13 January 2010 | sumner5_5
Great training film for the 1950's submarine service
Mark Stevens, Dorothy Malone, James Millican, Douglas Kennedy and Bill Williams star in this action-oriented sea yarn from the 1950's. It is a tale of Mark Stevens as a Navy Pilot that is lost at sea. He is rescued by a submarine and he has guilt because he lost his crew in the crash. After he leaves the Navy after WWII he tries his hand at civilian work but has no real interest, He joins the Navy again just before the Korean War and goes to submarine school because he is too old for combat flying and does not want to be an flight instructor. He has met and fell in love with pretty Navy nurse who lives with her father a Navy Warrant Officer at New London where he is attending submarine school. Typical love lost, love won story that really takes away from the story of the submarine service and the gallant men who served during the Second World War and Korea. The scenes at the sub base at New London bring back memories of a time gone by and of the adventure of the when I was young. I thought it was a very good submarine film with a lot of training information. In 1952 this could have been a great recruiting film for the submarine forces. Today it is history for us old timers to think about relive our youth.