The conflict between duty and conscience is explored in this WWII drama. Alan Ladd stars as Naval gunnery officer Alec Austin, a Quaker whose sincere pacifist sentiments do not sit well ... See full summary »
The conflict between duty and conscience is explored in this WWII drama. Alan Ladd stars as Naval gunnery officer Alec Austin, a Quaker whose sincere pacifist sentiments do not sit well with his crew members. When he refuses to fire upon an unidentified plane, the word spreads that Austin cannot be relied upon in battle (never mind that the plane turns out to be one of ours). Written by
The 'Los Angeles Examiner' reported on 7 July 1957 that US Navy Commander Eldon Edwards commanded the USS 'Stephen Potter' for use in this movie. See more »
Near the start of the movie, Alan is having dinner with his girlfriend at a restaurant. They are served drinks. Her drink goes up and down in volume depending on what angle the camera goes. Sometimes even fuller than it started. See more »
How Many Hearts Have You Broken (with Those Great Big Beautiful Eyes)
Music by Al Kaufman
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The cast is terrific, especially the always under-appreciated Dianne Foster in a thankless role, and the dialogue is crisp. But most of the cast is considerably older than their roles, and this movie adds little new information. If you like character-study war movies, this is a good time. I give it 6/10.
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