacific See more »

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(Western Electric Recording)

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Trivia

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

Goofs

At about 1.28 during the final battle a crew member holding a cable is seen behind Captain Hawks. See more »

Quotes

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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Quality WWII Melodrama
5 February 2002 | by (California) – See all my reviews

Though frequently melodramatic, this film gives a viewer a good feel for the business of running one of the less glamorous but vital warships of the period. Much of the Navy footage is vivid and convincing. The opening dialogue between the old shipbuilder and the young officer is a memorable dramatic device.


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