Film Tactics (1945)

US Navy film with Hollywood actors that demonstrates to training officers how to use motion pictures for instruction.

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Cast

Uncredited cast:
Sherry Hall Sherry Hall ... Naval Commander John Forrest (uncredited)
John Hamilton ... Naval Captain William Warren (uncredited)
Selmer Jackson ... Commodore D.L. Jones (uncredited)
Tom Keene ... Knapp (uncredited)
Charles Kemper ... Hardy (uncredited)
Roger Moore ... Officer (uncredited)
Theodore Newton ... Naval Training Officer (uncredited)
George Offerman Jr. ... Mike (uncredited)
Walter Sande ... Smith (uncredited)
Phil Tead ... Blofeld (uncredited)
Ray Teal ... Johnson (uncredited)
Dave Willock ... Charlie (uncredited)
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Storyline

Orders are passed down the line from the Commodore to the team of instructors on how to use motion pictures in training PT Boat commanders how to make 180 degree turns on signal. Five instructors are shown with the first four displaying different aspects of dereliction in using film as an instructional tool. The fifth instructor, Smith, displays preparation, keeps his audience attentive, reviews content and then examines each commander. The last portion shows the results of the highlighted commanders displaying their knowledge. Only one, Smith's student, performs the turn correctly. FILM TACTICS is very imaginative and played much for comedy. Many familiar faces appear in this Naval short. Written by Ray Faiola

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Genres:

Short | Comedy

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1945 (USA) See more »

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United States Navy See more »
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Unlike G.I. Weekly shorts, which were wide-distributed to myriad armed forces divisions, Film Tactics was used exclusively as a training film by the United States Navy. See more »

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