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Submarine Seahawk (1958)

 -  War  -  December 1958 (USA)
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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

Cast overview, first billed only:
John Bentley ...
Lt. Cmdr. Paul Turner
...
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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December 1958 (USA)  »

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Submarine X-2  »

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Not Bad
6 February 2003 | by (Newfoundland, Canada) – See all my reviews

When one Lieutenant Commander Paul Turner (John Bentley) unexpectedly gets assigned the lead of the Submarine Seahawk for an important undercover mission (to find out where missing Japanese warships are being hidden), the crew becomes more and more anxious as Turner again and again refuses to fire on enemy ships while taking them further and further into dangerous enemy territory.

This is decent enough entertainment for a Saturday or Sunday afternoon if one is in the mood for a submarine war adventure tale. A couple of familiar faces in the cast doesn't hurt any either nor does some of the early lighter scenes which help us to identify more with the crew.


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