I’ve been watching submarine movies again. Compare/contrast <a href=”http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hellcats_of_the_Navy”>Hellcats of the Navy</a> (1957) with <a href=”http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Destination_Tokyo”>Destination Tokyo</a> (1943).
I guess the difference is the 14 years. Eventhough Hellcats starred Ron n Nancy, and Destination starred Cary Grant, Hellcats was still the better of the two. I think the overall conclusion is that it’s better to make war-propaganda film <em>after</em> the war’s over.
Destination Tokyo could only use a freakin swimming pool for their underwater shots. Extremely, extremely disappointing. Also there was large swaths of dialog among the crew that went absolutely nowhere. It was a really long film. There was almost no suspense.
The Ron & Nancy film had Ron & Nancy talking together.
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