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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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Complete credited cast:
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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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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 Run  »

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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 »

Goofs

When all bow torpedoes are shot at the anti-submarine net from inside Tokyo Bay to blast a hole for the sub to escape, as the torpedoes are shown speeding away from the sub and toward the camera, when they get close to the camera the guide wires on which they run can be seen. See more »

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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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Decent enough, fairly early, genre movie.
13 August 2007 | by (Groningen, The Netherlands) – See all my reviews

The movie has a pretty interesting approach for '50's standards, by inserting lots of flashback sequences, with the home-front, that however also happen to be incredibly sappy. It does at parts make the movie a melodramatic one.

Submarine movies just never have been any of the best or most exciting, action packed movies because of their restraints, with a couple of well known exceptions of course. The movie has a good beginning but as it heads toward the ending the movie starts to drag and become less interesting, when the movie becomes more personal and gets filled with some more emotional aspects.

It even manages to put in a personal and family dramatic main plot-line in the movie. What an accomplishment for a submarine movie! Yes, it helps to make the movie more original and less formulaic but it also of course isn't the most interesting approach thinkable, especially not since it gets stretched out for the movie its entire duration.

The miniature effects were pretty good looking. I mean I have seen far worse, even from movies that were made much later. Although they are hard from convincing by todays standards of course.

Glenn Ford was a great choice for the main lead, as the tough looking but sensitive commander. Ernest Borgnine forms a good duo with him, as the submarine's lieutenant. The rest of the character remain mostly in the back.

A decent enough genre attempt.

7/10

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