Battle Stations (1956)

Approved  |   |  Drama, War  |  February 1956 (USA)
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The crew of a U.S. Navy ship in World War II goes into battle against the Japanese fleet.



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Cast overview:
Father Joseph McIntyre
Buck Fitzpatrick
Chris Jordan
The Captain
William Leslie ...
Ens. Pete Kelly
Cmdr. James Matthews
Jimmy Lydon ...
Squawk Hewitt (as James Lydon)
Marty Brennan
George O'Hanlon ...
Patrick Mosher
Eddie Foy III ...
Tom Short


A rebuilt WWII carrier sails back to the Pacific theater to rejoin the war in early 1945, a carrier the Japanese think they sank. So if she shows up again, they will go after her with a vengeance. And they do, nearly destroying her again, ending that mission for her, but she is able to limp back to the states. The captain is tough, he knows the added risk for his ship, but shows he also has a heart by not relieving a pilot of flight duty, one who committed a serious mistake by not taking a wave-off as instructed. Lot of action shots, many appearing to be actual war footage. The usual character sub-stories. Partly plays like a documentary about the navy, and the carrier in particular. Maybe a bit of a recruiting film also. Written by RALANC1@GMAIL.COM

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Release Date:

February 1956 (USA)  »

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Batismo de Fogo  »

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Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


During the film the ship's captain incorrectly informs the bosun that the English Royal Navy ship 'The Bounty' and it's captain 'William Bligh' are a work of fiction. This will come as a surprise to the Pitcairn islanders, as they are directly descended from the mutineers of The Bounty. See more »


When Buck Fitzpatrick, (William Bendix), is reporting to the Captain, (Richard Boone), after one of the drills, he asks about Captain Bligh and if there is a ship in the U.S. Navy called "Bounty". The Captain states that Bligh was a fictional character. Captain Bligh was actually a Captain of the H.M.S. "bounty" in the British Royal Navy whose crew mutinied in 1789. He managed to survive being cast adrift and later became Governor of New South Wales in Australia. See more »

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Hello Columbia, time to release this one on video!
9 November 2002 | by (Manteca, CA, USA) – See all my reviews

I saw this movie in the 1950s in its theatre run. It stuck with me as a tale of considerable heroism, although the years may have taken their toll on the precision of my memory. If Columbia would release it on video I'd run right out and buy it, Grade B or not. Better yet, the tale within it would lend itself well to a major studio "Saving Private Ryan" blockbuster, so how about it, Hollywood?

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