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Ted Sherdeman (screenplay)
Kenneth M. Dodson (from the novel by)
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Release Date:
16 August 1956 (USA) See more »
The battle cry of the South Pacific See more »
The story of a U.S. naval ship and its crew in the Pacific, 1943-1945. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Quality WWII Melodrama See more (21 total) »


  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Jeff Chandler ... Capt. Jebediah S. Hawks

George Nader ... Lieut. Dave MacDougall

Lex Barker ... Commander Quigley

Julie Adams ... Nadine MacDougall
Keith Andes ... Doctor Bell

Richard Boone ... Lieut. Fraser

William Reynolds ... Ensign Kruger

Charles McGraw ... Lieut. Mike O'Bannion

Jock Mahoney ... Alvick

John McIntire ... Old Man / Film Intro Voice-over

Frank Faylen ... Chief Phillip P. 'Pappy' Moran
James Westerfield ... 'Boats' Torgeson

Don Keefer ... Ensign Twitchell
Kendall Clark ... Lieut. Jackson
George Dunn ... Hubert
Charles Horvath ... Boski
Jarl Victor ... 'Sacktime' Riley
Arthur Space ... Doctor Flynn

Parley Baer ... Doctor Gates
Hal Baylor ... Chaplain Hughes
Sam Gilman ... Lieut. Jim Randall
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Raymond Bailey ... RAdm. Stacy Bender (uncredited)
Dan Barton ... Lt. Chesney (uncredited)
Nicky Blair ... Messenger (uncredited)
Donald R. Clark ... Bit Role (uncredited)

Chuck Courtney ... Helmsman (uncredited)

Clint Eastwood ... Corpsman (uncredited)

Dabbs Greer ... Lt. Cmdr. Harrison (uncredited)
Bob Herron ... Sailor (uncredited)
Don House ... Bit Role (uncredited)
Robert F. Hoy ... Seaman (uncredited)

David Janssen ... Talker (uncredited)
Donald Kerr ... Ship Construction Workman (uncredited)
Mickey Kuhn ... Seaman (uncredited)
Herbert Lytton ... Admiral (uncredited)
Gerard Masterson ... Seaman (uncredited)
Roger McGee ... Talker (uncredited)
Jerry Mickelsen ... Boy in Mess Hall (uncredited)
Ken Miller ... Boy in Mess Hall (uncredited)
Danny Mummert ... Soldier (uncredited)
Voltaire Perkins ... Mr. Kurland (uncredited)
Aloysius Pfeifer ... Sailor (uncredited)
William Phipps ... Ship Machinist (uncredited)

John Pickard ... Maj. Scott (uncredited)
George Ramsey ... Seaman (uncredited)
Ralph Scalzo ... Seaman Willicut (uncredited)
Floyd Simmons ... Lt. Robinson (uncredited)
Walter Smith ... Bit Role (uncredited)
Richard Tretter ... Boy in Mess Hall (uncredited)

Grant Williams ... Lt. Steve Sherwood (uncredited)
Rod Williams ... Capt. Blanchard (uncredited)
Henry Wills ... Seaman (uncredited)
Jimmy Yates ... Boy in Mess Hall (uncredited)

Directed by
Joseph Pevney 
Writing credits
Ted Sherdeman (screenplay)

Kenneth M. Dodson (from the novel by)

Produced by
Howard Christie .... producer
Original Music by
Frank Skinner 
Cinematography by
William H. Daniels (director of photography) (as William Daniels)
Film Editing by
Ted J. Kent 
Art Direction by
Alexander Golitzen 
Richard H. Riedel 
Set Decoration by
Oliver Emert (set decorations)
Russell A. Gausman (set decorations)
Production Management
Tom Shaw .... unit production manager (uncredited)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Marshall Green .... assistant director
Terence Nelson .... assistant director (uncredited)
James Welch .... assistant director (uncredited)
Sound Department
Leslie I. Carey .... sound
Joe Lapis .... sound
Chuck Courtney .... stunts (uncredited)
Charles Horvath .... stunts (uncredited)
Robert F. Hoy .... stunts (uncredited)
Henry Wills .... stunts (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Clifford Stine .... special photography
Music Department
Joseph Gershenson .... music supervisor
Heinz Roemheld .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
Ethmer Roten .... musician: flute (uncredited)
Other crew
F.R. Findtner .... technical advisor (as Lt. Colonel F. R. Findtner USMC)
William Fritzsche .... Technicolor color consultant
R.V. Gregory .... technical advisor (as Captain R.V. Gregory USN)
James Curtis Havens .... director: special action scenes (as James C. Havens)
Crew verified as complete

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114 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.00 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Perspecta Stereo (Western Electric Recording)
Australia:M | Finland:K-16 | Sweden:15 | UK:U (original rating) (passed with cuts) | UK:PG (tv rating) | UK:PG (video rating) (2011) | USA:Approved (MPAA rating: certificate #17829) | West Germany:16 (f)

Did You Know?

Clint Eastwood's voice is dubbed by another actor.See more »
Crew or equipment visible: At about 1.28 during the final battle a crew member holding a cable is seen behind Captain Hawks.See more »
Lieut. Fraser:[in reference to Captain Hawks] Old shipmate told me about him. He was skipper of a destroyer that was sunk in the Battle of Santa Cruz Islands when the Japs were trying to take Guadalcanal back. He kept that can's guns firing when she went under the water. He didn't get that Navy Cross sittin' on his bucket in Washington.See more »
Movie Connections:
Edited into Raid on Rommel (1971)See more »


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14 out of 16 people found the following review useful.
Quality WWII Melodrama, 5 February 2002
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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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