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Operation Pacific

Operation Pacific
Movie: Operation Pacific(1951)[tt0043887] The submarine USS Thunderfish successfully completes a secret mission to rescue a group of orphans on a remote Pacific island. On the way back to Honolulu they encounter a Japanese aircraft carrier but the torpedoes they fire explode about halfway to the target, a recurring problem that has plagued the submarine fleet for some time. The Thunderfish's XO, Duke Gifford runs into his ex-wife and Navy nurse Mary Stuart at the hospital. There's still a spark between them but the boat is sent out on another mission before anything is resolved. When Gifford's good friend and captain, Pop Perry, is killed Gifford believe it's his fault. A inquiry clears him and after he and his men solve the problem of the misfiring torpedoes, they set out to sea. Written bygarykmcd
Title Operation Pacific
Release Date 13 August 1951 (UK)
Runtime
Genres Drama, Romance, War
Production Companies Warner Bros.
John Wayne
John Wayne...
Lt Cmdr. Duke E. Gifford...
Patricia Neal
Patricia Neal...
Lt. (j.g.) Mary Stuart...
Ward Bond
Ward Bond...
Cmdr. John T. 'Pop' Perry...
Scott Forbes
Scott Forbes...
Lt. Larry...
Philip Carey
Philip Carey...
Lt. (j.g.) Bob Perry...
Paul Picerni
Paul Picerni...
Jonesy...
William Campbell
William Campbell...
The Talker (as B...
Kathryn Givney
Kathryn Givney...
Cmdr. Steele...
Martin Milner
Martin Milner...
Ens. Caldwell...
Jack Pennick
Jack Pennick...
The Chief...
Virginia Brissac
Virginia Brissac...
Sister Anna...
Sam Edwards
Sam Edwards...
Junior...

Reviews

masonfisk on 6 July 2019
A John Wayne war movie from 1951. Wayne plays second in command on a submarine as he struggles w/the engagements w/the Japanese (a number of the torpedoes don't explode) & trying to rekindle his relationship w/his ex-wife Stateside, played by Patrica Neal, who is also courting the brother of his commander. Being a film which John Ford didn't make, even though some of the supporting cast are Ford regulars (notably Ward Bond as Wayne's superior) makes this film feel like a Ford also ran. The usual amount of male camaraderie & boorish humor is evident but the whole doesn't quite add up making the adventure slightly off kilter but ultimately mildly entertaining. Look for future police officer Martin Milner (of Adam-12 fame) & William Campbell who famously essayed a couple of roles on the original Star Trek (Trelaine & the Klingon Koloth).

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