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Torpedo Run (1958)

Approved | | War, Drama | 11 January 1959 (UK)
A submarine commander is forced to blow up a Japanese ship with prisoners.

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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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The greatest submarine picture of them all !

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War | Drama

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11 January 1959 (UK)  »

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Hell Below  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,500,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$1,145,000, 31 December 1958

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,600,000, 31 December 1958
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(Westrex Recording System)|

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(Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

In Nov. 1958, MGM distributed this film on a double bill with Fiend Without a Face (1958) as the second feature. 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 »

Quotes

Lt. Redley: Sir, may I say something?
Lt. Cmdr. Barney Doyle: If there's time.
Lt. Redley: One night in the Kattegat, German U-boats chased us into a mine field, and... we made them think they'd killed us by exploding one of their own mines.
Orville 'Goldy' Goldstein: With what, good wishes?
Lt. Redley: No, we were saving those. We used our stern tubes, sir.
[long pause]
Lt. Cmdr. Barney Doyle: Stern tubes, stand by.
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Opening credits prologue: SOUTH PACIFIC 1942 See more »

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A Classic Submarine Picture!
26 February 2004 | by See all my reviews

If you are interested in the way the Navy crew operates under the ocean floors, you will love this great Navy story about how the U.S. Navy was able to out wit the enemy which was Japan during WWII and all the tricks of the trade that were utilized under the very depths of the Pacific Ocean. The photography was great for a 1958 film and Glenn Ford( Lt. Cmdr.Barney Doyle),"Pocket Full of Miracles",'61, gave a great performance along with some mental blocks that was interfering with his command of his submarine. However, Ernest Borgnine(Lt.Archer Sloan),"Marty",'55, was a loyal officer to Barney and turned down his own commission as Commander to assist Barney in his hopes to destroy a FLAT TOP (aircraft carrier) of the Japanese Navy. There was a very interesting scene where the submarine crew was able to evacuate their sub and be able to surface to another submarine for safety. This is truly a Classic film from the past and I am quite sure some of these events actually happened during WWII.


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