Submarine D-1 (1937)

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Navy officers fall for Ann. She has her own plans. USS Pensacola is struck during a last dive drill, there is an attempt to rescue. The USS Dolphin (D-1) and her crew depart from ... See full summary »


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  • Pat O'Brien and George Brent in Submarine D-1 (1937)
  • George Brent in Submarine D-1 (1937)
  • Frank McHugh and Wayne Morris in Submarine D-1 (1937)
  • Wayne Morris and Doris Weston in Submarine D-1 (1937)
  • George Brent in Submarine D-1 (1937)
  • Pat O'Brien, George Brent, and Wayne Morris in Submarine D-1 (1937)

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20 March 2004 | Jim Tritten
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| SUBSUNK rescue
Enjoyable inter-War military adventure drama featuring the U.S. Navy submarine service. Based upon the story "Submarine 262" by Frank "Spig" Wead, who wrote a number of similar screenplays highlighting various parts of the fleet. This particular drama features the use of the McCann Rescue Chamber and Momsen Lung in a dramatic rescue of men from a sunken submarine off the coast of Point Loma, California. George Brent is remarkably low key and effective as the Commanding Officer. Also included is a love triangle between Chief Petty Officer Butch Rogers (Pat O'Brien), Petty Officer First Class (later Chief Petty Officer) Sock McGillis (Wayne Morris), and Ann Sawyer (Doris Weston). Comic relief by Lucky (Frank McHugh). Some development of what it takes to be a successful sailor in the submarine service - the ship is as strong as its weakest sailor. A young Broderick Crawford appears in a small part and Ronald Reagan was cast in one of his earliest appearances in a bit part but his scenes were left on the cutting room floor. Good shots of the rest of the Pacific Fleet as they work through Fleet Problem 20. Recommended.

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