The conflict between duty and conscience is explored in this WWII drama. Alan Ladd stars as Naval gunnery sergeant Alec Austin, a Quaker whose sincere pacifist sentiments do not sit well with his crew members. When he refuses to fire upon an unidentified plane, the word spreads that Austin cannot be relied upon in battle (never mind that the plane turns out to be one of ours).
The mission of a fighting ship that turned into a tidal wave of fury!
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Alec tells Susan and his mother he had to report to duty on Wednesday. However the date indicated on the earlier telegram is 4 October 1942, which fell on a Sunday. See more
How Many Hearts Have You Broken (with Those Great Big Beautiful Eyes)
Music by Al Kaufman
Played at the Armenian Social Club See more