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The Navy Comes Through (1942)

Approved | | War, Drama | 30 October 1942 (USA)
A U.S. Navy crew aboard a merchant marine ship battle Nazis.

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Borden Chase (story "Pay To Learn"), Earl Baldwin (adaptation) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Pat O'Brien ... Chief Michael 'Mike' Mallory
George Murphy ... Lt. Thomas L. 'Tom' Sands
Jane Wyatt ... Myra Mallory
Jackie Cooper ... Joe 'Babe' Duttson
Carl Esmond ... Richard 'Dutch' Kroner
Max Baer ... Coxswain G. Berringer
Desi Arnaz ... Pat Tarriba
Ray Collins ... Capt. McCall
Lee Bonnell Lee Bonnell ... Kovac
Frank Jenks ... Sampier
John McGuire ... James Bayless (as John Maguire)
Frank Fenton ... Hodum
Joey Ray Joey Ray ... James Dennis
Marten Lamont Marten Lamont ... Lt. Cmdr. Murray - navy doctor
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Storyline

A U.S. Navy crew aboard a merchant marine ship battle Nazis.

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War | Drama

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Country:

USA

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English | German | Spanish

Release Date:

30 October 1942 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

La marine triomphe See more »

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Production Co:

RKO Radio Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie on May 3, 1943 with Pat O'Brien and George Murphy reprising their film roles. See more »

Goofs

The crew inadvertently receives an uncoded voice transmission from a German supply ship indicating its destination. In fact, German supply ships were sent to meet U-boats at prearranged meeting locations by German headquarters back in Europe using coded messages. Therefore, the crew should never have understood the transmission. Since this movie was filmed during the war, these facts were likely unknown at the time. See more »

Connections

Edited from Suicide Fleet (1931) See more »

Soundtracks

Symphony No.40 in G Minor, K.550
(1788)
Written by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
First movement played on the short wave radio aboard ship
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On Life Support but Manages to Survive
25 September 2014 | by LeonLouisRicciSee all my reviews

A Bit Below Average as these Propaganda Pictures Go. Pat O'Brien is a Stiff Actor and He Plays a Stiff here with an Ultra-Sombre Display of Deadpan. George Murphy Fairs Better and Manages to Bring Along Some Gravitas as a Former Naval Officer Court Martialed Before the War.

After Pearl Harbor He Re-Enlists as an Enlisted Man and has More Trials Convincing O'Brien He is a Worthy Salt and Deserving of His Respect and His Sister. Betty White is the Love Interest and the Sister, and Manages to Show Up at Sea so Things can be Set Straight.

It's Rather a Mess of Flag Waving and Stereotypes with Cartoon Characters, like the Brooklyn Boy who "Loves Dem Bums", and Ricky Ricardo, Before Lucy, as a Cuban Come Aboard for the Melting Pot Plot.

The Movie's Redeemed in the Final Act with some Rah-Rah Action and is Exciting, but Highly Inaccurate. Accuracy doesn't Mean a Hill of Beans in this Type of Formulaic Patriotism. These Movies were Made to Boost Morale and Get the Boys to Enlist and the Homefront on Board. If this One Succeeded More Power to it. Not Much of a Movie Though.


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