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 !
Did You Know?
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
Near the beginning of the movie when the frogmen are retrieving the mine, they are all wearing light colored wetsuits. A close up of the two next to a mine are suddenly in black wetsuits, but then back to light colored in other shots. See more