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Submarine D-1 (1937)

Approved | | Action, Drama | 27 November 1937 (USA)
Navy officers fall for Ann. She has her own plans. USS Pensacola is struck during a last dive drill, there is an attempt to rescue. The USS Dolphin (D-1) and her crew depart from ... See full summary »

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... 'Butch' Rogers
... Lt. Commander Matthews
... 'Sock' McGillis
... 'Lucky'
... Ann Sawyer
... Admiral Thomas
... Arabella
... Dolly
... Tom Callan
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Navy officers fall for Ann. She has her own plans. USS Pensacola is struck during a last dive drill, there is an attempt to rescue. The USS Dolphin (D-1) and her crew depart from Connecticut to San Diego via the Panama Canal. They come into troubles.

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When arriving in Panama, the submarine marked "P2" on the conning tower is the U.S.S. Pike (SS-173). Commissioned in 1935 at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, it was the first submarine to have an all-welded hull, allowing greater dive depths and protection from depth charges versus subs with riveted hulls. She performed four war patrols from 1941 to 1943 when she returned to the sub base at New London, CT to act as a training boat. From 1946 to 1956 she was used for Naval Reserve training at Baltimore, MD and was then sold for scrap in 1957. See more »

Goofs

Throughout the movie Naval personnel are shown wearing their covers (hats) indoors. In the U.S. Navy covers are only worn indoors if a person is on watch, therefore almost every occurrence in the movie is incorrect. See more »

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Featured in The United States Navy Band (1943) See more »

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Columbia, the Gem of the Ocean
(1843) (uncredited)
Written by David T. Shaw
Arranged by Thomas A. Beckett
Played in the score during the opening credits
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"Great Pre-War Navy Movie"
23 March 2009 | by See all my reviews

"Submarine D-1" is a typical but terrific Warner Brothers, pre-WW2 movie on the glory of the U.S. Navy and in particular the submarine service. It has a great cast lead by Pat O'Brien, George Brent, Wayne Morris, and Frank McHugh but does not have Broderick Crawford among its players.

"Submarine D-1" contains great performances by Pat O'Brien as the Chief Petty Officer, Wayne Morris as the cocky sailor who finally matures into a first-rate CPO, and George Brent as the dedicated and somewhat fatherly submarine captain. Frank McHugh is also on hand as Warner Brothers' guaranteed laugh-getter for sure-fire comic relief. Henry O'Neil is well-cast as the wise-old admiral.

"Submarine D-1" is loaded with action, thrills, and comedy but contrary to many film sources Broderick Crawford is not in the film. I watched the entire film from beginning to end and can absolutely verify that he does not appear in this otherwise great old movie.


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