Operation Pacific (1951)

Genres - Action, Comedy, Romance, War  |   Sub-Genres - Combat Films  |   Run Time - 110 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Set during WW II, this film casts John Wayne as Duke Gifford, two-fisted submarine commander. Patricia Neal co-stars as Mary Stuart, Duke's former wife. Duke's hopes of staging a reconciliation are constantly interrupted by a series of life-threatening circumstances, capped by the rescue of a group of orphans from a Japanese-held island. Featured in the cast are old John Wayne cronies Ward Bond and Jack Pennick, as well as TV's future Jim Bowie, Scott Forbes. Operation Pacific might prove a fascinating companion feature to 1964's In Harm's Way, which reteamed John Wayne and Patricia Neal in another WW II Navy yarn.

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partner, war, workaholic, courage, doctor/nurse, love, missile, Navy, romance, sailor, torpedo, underwater