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 »
Duncan Craig signs on a whaling ship, partly because his own business deal has fallen through, partly to help Judie Nordhall find her father. Rumor has it that her father may have been ... See full summary »
Barely historical presentation of the life of Jim Bowie. Here he goes to New Orleans to sell lumber but falls in love with Judalon. To match his rivals he must become sophisticated and does... See full summary »
Neale and Pedro fly cargo between Chungking and Calcutta. When their buddy Bill is murdered they investigate. Neale meets Bill's fiancée Virginia and becomes suspicious of a deeper plot while also falling for her charms.
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Phaedra is a poor sponge diver on the lovely Greek isle of Hydra. While diving, she discovers an ancient brass and gold statue of a boy riding a dolphin, which is said to have the magical ... See full summary »
Alan Ladd is the focus of this story based on the wartime raid on the German radar station at Bruneval. The raid was a combined services operation and the 2nd Battalion of the 1st Parachute... 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 'The New York Times' reported on 7 July 1957 that USS 'Stephen Potter' crew-members Albert D. Peters and George A. Smith were cast in actual parts for this movie. See more »
The five-inch guns and 20-millimeter antiaircraft guns used by the destroyer were not in use in 1943, when his movie is set. By 1958, every World War II-era destroyer still in service had been upgraded to the new five-inch mounts and radar-controlled 20-mm guns. Only battleships and the Des Moines-class heavy cruisers still sported the old gun mounts because they were put into mothball reserve after World War II and then Korea. See more »
How Many Hearts Have You Broken (with Those Great Big Beautiful Eyes)
Music by Al Kaufman
Played at the Armenian Social Club See more »
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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