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The daring exploits of a submarine commander whose mission is to chart the minefields in the watersof Japan during WWII. This is Ronald and Nancy Reagan's only screen appearance together.
Down . . . Down . . . Down . . . into enemy waters with the fightin' hellcats of the U.S. sub pack !
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The name Hellcats of this movie's title refers to the US Navy vessels which took part in Operation Barney and traveled through the mine-ridden waters that lead to the Sea of Japan. The Hellcats term is derived from the US Navy's slang word for mines belonging to the Imperial Japanese Navy: Hell Pots. See more
Just before the American submarine "Starfish" is sunk, a Japanese submarine hydrophone operator is shown wearing a Telephonics headphones headset. Telephonics is an American brand made in New York, NY. See more