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Hellcats of the Navy (1957)

Not Rated | | Drama, Thriller, War | May 1957 (USA)
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The daring exploits of a submarine commander whose mission is to chart the minefields in the waters of Japan during World War II.

Director:

Nathan Juran

Writers:

Charles A. Lockwood (book) (as Vice-Admiral Charles A. Lockwood Vice-Admiral USN Ret.), Hans Christian Adamson (book) (as Col. Hans Christian Adamson USAF Ret.) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Ronald Reagan ... Cmdr. Casey Abbott
Nancy Reagan ... Nurse Lt. Helen Blair (as Nancy Davis)
Arthur Franz ... Lt. Cmdr. Don Landon
Robert Arthur ... Freddy Warren
William Leslie ... Lt. Paul Prentice
William 'Bill' Phillips ... Carroll (as William Phillips)
Harry Lauter ... Lt. (j.g.) Wes Barton
Michael Garth Michael Garth ... Bill aka Lt. Charlie
Joe Turkel ... Chick (as Joseph Turkel)
Don Keefer ... Jug
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The daring exploits of a submarine commander whose mission is to chart the minefields in the waters of Japan during World War II.

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Taglines:

Down . . . Down . . . Down . . . into enemy waters with the fightin' hellcats of the U.S. sub pack !

Genres:

Drama | Thriller | War

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

May 1957 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hellcats of the Sea See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Color:

Black and White (archive footage)| Black and White

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Released in the UK in September 1957 as the supporting film for The Story Of Esther Costello. See more »

Goofs

Just before the American submarine "Starfish" is sunk, a Japanese submarine hydrophone operator is shown wearing a Telephonics headphones headset. Telephonics is an American brand made in New York, NY. See more »

Crazy Credits

The scenes used to show the island they are attacking are from the movie "Crash Dive" See more »

Connections

Edited from Blood Alley (1955) See more »

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As bad as it gets
25 July 2000 | by williamodouglasSee all my reviews

Leaden acting. Awful special effects. Every time the submarines go out, so does the sonar (amazing, huh?) A forced conflict between the captain and his executive officer. It also has some of the worst dialogue imaginable, especially in the Ronald Reagan-Nancy Davis scenes. All in all, I would have rather watched an old television test-pattern.


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