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Fighting Coast Guard (1951)

Approved | | Adventure, Drama, Romance | 1 June 1951 (USA)
Story of how the Coast Guard trained to help win World War II.

Director:

Joseph Kane

Writers:

Charles Marquis Warren (story), Kenneth Gamet (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Brian Donlevy ... Commander Ian McFarland
Forrest Tucker ... Bill Rourk
Ella Raines ... Louise Ryan
John Russell ... Barney Walker
Richard Jaeckel ... Tony Jessup
William Murphy ... Sandy Jessup
Martin Milner ... Al Prescott
Steve Brodie ... 'Red' Toon
Hugh O'Brian ... Tom Peterson
Tom Powers ... Admiral Ryan
Jack Pennick Jack Pennick ... Coast Guardsman
Olin Howland ... Desk Clerk (as Olin Howlin)
Damian O'Flynn ... Captain Adair
Morris Ankrum ... Navy Captain
James Flavin ... Commander Rogers
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Storyline

Bill Rourk, an ex-Coast Guard crew chief, is tricked into volunteering for the Coact Guard Officer's Training School, following the Japanese sneak-attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. Rourk's preference would be to keep the higher-paying and more-secure job in a civilian shipyard. Coadt Guard Commander McFarland first meets Rourk at the shipyard and, later, is his superior officer at the officer's-training-school. Rourk fails to get his Ensign's commission, and then finds he has been assigned to McFarland's command at sea. Matters are not helped any by both men being rivals for Louise Ryan, the admiral's daughter. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Certificate:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 June 1951 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Fighting U.S. Coast Guard See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$532,111 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Republic Pictures (I) See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Soundtracks

Semper Paratus
(uncredited)
Written by Francis S. Van Boskerck
Performed by the Coast Guard Choir
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