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Torpedo Run (1958)

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A submarine commander is forced to blow up a Japanese ship with prisoners.

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Lt. Cmdr. Barney Doyle
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Lt. Archer 'Archie' Sloan
Diane Brewster ...
Jane Doyle
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Lt. Jake 'Fuzz' Foley
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'Hash' Benson
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Adm. Samuel Setton
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Cmdr. Don Adams
Fredd Wayne ...
Orville 'Goldy' Goldstein
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Ens. Ron Milligan
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Lt. Redley
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Lt. Burt Fisher
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Storyline

The commander of an American submarine during World War II sets out to destroy the Japanese Aircraft carrier which launched the attack on Pearl Harbour. His wife and child have been captured by the Japanese and they are using them and other prisoners of war as human shields for the carrier. Written by Daniel Bruce <danielb@genasys.com.au>

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War | Drama

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Release Date:

15 January 1959 (Australia)  »

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Torpedo los!  »

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(Westrex Recording System)|

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(Metrocolor)

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Archer 'Archie' Sloan's name is a likely reference to the U.S.S. Archerfish, which in 1944 sank the Japanese super-carrier Shinano, the largest warship ever sunk by a submarine. See more »

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When they torpedo the net tender you can see it beginning to sink before the torpedo makes contact. See more »

Quotes

Sub Crewman: [standing waist-deep in freezing Aleutian water] Have you ever felt anything this cold?
Lt. Redley: Yes... Brighton in August.
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" You're trying to make this War very personal, aren't you ? "
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Choosing from among the war time navel stories written by Richard Sale, director Joseph Pevney selected this one entitled " Torpedo Run. " It tells the saga of Lt. Commander Barney Doyal (Glenn Ford), a Submarine commander who remembers the Akagi, the attack ship which lead the attack on Pearl harbor on December 7th 1941. Believing his immediate family is safe and out of Harms way, Doyal is out at sea searching for the enemy when his Superiors send him a message that his family has been put aboard a transport ship, being used to Screen and protect the Akagi and dares him to attack his aircraft Carrier while Doyal's family is screening it. Doyal is a professional navy commander and realizes what he must do, despite his second in command Lt. Archie Slone', (Ernest Borgnine) advice and objections. This film was highly nominated for an Oscar in the 1950's and the very special effects which went into the movie gives audiences the reasons why. The cast also include Dean Jones and L.Q. Jones. This film should be part of any war time collection as it has become a true Classic. Easily recommended. ****


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