Approved | | Comedy, Romance, War
During World War II, a commander finds himself stuck with a decrepit (and pink) submarine, a con man executive officer, and a group of army nurses.
The USS Balao SS-285 was painted pink and used for exterior shots in and around Key West, FL. The USS Archerfish SS-311 (originally USS Archer-Fish, renamed at its 1952 recommission) wore the standard colors of gray and black, and was used for interior and exterior shots in and around Key West. The USS Queenfish SS-393 was used in opening and closing scenes, and was used for the "at-sea" shots filmed in and around San Diego, CA.
Lt. Nicholas Holden:
Sir, in Las Vegas, the boys would say you're trying to make your point the hard way.
All ship's logs are property of the U.S. Navy. They are kept by the Navy for a number of years and then are kept by the National Archives.
Opening sequences as viewed through a periscope with cast and crew as various sea creatures.
Original German version was edited by ca. 22 minutes. Kinowelt DVD release incorporates ca. 5 minutes back into the film (all non-dialogue) and has the uncut English version as a bonus feature.