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In Harm's Way (1965)

 -  Drama | War  -  6 April 1965 (USA)
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A naval officer reprimanded after Pearl Harbor is later promoted to rear admiral and gets a second chance to prove himself against the Japanese.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Captain Rockwell 'Rock' Torrey
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Lieutenant Maggie Haynes
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Lieutenant William 'Mac' McConnel
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Bev McConnel
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Ensign Jeremiah 'Jere' Torrey
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Ensign Annalee Dorne
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Admiral 'Blackjack' Broderick
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Clayton Canfil
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Commander Egan Powell
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CINCPAC I
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Commander Neal Owynn
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Lieutenant Commander Burke
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C.P.O Culpepper
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Ensign Griggs
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Storyline

Captain Rockwell Torrey and Commander Paul Eddington are part of the Navy's effort to recuperate from, and retaliate for, the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. Torrey is romantically involved with nurse Maggie Haynes, and also tries to restore his relationship with his estranged son, Jeremiah, a young Naval officer. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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Stripped of everything - they lived and loved and fought as if there were no tomorrow...

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Drama | War

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Trivia

The escape of a destroyer from the Pearl Harbor attack with only junior officers aboard is based on the action of the USS Aylwin (DD-355). See more »

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Excellent work of fiction
19 November 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I have been watching this movie since it came out in 1965. It is one of the movies that sent me off to the US Navy in 1967. I recently purchased a DVD copy on the net for a great price and I watched it again. Yes, it is all fiction; but still a great movie against the back drop of WWII and the US Navy in the Pacific. It has battleships, cruisers, destroyers, PT boats, and submarines. It has confused yet brave men and women. It has old fashion love scenes that "fade to black after the first kiss". It has a rape scene where you do not see the violence; but, it is so well acted it is still terrifying. In the last 40 years I have read dozens of factual books about the US Navy in the Pacific. I still enjoy this movie very much and recommend it.


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