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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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Cast overview:
Father Joseph McIntyre
Buck Fitzpatrick
Chris Jordan
The Captain
Ens. Pete Kelly
Cmdr. James Matthews
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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The Battle Cry of the Flat-Tops!


Drama | War


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Release Date:

February 1956 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Batismo de Fogo  »

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Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Opening credits: The characters and incidents portrayed and the names used herein are fictitious, and any similarity to the name, character or history of any person is entirely accidental and unintentional. See more »


When Seaman Golder is addressing Chief Bosun's Mate Fitzpatrick about the stowaway dog, he says "Please Sir, don't make me give him up". A Chief Bosun's Mate is a Senior Enlisted Man, and would never be addressed as "Sir", which is reserved to Officers. He would be addressed as "Chief" or "Boats".

Buck Fitzpatrick is a "Chief Warrant Officer and not a Chief Petty Officer and as such "is" addressed as "Sir" and not Chief. See more »

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good movie, like to see on dvd or vhs
10 August 2001 | by (united states) – See all my reviews

Good movie based on the aircraft carrier U.S.S. Franklin. Pretty good cast and a good movie for people who are interested in World War II. I have not seen this movie on television for many years. It is long overdue to come out on VHS or DVD.

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