The conflict between duty and conscience is explored in this WWII drama. Alan Ladd stars as Naval gunnery sergeant Alec Austin, a Quaker whose sincere pacifist sentiments do not sit well with his crew members. When he refuses to fire upon an unidentified plane, the word spreads that Austin cannot be relied upon in battle (never mind that the plane turns out to be one of ours).
The mission of a fighting ship that turned into a tidal wave of fury!
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Did You Know?
The 'Los Angeles Examiner' reported on 7 July 1957 that US Navy Commander Eldon Edwards
commanded the USS 'Stephen Potter' for use in this movie. See more
When Alan Ladd first ships out you can see that the ship's cruising the East River with the Empire State Building in the background. A little while later the ship's in San Francisco Bay where it needs to be for the Mission in Pacific Ocean. See more
How Many Hearts Have You Broken (with Those Great Big Beautiful Eyes)
Music by Al Kaufman
Played at the Armenian Social Club See more