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In Harm's Way (1965)

Approved  |   |  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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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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"CINCPAC" is Navy shorthand for "Commander-In-Chief, Pacific (Theater)," although at the time of World War II, "CINCPAC" was shorthand for "Commander-In-Chief United States Pacific Fleet and Pacific Ocean Areas. See more »

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As the soldier with Canfil's group goes to pick up the message thrown from RADM Torrey's plane, the shadows of two crew members are visible on the grass in the lower right of the screen. See more »

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Nurse Lieutenant Maggie Haynes: Hey, that's quite a knife you carry.
Captain Rock Torrey: Yeah. Can opener, screwdriver, punch, straight blade - even a skinning blade.
Nurse Lieutenant Maggie Haynes: Oh, that is useful. What do you skin?
Captain Rock Torrey: Lieutenant nurses who pull my leg.
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War done as melodrama
27 April 2004 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

In Harm's Way (1965) - Director: Otto Preminger A more drama-driven war flick than most that focuses on how the war affected the personal lives of the men and women in and around Pearl Harbor before and after the infamous attack. John Wayne delivers one of his best performances as a Captain near the end of his career learning to communicate with a son (played by the ever young Brandon DeWildez) he's only recenlty reunited with, and handling a later-in -life romance with whiskey voiced Patricia Neal.

Kirk Douglas is around as a commander who just can't seem to get his personal life in order but who valiantly tries to redeem himself by heroically undertaking a no-win spy plane mission. Two old pros, Burgess Meredith and Dana Andrews fill out the major supporting roles while throw-away roles are notable for stars-of-tomorrows' Larry Hagman and Christopher George, to name a couple.

Quality melodrama with enough action to keep the guys interested and enough sexual tension to keep, well everybody interested. Oh and a personal favorite, unfortunately underused in the movie in the lovely heady shape of Paula Prentiss.


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