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The Fighting Seabees

The Fighting Seabees
Movie: The Fighting Seabees(1944)[tt0036824] Construction workers in World War II in the Pacific are needed to build military sites, but the work is dangerous and they doubt the ability of the Navy to protect them. After a series of attacks by the Japanese, something new is tried, Construction Battalions (CBs=Seabees). The new CBs have to both build and be ready to fight. Written byJohn Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>
Title The Fighting Seabees
Release Date 10 July 1944 (UK)
Runtime
Genres Drama, Romance, War
Production Companies Republic Pictures (I)
John Wayne
John Wayne...
Lt. Cmdr. Wedge Donovan...
Susan Hayward
Susan Hayward...
Constance Chesley...
Dennis O'Keefe
Dennis O'Keefe...
Lt. Cmdr. Robert Yarrow...
William Frawley
William Frawley...
Eddie Powers...
Leonid Kinskey
Leonid Kinskey...
Johnny Novasky...
J.M. Kerrigan
J.M. Kerrigan...
Sawyer Collins...
Grant Withers
Grant Withers...
Whanger Spreckles...
Paul Fix
Paul Fix...
Ding Jacobs...
Ben Welden
Ben Welden...
Yump Lumkin...
William Forrest
William Forrest...
Lt. Tom Kerrick...
Addison Richards
Addison Richards...
Capt. Joyce...
Duncan Renaldo
Duncan Renaldo...
Construction Worker at Pa...

Reviews

timgrimes on 10 January 2009
A fine John Wayne movie and no WWII movie collector should be without it. This movie's great patriotic musical score is also a fine example of strong & very well-written harmonies for male chorus; the score sounds like the U.S. Navy Band's men's chorus (an astounding group of music professionals by the way) and is a dramatic performance that supports this very positive story of the Seabees. With some added drama along the way, this movie demonstrates some of the work done by the SeaBees - building facilities & runways on remote islands during WWII; massive runway construction with PSP grid materials, bulldozing, & hut construction, which were all representative of the basics that needed accomplishing during this campaign. This was a refreshing viewing experience in that the then media was supportive of the American fighting man, and while this may make some in today's culture wince, that's their problem. Today's warriors and sailors are just as honorable & deserving of the kind of support that surrounds this kind of movie, and watching this production reminds you of that fact. Very dramatic, perhaps over-acted at times, but a great story about our fine Seabees! If you are a patriot, I believe you'll enjoy this movie.

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