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Minesweeper (1943)

A naval officer who had deserted several years earlier is drawn back to the Navy when World War II begins. He re-enlists under an assumed name, and is assigned to a minesweeper, where he ... See full summary »

Director:

William Berke

Writers:

Edward T. Lowe Jr. (original screenplay) (as Edward T. Lowe), Maxwell Shane (original screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Richard Arlen ... Richard Houston - posing as Jim 'Tennessee' Smith
Jean Parker ... Mary Smith
Russell Hayden ... Seaman Elliot Nash
Guinn 'Big Boy' Williams ... CPO Ichabod Ferdinand 'Fixit' Smith
Emma Dunn ... Mom Smith
Charles D. Brown Charles D. Brown ... Cmdr. Lane
Frank Fenton ... Lt. Ralph Gilpin
Chick Chandler ... Seaman 'Corny' Welch
Douglas Fowley ... Cutter Lt. Wells
Ralph Sanford ... Seaman Cox
Billy Nelson ... Bos'un 'Freshwater' Heims (as Bill Nelson)
Grant Withers ... CPO Gregg - in Charge of Diving Crew
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Storyline

A naval officer who had deserted several years earlier is drawn back to the Navy when World War II begins. He re-enlists under an assumed name, and is assigned to a minesweeper, where he has to perform hazardous duties while at the same time keeping his real identity a secret. Written by Snow Leopard

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Taglines:

DANGER AFLOAT! ABOVE, BELOW AND ACROSS THE SEAS...WITH THE HEROIC MEN OF THE COAST GUARD! (original print ad - all caps)


Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 November 1943 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Barreminas See more »

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Production Co:

Pine-Thomas Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The failure of the original copyright holder to renew the film's copyright resulted in it falling into public domain, meaning that virtually anyone could duplicate and sell a VHS/DVD copy of the film. Therefore, many of the versions of this film available on the market are either severely (and usually badly) edited and/or of extremely poor quality, having been duped from second- or third-generation (or more) copies of the film. See more »

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Opening credits prologue: DECEMBER 1941 See more »

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Painful viewing, but well done
11 February 2010 | by drystyxSee all my reviews

This is the story of a man who tries to make amends for past misdeeds in the service by reenlisting under another name, and whose experience in the service gives him an edge in the disarming of water mines.

It is a well written story, with interesting characters all around, including the minor ones. Everything is very believable, not just by film standards, but by normal standards.

However, I gave this only a ranking of 6, which is still above average, because for me it was painful viewing. It is not because of a bad story, but because it shows the pain involved with gambling addiction in a true light, which means it will be difficult to watch. This is still quality work, and if you aren't afraid of the pain, this may be the film for you.


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