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Your all time fav WW2 Naval films

Postby Yamamoto » Wed Apr 01, 2009 10:04 am

What would be your top all time naval films & I aint talking belly buttons! Heres a start....

In Which We Serve, 1942, Noel Coward

The Cruel Sea, 1953, Jack Hawkins, Donald Sinden

Sink The Bismarck! 1960, Kenneth More, Dana Wynter

Hellcats of the Navy, 1957, Ronald Reagan, Nancy Davis

Tora! Tora! Tora! 1970, Joseph Cotten

Midway, 1976, Charlton Heston

Otoko-tachi no Yamato, 2005, Takashi Sorimachi

Das Boot, 1982, Jurgen Prochnow

Gallant Hours, 1960, James Cagney

The Enemy Below, 1957, Robert Mitchum, Curt Jurgens

Any others to add to the list.....
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Postby Wishbone » Wed Apr 01, 2009 6:45 pm

Don't forget Silent Enemy and Battle of the River Plate
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Postby DM » Wed Apr 01, 2009 7:05 pm

Most of thosde (standfast the "Yamato" one which I think was a lost opporunity for greatness, but still OK).

"U-571" and "Pearl Harbor" would definitely NOT be on the list!!! :D
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Postby Yamamoto » Thu Apr 02, 2009 1:48 am

Yeah Pearl Harbor was a bit of a let down.... :(
I still really, really like Tora Tora Tora! and Midway :)
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Postby AdrianH » Thu Apr 02, 2009 3:15 pm

"Battle of the River Plate" is probably unique in having two of the actual ships from the real battle taking part in the film. (HMS Exeter and Graf Spee could not be present for obvious reasons.)

More nominations:
"Under Ten Flags", 1960, Van Heflin, Charles Laughton
"Above Us The Waves", 1955, John Mills, John Gregson
"Yangtse Incident", 1957, Richard Todd, William Hartnell
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Postby Taellik » Tue Sep 15, 2009 3:39 pm

Few others ...

1) Frogmen

2) In Harm's Way

3) The Wings of Eagles

4) Task Force

5) You're In The Navy Now

6) We Dive At Dawn

7) Crash Dive

8) Run Silent, Run Deep

9) Torpedo Run

10) In Enemy Hands
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Postby Taellik » Wed Sep 16, 2009 7:28 pm

Destination Tokyo

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Postby lastbesthope » Thu Sep 17, 2009 6:24 pm

PT 109 can be fun to watch

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Postby Chumbly » Sat Sep 19, 2009 2:21 am

Sea Chase John Wayne
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Postby Brass » Sat Sep 19, 2009 8:23 pm

Chumbly wrote:Sea Chase John Wayne
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And yet, despite the rather jarring casting of the Duke as a German, it wasn't such a bad movie.
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