Thursday, 4 February 2010


If this was meant to be a tribute to U.S. submarine crews it is totally unworthy of them. To be honest I always thought the film was about Navy fliers - how wrong could I be? The main interest in this boring film today is the co-starring of Ronald Reagan and Nancy Davis who later resided in The White House. Reagan's performance is actually the best thing about the film being solid and reliable in a B-list John Wayne sort of way. Nancy, on the other hand, is pretty awful. The film just lacks any spark of life which may be because of the active involvement of the U.S. Navy - even the usually reliable Arthur Franz looks bored stiff throught. Directed by Nathan "Hertz" Juran - the man who brought us ATTACK OF THE FIFTY FOOT WOMAN, a movie of infinitely higher artistic achievement that HELLCATS. Dull, dull, dull. Rating *

The Trailer is better than the film.

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