Based upon the life of Commander Francic D. Fane (USNR), _UnderWater Warrior_ follows the evolution of the US Navy's Underwater Demolition Unit from its inception near the end of World War ...
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Based upon the life of Commander Francic D. Fane (USNR), _UnderWater Warrior_ follows the evolution of the US Navy's Underwater Demolition Unit from its inception near the end of World War II through its acceptance and finally successful utilization in Korea. Landmark underwater camera work makes _Underwater Warrior_ a milestone in cinematic history. Written by
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The USS Grasp was used in the filming of this movie. During filming, Dan Dailey insisted on bringing a sizable amount of beer. However, it was against naval policy to drink on a navy vessel, so he arranged for a "camel" (a platform tied to the side of the ship to allow the ship to be painted, etc.) so that the crewmembers could drink the beer. They would go down on the camel, drink their fill and then climb back onto the ship. See more »
This movie takes place in the years following World War II and moves along into the years of the Korean `police action." I could be wrong but I don't believe there ever was a time in the movie when the conflict was called the Korean War. A war it certainly was, a police action a gross understatement.
The story focuses on one Navy man in particular, Francis Fane, who lead the way in U.S. Navy underwater breathing apparatus testing for use in underwater demolitions. Primarily a song and dance man, Dan Dailey played his part of Fane well. There was nothing incredibly fantastic about this movie except for the underwater cinematography. Kind of a snoozer but definitely one of the only movies about the development of underwater breathing apparatus and demolitions and overall not too terrible: C+
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