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The Sharkfighters (1956)

TV-PG | | Adventure, Drama, War | 17 November 1956 (USA)
During WW2, U.S. Navy scientists working in Cuba attempt to find an effective shark repellent to be used by servicemen stranded in shark-infested waters.

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Lt. Cmdr. Ben Staves
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Martha Staves
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Ens. Harold Duncan
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Lt. Cmdr. Leonard Evans
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Chief 'Gordy' Gordon
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Carlos
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Cmdr. George Zimmer
Nathan Yates ...
Capt. Ruiz
Jesús Hernández ...
Vincente
Lorin Johns ...
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David Westlein ...
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Charles Collingwood ...
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Landing on a small island not far from Havana, Cuba, Lt. Cmdr. Ben Staves joins a Navy scientific project engaged in finding an effective shark repellent to help save the lives of WWII military personnel stranded in shark-infested waters. His zeal for completing the project as fast as possible is explained by his having lost a large percentage of his crew to sharks when his ship was sunk by the Japanese. Against the advice of the others on the project, Staves demands that the new repellent be tested on a live subject surrounded by hungry sharks and will allow no one but himself to be the test subject! Written by Doug Sederberg <vornoff@sonic.net>

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FIGHTING THE TERROR OF THE SEAS! (original print ad - all caps) See more »

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17 November 1956 (USA)  »

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Cacciatori di squali  »

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2.35 : 1
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Noche en el mar
by Mery Ferrer and Cesar Portillo
Sung by the Aida Quartette
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Victor Mature spends more time drinking beer than fighting sharks.
13 November 1998 | by (Atlanta, GA) – See all my reviews

Victor Mature spends more time drinking beer than fighting sharks in this shamefully bad film about a U.S. military shark-fighting operation in Cuba. It looks like it was shot with only camera (which has a hard time staying in focus). The film was probably just an excuse to take a vacation in Cuba.


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