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The Navy Comes Through (1942)

Approved | | Drama, War | 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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Genres:

Drama | War

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Country:

USA

Language:

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

In the scene where Kroner speaks with the U-Boat captain about the conditions back in Germany, the roles are reversed. A supply ship would be at sea for many months, and out of touch with home. U-Boats would return to port every couple of months, so a U-Boat commander would be telling the captain of the supply ship about home. 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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John Paul Jones Would Be Proud
14 March 2005 | by cutterccbaxterSee all my reviews

Before the Village People popularized the United States Navy with their song "In The Navy" this aquatic based branch of the armed forces was featured in many a Hollywood film during World War Two. "The Navy Comes Through" is one of those films and it features Pat O'Brien and George Murphy who are at odds with each other as they head out to sea as part of a gunnery crew to sink Nazi vessels. The overall theme to the film is a common one to WW II era war movies. A group of men with disparate backgrounds (in this case an Austrian-American, Ricky Ricardo, the ubiquitous guy from Brooklyn, and the boy who will become a man once he has seen some action) are thrown together to stick it to the Nazis. The idea is that America, the land of the melting- pot, can prevail over totalitarianism as long as everyone is willing to pull together. During the movie O'Brien's acting style is consistently blunt. The interior of the German subs are enormous. The action is well paced, and in the end the Navy really does comes through.


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