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Battle Stations (1956)

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

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

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Trivia

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 »

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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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What was unique and a comment on the prisoner work scene.
31 August 2001 | by (Westminster, CA) – See all my reviews

This movie was a little unique, because it had no women in it. I had a tiny part in one scene with Keefe Brasselle. The scene: prisoners on the ship painting and talking about escaping and going ashore for the last time, before the battle. Much of the movie was shot on the USS Princeton. I was an electronic Tech. aboard the ship from 1954 to 1957.

This movie would interest people who want to know more about the war and how it affected people.


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