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Torpedo Alley (1952)

Carrier pilot Lieutenant Bob Bingham (Mark Stevens) is rescued at sea by a submarine after he freezes at the controls and crashes, killing his two crewmen. He returns to civilian life but ... See full summary »

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Complete credited cast:
Mark Stevens ... Lt. Bob Bingham
Dorothy Malone ... Lt. Susan Peabody
Charles Winninger ... Oliver J. Peabody
Bill Williams ... Lt. Tom Graham
Douglas Kennedy ... Lt. Dore Gates
James Millican ... Cmdr. Heywood
William Henry ... Instructor (as Bill Henry)
James Seay ... Skipper
Bob Rose Bob Rose ... Anniston
John Alvin ... Professor
Carleton Young ... Psychiatrist
Ralph Sanford ... Charles Hedley
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Carrier pilot Lieutenant Bob Bingham (Mark Stevens) is rescued at sea by a submarine after he freezes at the controls and crashes, killing his two crewmen. He returns to civilian life but soon afterwards, looking for redemption, applies for submarine duty. At the New London, Conn., training base he renews acquaintance with Commander Heywood (James Millican) and Lieutenant Gates (Douglas Kennedy), the skipper and engineering officers of the sub that rescued him at sea. Bingham falls in love with Navy nurse Lieutenant Susan Peabody (Dorothy Malone), daughter of Warrant Officer Peabody (Charles Winninger) and the steady girl friend of Gates. Heywood gets a submarine command at the outbreak of the Korean "police action" and Bingham and his friend, Lieutenant Graham (Bill Williams), are part of the officer's group on Heywood's sub. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 January 1953 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Down Periscope See more »

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Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Great training film for the 1950's submarine service
13 January 2010 | by sumner5_5See all my reviews

Mark Stevens, Dorothy Malone, James Millican, Douglas Kennedy and Bill Williams star in this action-oriented sea yarn from the 1950's. It is a tale of Mark Stevens as a Navy Pilot that is lost at sea. He is rescued by a submarine and he has guilt because he lost his crew in the crash. After he leaves the Navy after WWII he tries his hand at civilian work but has no real interest, He joins the Navy again just before the Korean War and goes to submarine school because he is too old for combat flying and does not want to be an flight instructor. He has met and fell in love with pretty Navy nurse who lives with her father a Navy Warrant Officer at New London where he is attending submarine school. Typical love lost, love won story that really takes away from the story of the submarine service and the gallant men who served during the Second World War and Korea. The scenes at the sub base at New London bring back memories of a time gone by and of the adventure of the when I was young. I thought it was a very good submarine film with a lot of training information. In 1952 this could have been a great recruiting film for the submarine forces. Today it is history for us old timers to think about relive our youth.


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