A semi-documentary dramatization of five weeks in the life of Vice Admiral William F. "Bull" Halsey, Jr., from his assignment to command the U.S. naval operations in the South Pacific to the Allied victory at Guadalcanal.
Larry and Kitty are two middle-class suburbanites who find themselves growing bored with their lives and respective marriages. Although each always found the other grating in manner, they ... See full summary »
Dramatization of President John F. Kennedy's wartime experiences during which he captained a PT boat, took it to battle and had it sunk by a Japanese destroyer. He and the survivors had to make their way to an island, find food and shelter and signal the Navy for rescue.Written by
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The true story of a young John F. Kennedy and his actual wartime adventure in the South Pacific. A remarkable insight into the qualities inherent in the man that were to later make him a legend in his own time. See more »
Cliff Robertson and Robert Culp were together in another movie released in this same year - Sunday in New York. See more »
In the film, PT 109 is shown rescuing the remnants of a Marine patrol off Choiseul Island while under enemy fire, and when the Marines are being pulled on to the 109, the number "43" can be seen briefly on the front of the cabin briefly, while PT109 is clearly on the side. Possibly used the same boat for different scenes and missed changing the front number. See more »
[after Rogers finds out his transfer back to the U.S. was cancelled]
I don't understand it Mr. Kennedy, I had it all sewn up. I should have gone to Harvard.
Lt. John F. Kennedy:
[in a Boston accent]
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It's easy to see why this one had the full cooperation of the Kennedy administration. Cliff Robertson smiles his way through his portrayal of a young JFK without even hinting at any negative attributes of the man. Still with all that said, this is a decent enough movie. Very pleasant in its telling of what is essentially a factual tale. Plus it's a blast seeing all of those character actors who would later make their marks in television series (Robert Blake, Norman Fell, Robert Culp, George Gaynes and my favorite "Barney Miller's" James Gregory) But at 2 hours, 20 minutes, this movie does begin to feel longer than Kennedy's tenure.
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