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Hellcats of the Navy (1957)

 -  Drama | Thriller | War  -  May 1957 (USA)
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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.

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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.

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Down . . . Down . . . Down . . . into enemy waters with the fightin' hellcats of the U.S. sub pack !

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Hellcats of the Sea  »

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This movie's closing epilogue by Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz states: "It is to the everlasting honor and glory of our submarine personnel that they never failed us in our days of great peril." See more »

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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 »

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Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Madonna/Simple Minds (1985) See more »

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One of the worst movies ever made about the US Submarine Service.
7 January 2007 | by (san diego, ca) – See all my reviews

I won't waste your time or mine with a lengthy description of this extremely poor movie. The fact that Ronald Reagan is in it certainly doesn't help. If the tactics portrayed by the U.S. Submarine Service in this motion picture were accurate we might all be speaking Japanese right now. The fictitious submarine is constantly in trouble. Especially poor are the models used to depict the USS Starfish underwater. Most of them must have been purchased the daybefore at a five and ten store in Burbank or Glendale, within a fewminutes or a few blocks of the studio. A total waste of film. If someone gave me a DVD of this I would immediately crack it into several hundred pieces.


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