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Operation Pacific1951

Operation Pacific (1951)





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In this taut and exciting war-comedy, a pair of Navy officers (Ward Bond and John Wayne) struggle to make torpedoes accurate, safe and effective. Complicating matters is a pretty nurse who thinks she may be in love with one of them.

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John Wayne
as Lt. Cmdr. Duke E. Gifford
Patricia Neal
as Lt. Mary Stuart
Ward Bond
as Cmdr. John T. 'Pop' Perry
Scott Forbes
as Lt. Larry
Philip Carey
as Bob Perry
William Campbell
as The Talker
Kathryn Givney
as Cmdr. Steele
Vincent Forte
as Soundman
Martin Milner
as Caldwell
Cliff Clark
as SUBPAC Commander
Jack Pennick
as The Chief
Virginia Brissac
as Sister Anne
Vincent Fotre
as Soundman
Lewis Martin
as Squad commander
Louis Mosconi
as Radarman
Carleton Young
as Capt. McAllister
Michael St. Angel
as Lt. Jorgenson
Gordon Gebert
as Tommy Kirby
Brett King
as Lt. Ernie Stark
Dick Wessel
as Mess Sergeant
Gail Davis
as Virginia Blithe
Milburn Stone
as Ground Control Officer
Keith Larsen
as Crewman
James Flavin
as Mick, Shore Patrol commander
Harlan Warde
as Admiral's aide
Harry Lauter
as Freddie
John Baer
as Figher Pilot
Ray Hyke
as Talker
Al Kikume
as Hawaiian
Richard Loo
as Japanese Flyer
Bob Nash
as Quartermaster
Carl Saxe
as Shore Patrolman
Bill Self
as Helmsman
Steve Wayne
as Rafferty
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Critic Reviews for Operation Pacific

All Critics (4)

A hearty oldfashioned undersea drama weighed down by tiresome romantic bickerings ashore.

October 24, 2019 | Full Review…

...typical of John Wayne's war films: heroic, nationalistic, patriotic, sentimental, and hokey.

April 21, 2010 | Rating: 4/10 | Full Review…

The most interesting element of this typical John Wayne WWII picture is his relationship with his former wife, played by the estimable Patricia Neal.

November 10, 2006 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…

Routine WW II submarine film that's lengthy and short on action but long on romance.

January 5, 2006 | Rating: C | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Operation Pacific

One of my favorite WWII dramas.

Randy Tippy
Randy Tippy

Super Reviewer


Action, suspense, comedy and romance are nicely mixed in this fact-based film about the rush to perfect American torpedoes during World War II.

Dean McKenna
Dean McKenna

Super Reviewer

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