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Don Winslow of the Coast Guard (1943)

Approved | | Action, Drama, War | 6 April 1943 (USA)
A Coast Guard officer is assigned to protect the coastline from spies, saboteurs and enemy agents.


Paul Huston (screenplay), George H. Plympton (screenplay) | 3 more credits »


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Credited cast:
Don Terry ... Cmdr. Don Winslow
Walter Sande ... Lt. 'Red' Pennington
Elyse Knox ... Mercedes Colby
Philip Ahn ... Hirota
June Duprez ... Tasmia
Edgar Dearing ... CPO Ben Cobb
Lionel Royce Lionel Royce ... Reichter
Henry Victor ... Heilrich
Charles Wagenheim Charles Wagenheim ... Mussanti
Nestor Paiva ... The Scorpion
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Alex Havier Alex Havier ... Japanese pilot


After serving gallantly at Pearl Harbor, Navy Commander Don Winslow, and his pal and junior officer, Lieutenant "Red" Pennington, are assigned to the Coast Guard. There they are ordered to devote their activities to anti-fifth column work on the mainland. Don learns that The Scorpion, notorious alien enemy, is in the pay of the Japanese and is expected to lay the ground work for a Japanese attack on the Pacific coast. Constantly in peril and aided by Mercedes Colby, the daughter of a Navy Admiral, they investigate secret island-bases and battles with submarines and enemy airplanes. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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13 ALL-NEW THRILL-CHAPTERS! (original ad - all caps) See more »


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Release Date:

6 April 1943 (USA) See more »

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Production Co:

Universal Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs


(13 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


In chapter 13, the bomber pilot states that "Sighted sub, sank same." That was an actual occurrence in WWII, also a catch phrase, See more »


Chapter six: Entitled "Ramming the Submarine" Actually it was an enemy freighter. See more »

Crazy Credits

At the end Don Winslow faces the cameras, gives a patriotic speech and encourages everyone to buy "War Bonds". See more »


Follows Don Winslow of the Navy (1942) See more »


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A Real Disappointment
20 October 2004 | by Chance2000eslSee all my reviews

It's hard to believe that this is the follow up to "Don Winslow of the Navy." Something must have happened at Universal to cause this low budget disaster.

Poor production values from even the first chapter: too much stock footage; too many model shots of ships and planes; really cheap sets; hardly any plot or tension; poorly written with no interesting villain. Completely lacks the development and exciting cliff hangers of the first serial.

If the great director Richard Brooks added dialog ("Look out, Don!" "C'mon Red!"), how much more feeble it must have been before he "fine tuned" it! No wonder you don't see it on DVD: I rented a bootleg VHS copy from a local video store. Even Alpha Video wouldn't bother with this drek!

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