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Submarine Seahawk (1958)

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For his first command in the Pacific war a by-the-book officer is ordered to take his submarine on a reconnaissance mission to locate a fleet of Japanese fighting ships the Allies have lost... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
John Bentley ...
Lt. Cmdr. Paul Turner
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Lt. (j.g.) David Shore
Wayne Heffley ...
Cmdr. Dean Stoker
Steve Mitchell ...
CPO Andy Flowers
Henry McCann ...
Seaman Ellis Bellis
Paul Maxwell ...
Lt. Cmdr. Bill Hallohan, XO
Nicky Blair ...
Sam
Frank Gerstle ...
Capt. Boardman
Jan Brooks ...
Mrs. Ellen Turner
Mabel Rea ...
Maisie
Leon Tyler ...
Ed
Hal Bogart ...
Radio Operator
Frank Watkins ...
Bearded Sonar Man
Don Fenwick ...
Radio Operator
Marilyn Hanold ...
Nancy
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For his first command in the Pacific war a by-the-book officer is ordered to take his submarine on a reconnaissance mission to locate a fleet of Japanese fighting ships the Allies have lost track of. At first, the rest of the crew resent his distant manner and the way he keeps avoiding taking on the Japs. Written by Jeremy Perkins <jwp@aber.ac.uk>

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DEATH STALKS BENEATH the SEAS!

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A Really Secret Mission
5 November 2007 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

Submarine Seahawk is one of those films that you or I could put together with some stock footage and a knowledge of all the clichés involved in making a submarine motion picture.

The U.S.S. Seahawk has a mission and it looks like a suicide one. Under new skipper John Bentley, they're to go into a secret Japanese base and report when the task force is being refitted. Then the Americans are to pull their own Pearl Harbor.

For reasons only the writers know, the purpose of the mission is kept secret from the crew. Why, God only knows, because where's everybody going to go and tell once they're at sea. So the crew is grumbling why they're going out of the way to avoid engaging the enemy.

John Bentley, Brett Halsey and the rest of the no name cast deserve some kind of medal for wading through this tripe and delivering some kind of decent performances. All the clichés involving submarine films are alive and thriving in Submarine Seahawk.

Will they come home from the mission? Watch the film if you dare and care.


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