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In Harm's Way (1965)

Approved | | Drama, War | 6 April 1965 (USA)
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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On patrol the morning of December 7th commanding a cruiser Captain Torrie receives word of the attack on Pearl Harbor. His orders are to find the Japanese force and attack it. The picture tells the story of three families during the outbreak of World War ll. Written by michaeloshey

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

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Until recently Adms. Kimmell and Nimitz were identified in the credits simply as CINCPAC1 and CINCPAC2. Neither of them is referred to by name in the movie and any reference to them is always as 'CINCPAC'. See more »

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Powell drives a 1946 Ford convertible in 1941. See more »

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[the Cassiday has just sunk the Japanese sub that torpedoed Torrey's cruiser]
Captain Rockwell Torrey: Nice work, Harding! You did a 4-0 job on that sub!
LTJG 'Mac' McConnel: Thank you, sir, I'm not Commander Harding, sir.
Captain Rockwell Torrey: Well, where is he?
LTJG 'Mac' McConnel: Ashore, sir!
Captain Rockwell Torrey: Well, who's in command?
LTJG 'Mac' McConnel: I am, sir! Lt. j.g. McConnell, sir!
Captain Rockwell Torrey: Did I hear Lieutenant junior grade?
LTJG 'Mac' McConnel: William McConnell; Class of '38, sir!
Captain Rockwell Torrey: Oh. Well, can you rig for towing?
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Written by Charles Tobias, Lew Brown, and Sam H. Stept
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an interesting cast tackle the Japanese
21 August 2004 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Barbara Bouchet as Liz Eddington is the initial focus of this war movie, dancing wildly and parading herself before the officers while her husband Paul (Kirk Douglas) is away on duty. But 'In Harm's Way' isn't just her story, it is a number of personal stories interwoven with battle with the Japanese from Pearl Harbor onwards.

In the nominal lead is big John Wayne, drawling his way through the role of Rock Torrey as only he could. In war movies he was probably at his most effective as his whole bearing says 'I'm in charge'. He also has a personal life - a romance with croaky nurse Maggie (Patricia Neal, good as ever), and conflict with his sulky son Jere (Brandon de Wilde). Also in the cast are Stanley Holloway (as an Australian who leads the soldiers through dangerous terrain), Burgess Meredith (who has the memorable discussion about cowardice with Wayne), Dana Andrews, Franchot Tone, Henry Fonda, Bruce Cabot, Tom Tryon, George Kennedy, and James Mitchum.

This Otto Preminger film is as much about the lives of men at war as it is about battle sequences (although when they appear they are impressive). It also boasts an interesting sequence of shots over its end titles. Perhaps too long at two and a half hours plus, it nevertheless has a decent script, clever characterisations, and manages to keep the viewer awake.


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