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Submarine Seahawk (1958)

Approved | | War | December 1958 (USA)
For his first command in the Pacific war a by-the-book officer is ordered to take his submarine on a reconnaissance mission to locate a fleet of Japanese fighting ships the Allies have lost... See full summary »


Spencer Gordon Bennet (as Spencer G. Bennet)


Lou Rusoff (original story), Orville H. Hampton (original story) (as Owen Harris) | 2 more credits »




Cast overview, first billed only:
John Bentley John Bentley ... Lt. Cmdr. Paul Turner
Brett Halsey ... Lt. (j.g.) David Shore
Wayne Heffley ... Cmdr. Dean Stoker
Steve Mitchell Steve Mitchell ... CPO Andy Flowers
Henry McCann Henry McCann ... Seaman Ellis Bellis
Paul Maxwell ... Lt. Cmdr. Bill Hallohan, XO
Nicky Blair Nicky Blair ... Sam
Frank Gerstle ... Capt. Boardman
Jan Brooks Jan Brooks ... Mrs. Ellen Turner
Mabel Rea Mabel Rea ... Maisie
Leon Tyler Leon Tyler ... Ed
Hal Bogart Hal Bogart ... Radio Operator
Frank Watkins Frank Watkins ... Bearded Sonar Man
Don Fenwick Don Fenwick ... Radio Operator
Marilyn Hanold ... Nancy


For his first command in the Pacific war a by-the-book officer is ordered to take his submarine on a reconnaissance mission to locate a fleet of Japanese fighting ships the Allies have lost track of. At first, the rest of the crew resent his distant manner and the way he keeps avoiding taking on the Japs. Written by Jeremy Perkins <jwp@aber.ac.uk>

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submarine | u boat | world war two | See All (3) »






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Release Date:

December 1958 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Submarine X-2 See more »

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Production Co:

Golden State Productions See more »
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Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Opening credits: All events, characters, firms and institutions in this photoplay are fictional and any similarity to any persons. living or dead, or to any actual events or to any actual firms or institutions is coincidental and unintentional. See more »


Referenced in Schlock! The Secret History of American Movies (2001) See more »

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A Really Secret Mission
5 November 2007 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

Submarine Seahawk is one of those films that you or I could put together with some stock footage and a knowledge of all the clichés involved in making a submarine motion picture.

The U.S.S. Seahawk has a mission and it looks like a suicide one. Under new skipper John Bentley, they're to go into a secret Japanese base and report when the task force is being refitted. Then the Americans are to pull their own Pearl Harbor.

For reasons only the writers know, the purpose of the mission is kept secret from the crew. Why, God only knows, because where's everybody going to go and tell once they're at sea. So the crew is grumbling why they're going out of the way to avoid engaging the enemy.

John Bentley, Brett Halsey and the rest of the no name cast deserve some kind of medal for wading through this tripe and delivering some kind of decent performances. All the clichés involving submarine films are alive and thriving in Submarine Seahawk.

Will they come home from the mission? Watch the film if you dare and care.

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