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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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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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The oiler pointed out early in the movie was the USS Guadelupe (AO-32). She was commissioned 19 Jun 1941. She would earn fourteen battle stars for World War II service, six battle stars for Korean War service and ten campaign stars for Vietnam War service. See more »

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In the opening scene at the Navy dance, a bra strap can be seen across Liz Eddington's back as her dress opens up but as she takes off her dress at the beach, she is wearing no bra. See more »

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[Powell has just discovered that Eddington has flown off on a suicide mission]
Commander Egan Powell: You mean you just gave him a plane without checking with Operations?
Sailor: Sir, Captain Eddington is Chief of Staff; sir, he *is* Operations.
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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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