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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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Drama | War

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$4,200,000 (USA) (31 December 1965)
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Trivia

The U.S.S. Philip (DD-498) was the destroyer that steams out of Pearl Harbor at the beginning of the attack. Philip was decommissioned September 30, 1968, and was struck from the Navy List October 1, 1968. She was sold December 15, 1971, but sank in a storm on her way to be scrapped February 2, 1972. See more »

Goofs

Mrs. MacConnell tells her husband, "Mac, you've got that brainwashed look again." The term "brainwashing" wasn't used until the POW scandals of the Korean War. See more »

Quotes

Bosun's Mate Chief Culpepper, USS Cassiday: Mister McConnell, no tellin' when we might ship together again, and, well, me and the boys all took a vote, and we voted you the best officer to be marooned on a desert island with!
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Connections

Featured in The Making of a Movie (1965) See more »

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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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For once an all-star cast adds to the movie
26 December 2002 | by (Derry, Ireland) – See all my reviews

Critically under-valued at the time of it's release and now largely forgotten, Otto Preminger's World War Two movie is a first-class entertainment, intelligently scripted, crisply photographed and very well directed. (There is a beautifully sustained scene where Preminger cross cuts between John Wayne's date with Patricia Neal and son Brandon De Wilde's date with Neal's room-mate Jill Haworth in which the characters of all four protagonists are neatly established).

For once an all-star cast adds to, rather than detracts from, the film. With a few exceptions (Henry Fonda and Franchot Tone in blink-and-you'll-miss-them cameos) all the actors are allowed to flesh out their roles with Patricia Neal and Burgess Meredith outstanding. Ultimately. of course, it never rises above melodrama and is the cinematic equivalent of those door-stopper novels favoured on the beach, but then melodrama was always where Peminger really came into his own. While certainly not in the class of "Laura", "Bonjour Tristesse", "Anatomy of a Murder" or "Advise and Consent", it is no disgrace and is a reminder that even second-rate Preminger is head and shoulders above a lot of the junk food cinema that fills our multi-plexes today.


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