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Edward G. Robinson portrays a hard-driving, hard-nosed perfectionist who causes dissension aboard the WWII destroyer he helped build before re-enlisting in the Navy. Coming aboard as a senior crewman and trying to emulate the perfection of his hero John Paul Jones, he drives himself as hard as he drives the younger generation of sailors he commands, even going so far as recounting the last battle of the Bon Homme Richard to the increasingly disgruntled crew. But it is not his words that earn him their respect. During a major battle Robinson proves himself a true hero. The harsh training also pays off and the young sailors successfully defeat the enemy. Afterward they realize that Robinson was right to be tough on them and never question him again. Meanwhile, the captain who stood by Robinson through the thick of it even winds up involved with the old salt's daughter.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/01/2011
UPC: 0043396378537
Original Release: 1943
Rating: NR
Source: Sony Pictures Home
Presentation: [B&W]
Sales rank: 28,265

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Edward G. Robinson Steve Boleslavski
Glenn Ford Mickey Donahue
Marguerite Chapman Mary Boleslavski
Edgar Buchanan Kansas Jackson
Leo Gorcey Sarecky
Regis Toomey Lt. Cmdr. Clark
Edward S. Brophy Casey
Warren Ashe Lt. Morton
Craig Woods Bigbee
Curt Bois Yasha
David Alison Fireman Thomas
Dean Benton Fireman Moore
Lloyd Bridges Fireman
Roger Clark Chief Engineer
Edmund Cobb Workman
Tristram Coffin Doctor
Eleanor Counts Sarecky's Girl
Eddie Dew Survivor
Lester Dorr First Ship Fitter
Bud Geary Ship Fitter
Bobby Jordan Sobbing Sailor
Charles McGraw Assistant Chief Engineer
John Merton Chief Quartermaster
Dennis Moore Communications Officer
Larry Parks Ens. Johnson
Paul Perry Doctor
Don Peters Helmsman
Addison Richards Ferguson
Virginia Sale Spinster
Dale Van Sickel Sailor
Eddy Waller Riveter
Pierre Watkin Admiral
Eddy Chandler Chief Gunner's Mate
Al Hill Knife-eating Sailor

Technical Credits
William Seiter Director
Lionel Banks Art Director
Borden Chase Screenwriter
Anthony Collins Score Composer,Musical Direction/Supervision
Louis Edelman Producer
Gene Havlick Editor
Lewis Meltzer Screenwriter
Franz Planer Cinematographer
Morris W. Stoloff Musical Direction/Supervision
Frank Wead Original Story,Screenwriter

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