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Hellcats of the Navy (1957)

Not Rated | | Drama, Thriller, War | May 1957 (USA)
The daring exploits of a submarine commander whose mission is to chart the minefields in the waters of Japan during World War II.

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(book) (as Vice-Admiral Charles A. Lockwood Vice-Admiral USN Ret.), (book) (as Col. Hans Christian Adamson USAF Ret.) | 3 more credits »
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Cmdr. Casey Abbott
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Nurse Lt. Helen Blair (as Nancy Davis)
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Lt. Cmdr. Don Landon
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Freddy Warren
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Lt. Paul Prentice
William 'Bill' Phillips ...
Carroll (as William Phillips)
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Lt. (j.g.) Wes Barton
Michael Garth ...
Bill aka Lt. Charlie
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Chick (as Joseph Turkel)
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The daring exploits of a submarine commander whose mission is to chart the minefields in the waters of Japan during World War II.

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

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Drama | Thriller | War

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Trivia

This movie received extensive cooperation from the United States Department of Defense to the point that even the US Navy's Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz introduced in person at the movie's start. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Crazy Credits

The scenes used to show the island they are attacking are from the movie "Crash Dive" See more »

Connections

Referenced in Marilyn Hotchkiss' Ballroom Dancing and Charm School (1990) See more »

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Too often over scrutinized
10 January 2004 | by See all my reviews

This film is primarily for Ronald Reagan buffs or for those who want to see Ron and Nancy on screen together. The story centers around an initially unstable relationship between a submarine commander, a nurse, another officer showing interest in her and an executive officer who questions the motives of the commander, both personally and militarily. Is it one of the 'great' WWII submarine movies? No. Is it worth a look? Yes. It doesn't contain the depth or intensity of Cary Grant's "Destination Tokyo" or Clark Gable's "Run Silent, Run Deep," but could be considered comparable to Glenn Ford's "Torpedo Run."


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