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An Annapolis Story (1955)

Approved | | Drama | 10 April 1955 (USA)
Two brothers, enrolled at the U.S. Naval Academy on the verge of the Korean War, fall in love with the same girl.

Director:

Don Siegel

Writers:

Daniel B. Ullman (story) (as Dan Ullman), Daniel B. Ullman (screenplay) (as Dan Ullman) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
John Derek ... Anthony J. 'Tony' Scott
Diana Lynn ... Peggy Lord
Kevin McCarthy ... James R. 'Jim' Scott
Alvy Moore ... Willie 'Seaweed' Warren
Pat Conway ... Tim Dooley
L.Q. Jones ... Watson
John Kirby John Kirby ... Pete Macklin
Barbara Brown Barbara Brown ... Mrs. Scott
Fran Bennett ... Connie Warren
Betty Lou Gerson ... Mrs. Lord
Robert Osterloh ... Midshipman Laisson
John Doucette ... Boxing Coach
Don Kennedy Don Kennedy ... McClaren
Don Haggerty ... Lt. Prentiss
Tom Harmon Tom Harmon ... Announcer
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Two brothers, enrolled at the U.S. Naval Academy on the verge of the Korean War, fall in love with the same girl.

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midshipmen | See All (1) »

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Two Brothers Loving the Same Girl...As Dangerous as a Runaway Jet!

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 April 1955 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Navy Air Patrol See more »

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Allied Artists Pictures See more »
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Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Five carriers were used for footage: three Essex class carriers, USS Yorktown (CV-10), USS Bennington (CV-20), USS Princeton (CV-37), and two Midway class carriers, USS Midway (CV-41) and USS Coral Sea (CV-43). See more »

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Boxing coach: [to Jim Scott and Tony Scott] Go cool off in the showers, both of you.
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Two Brothers At The Naval Academy
3 May 2009 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

When I reviewed the film Annapolis that starred James Franco and Tyrese Gibson a few years ago I remarked that one of the big flaws I found in that film was the lack of anything resembling academics in the film. That is made up for in An Annapolis Story where you do see a well rounded depiction of the experience of being a midshipman there. But in fact romantic rivalry comes before anything else in this film.

The rivalry is between two brothers attending the Naval Academy post World War II. One brother got an appointment through the ranks as a veteran of the Navy, Kevin McCarthy. The second is younger brother John Derek who got it via academics and a Congressional appointment.

These brothers have a bit of a rivalry going in everything from academics to athletics. Both are on the football team, McCarthy a by the book type and Derek inclined to go out on his own. The rivalry is friendly until Derek starts making moves on McCarthy's long time girl Diana Lynn. Then it gets quite ugly.

It continues right through Naval Air Training in Pensacola and into the Korean War when both become fighter pilots on those new jets. As to what happens and who Lynn chooses in the end you'll have to see the film to find out.

A lot of good newsreel footage for the combat scenes and location shooting at the Naval Academy helps this film out in so many ways. Having been to the Naval Academy several years ago, I can testify not too much has changed for the more recent Annapolis or from the time An Annapolis Story was filmed there. An Annapolis Story is a decent B film from Allied Artists and a sincere tribute to the midshipmen who have graduated there and whom this country owes so much.

And it's to the Naval Academy and every midshipman whoever attended since the 1840s when it was founded that this review is respectfully dedicated.


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