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William A. Seiter (If You Could Only Cook) brings top-talent Columbia stars Glenn Ford (The Big Heat, Human Desire) and Edward G. Robinson (The Whole Town's Talking, Double Indemnity) into conflict as competing crewmen on a World War II Naval vessel. read more

William A. Seiter (If You Could Only Cook) brings top-talent Columbia stars Glenn Ford (The Big Heat, Human Desire) and Edward G. Robinson (The Whole Town's Talking, Double Indemnity) into conflict as competing crewmen on a World War II Naval vessel. Robinson is Steve Boleslavski, the re-enlisted veteran sailor whose seniority displaces the younger Mickey Donohue (Ford) as Chief Boatswain's Mate. The hard-driving, perfectionist old sailor wins few friends among the younger crew, but he has the support of his Commander (Regis Toomey). Steve and Mickey have additional reasons to be suspicious of each other when Mickey falls for Steve's daughter (Marguerite Chapman, Counter-Attack, The Seven Year Itch). Newly remastered.

Original Release

08/19/1943

US Release

08/19/1943

Cast

Edward G. Robinson Steve Boleslavski
Glenn Ford Mickey Donohue
Marguerite Chapman Mary Boleslavski
Edgar Buchanan Kansas Jackson / Kansus Jackson
Leo Gorcey Sarecky
Regis Toomey Lt. Cmdr. Clark
Edward Brophy Casey
Warren Ashe Lt. Marton
Lloyd Bridges 2nd Fireman
Benson Fong Japanese Sonar Man
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

William A. Seiter, Ray Enright

Writers

Frank Wead, Lewis Meltzer, Borden Chase

Cast

Edward G. Robinson Steve Boleslavski
Glenn Ford Mickey Donohue
Marguerite Chapman Mary Boleslavski
Edgar Buchanan Kansas Jackson / Kansus Jackson
Leo Gorcey Sarecky
Regis Toomey Lt. Cmdr. Clark
Edward Brophy Casey
Warren Ashe Lt. Marton
Lloyd Bridges 2nd Fireman
Benson Fong Japanese Sonar Man
Bud Geary 2nd Ship Fitter
Eddie Hall Austin
Charles McGraw Assistant Chief Engineer
Milburn Stone Radioman
Dennis Moore Communications Officer
Larry Parks Ens. Johnson
Shirley Patterson Bigbee's Girl
Gene Rizzi Survivor
Eddy Waller Riveter
Dean Benton Moore

Producers

Editors

Gene Havlick

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