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Submarine D-1 (1937)





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With the considerable input of ex-Navy officer Frank Wead (who wrote the script) and technical adviser Cmdr. G. W. D. Dashielle, Submarine D-1 is far more realistic than the usual run of maritime melodramas. Pat O'Brien and Wayne Morris star as Butch Rogers and Sock McGillis, old submarine hands stationed in Panama. On land, Butch and Sock battle over pretty Ann Sawyer (Doris Weston). At sea and underwater, however, our two heroes are virtually inseparable. The documentary-style direction of Lloyd Bacon serves to heighten suspense when, during war games, Submarine D-1 is disabled deep, deep below the surface, endangering the lives of all on board. Ronald Reagan originally had a sizeable supporting role in this heady combination of laughs, thrills, and romance, but Reagan was cut from the final release print (though he still received billing in the film's pressbook). ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi


Pat O'Brien
as Butch Rogers
George Brent
as Lt. Cmdr. Matthews
Wayne Morris
as Sock McGillis
Doris Weston
as Ann Callam
Henry O'Neill
as Adm. Thomas
Ronald Reagan
as Bit Part
Dennis Moore
as Arabella
Regis Toomey
as Tom Callam
John Ridgely
as Lt. Junior Grade
Owen King
as Lt. Senior Grade
Wally Maher
as Listener
Jerry Fletcher
as Lt. Mason
Ralph Dunn
as Sailor
Don DeFore
as Sailor
Don Turner
as Sailor
Jack Shea
as Sailor
Donald Briggs
as Instructor
Eddie Fetherston
as Bluejacket
Pat Flaherty
as Disagreeable Sailor
Walter Miller
as Salvage Officer
Jim Farley
as Father
Walter Clyde
as Orderly
Lee Phelps
as Marine Orderly
Allan Cavan
as Skipper
Dennie Moore
as Arabella
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