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).
"FIND AN ISLAND IN THE MIDDLE OF NOWHERE--" (original print ad - all caps)
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This film's dedication states that the filmmakers " . . . dedicate this picture to the Destroyer Forces of the United States Navy." See more
The film begins in New York City. Alex takes Susan to a restaurant at "the beach", supposedly on Long Island with the address on his mailbox - "22 Long Island Road", but the whole area is distinctly Californian and not anywhere near NYC, with cliffs down to the ocean and mountains in the background. 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