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Away All Boats (1956)

Approved | | Drama, War | 16 August 1956 (USA)
The story of a U.S. Naval ship and its crew in the Pacific, from 1943 to 1945.

Director:

Joseph Pevney

Writers:

Ted Sherdeman (screenplay), Kenneth M. Dodson (from the novel by)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jeff Chandler ... Capt. Jebediah S. Hawks
George Nader ... Lt. Dave MacDougall
Lex Barker ... Cmdr. Quigley
Julie Adams ... Nadine MacDougall
Keith Andes ... Dr. Bell
Richard Boone ... Lt. Fraser
William Reynolds ... Ens. Kruger
Charles McGraw ... Lt. Mike O'Bannion
Jock Mahoney ... Alvick
John McIntire ... Old Man / Film Intro Voice-over
Frank Faylen ... Chief Phillip P. 'Pappy' Moran
James Westerfield ... 'Boats' Torgeson
Don Keefer ... Ens. Twitchell
Kendall Clark Kendall Clark ... Lt. Jackson
George Dunn ... Hubert
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Storyline

The story of U.S.S. "Belinda", Attack Transport PA22, launched late 1943 with regular-Navy Captain Jebediah S. Hawks (Jeff Chandler) and ex-merchant Lieutenant Dave MacDougall (George Nader) as boat commander. Despite personal friction, the two have plenty with which to deal as the only experienced officers on board during the "shakedown". Almost laughable incompetence gradually improves, but the crew remains far from perfect when the ship sees action, landing troops on enemy beachheads. And few anticipate the challenges in store at Okinawa. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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Exciting, inspiring story of battle action in Pacific Theater See more »

Genres:

Drama | War

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 August 1956 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Away All Boats See more »

Filming Locations:

San Diego, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$3,500,000
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Sound Mix:

Perspecta Stereo (Western Electric Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The name "Belinda" is a fabrication. No ship ever sailed with the hull number of APA-22. The U.S.S. Joseph Hewes (AP-50) was designated for reclassification as APA-22 in early 1943, but she was lost in November of 1942 before the change occurred. As the numerical sequence of attack transport hull numbers had already been assigned, the number was not reissued. See more »

Goofs

At about 1.28 during the final battle a crew member holding a cable is seen behind Captain Hawks. See more »

Quotes

Capt. Jebediah S. Hawks: [at a Kamikaze about to crash into the Belinda] Get away from my ship! GET YOUR FILTHY PLANE AWAY FROM MY SHIP!
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Edited into Midway (1976) See more »

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Life of a captain on a ship is very lonely
27 July 2001 | by jcholguinSee all my reviews

Jeff Chandler's portrayal of Captain Jeb Hawks was an example of just how aloof a captain must be during a time of war. A captain's decision must not be made from friendship but what is best for the ship. Captain Hawks only real companion was a monkey. The men on the ship were almost all rookies that had never fought in a war. Hawks had to prepare them for "life and death" but made many enemies out of the crew because of his harsh techniques. The actual war scenes were very realistic. Overall a fine film to watch.


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