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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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In harm's way they went. The men. The women. The lovers for a night. The lovers for keeps. The strong. The weak. They went, as they were...in Harm'sway. See more »

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Drama | War

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Trivia

In addition to John Wayne, Franchot Tone was also suffering from lung cancer during filming. Unlike Wayne, who would survive his first case of cancer (dying in 1979, of stomach cancer, 14 years after the completion of In Harm's Way (1965)), Tone battled his first case of lung cancer to his own death in late 1968, with only four movie roles between "In Harm's Way" and his death. Wayne would have eighteen movie roles, and several television appearances (after having one cancerous lung and two ribs removed on September 17, 1964) between "In Harm's Way" and his own 1979 death. See more »

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While sitting in Adm. Torrey's office, Maggie and Torrey have the radio on. The Japanese show comes on with the lady calling herself "Tokyo Rose." At no time during the war did Iva Toguri call herself that. She referred to herself as Ann, Orphan Ann or Your Number One Enemy. At no time did Toguri ever broadcast any type of propaganda. The producer of the show was an Australian officer captured at Singapore and tortured. His assistants were an American officer and a Filipino officer. Toguri had been smuggling food into the POW camps before being forced to go on the air. She continued to do so afterwards. See more »

Quotes

Captain Rockwell Torrey: Get a message off to Pearl. "Have taken two torpedoes." Fill in our position. "Extent of damage unknown. Will advise."
Commander Burke: And break radio silence, sir?
Captain Rockwell Torrey: Burke, don't you think the Japanese know by now where we are?
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Don't Sit Under the Apple Tree
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Written by Charles Tobias, Lew Brown, and Sam H. Stept
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Didn't think it would be that good
28 May 2001 | by (Wichita Falls, TX) – See all my reviews

No, I didn't go to see Pearl Harbor this weekend. I stayed at home and watch my new DVD of In Harm's Way. The DVD cover is quite misleading. It sports a color photo of Wayne and Douglas, but the film is black and white. Their smiles would indicate a comedy.

Like From Here to Eternity, the human drama is set against the Pearl Harbor attack. Unlike, From Here to Eternity, the attack starts the film. And what a drama it is! Romance, infedelity, poor father/son relationship, honor, courage, rape, suicide. Never maudlin or schmaltzy, the performances are excellent, but low key. Back in 1965, taking the time to develop character was the norm, so to most young people, this movie would seem slow. Pity.

The battles scene are very good and the cinematography was Oscar nominated. There are some really breathtaking black and white high angel long shots of Hawaii with leaning palm trees and dark skies filled with billowing clouds.

And the cast! Your face will light up with every new character that appears. George Kennedy, Stanley Holloway, Hugh O' Brien, Dana Andrews, Bruce Cabot.


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