Torpedo Run (MOD)

The commander of an American submarine during World War II sets out to destroy the Japanese Aircraft carrier which launched the attack on Pearl Harbour.

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5.0

Maneuvers in the South Pacific.

By Nick at Nite

from San Mateo, CA

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Pros

  • Action-packed
  • Classic
  • Engaging
  • Entertaining

Cons

  • Never Boring

Best Uses

  • Education
  • Entertainment
  • Everyone

Comments about Torpedo Run (MOD):

At long, long, last, the WB (Archive Collection) has finally released MGM's 1958 submarine actioner "Torpedo Run". And, just to give all you cinephiles out there a sense of how long a transition it's been from film to some form of video format, would you believe it was last released on the extremely outmoded VHS format (???) Whoa! It really has been quite a stretch! Nevertheless, the WB has elected to release and distribute the finest 35mm print of the film available and it's all yours for the purchase price. Director Joseph Pevney doesn't waste a single minute of the film's running time jumping right into the thick of battle as the skipper of the USS submarine Grayfish, Lt. Cmdr. Barney Doyle (Ford) together with his second in command Lt. Archer 'Archie' Sloan (Borgnine, reasonably fresh from his Oscar winning role as Best Actor in "Marty") are in hot pursuit of the Japanese carrier Shinaru which led the attack on Pearl Harbor and which personally jeopardized the lives of Doyle's wife and young daughter. A couple of film gaffes and one relatively minor detail worth noting about the film: 1) Don't go searching for the film's composer in the opening credits. Evidently, the studio decided to do without one and used stock music to cut corners cost-wise. 2) Gaffe: "In the scene where the submarine is using a torpedo to trigger mines, the torpedo triggers a mine but can be seen continuing on its course without damage." (IMbD). Gaffe: The Grayfish enters Pearl Harbor cruising passed Hawaii's landmark Diamond Head from the right. Diamond Head is actually located to the left of Pearl facing the Pacific; the film negative was clearly flipped over from R to L as anyone who's visited or lived on the island of Oʻahu will tell you. AA nominations: Best Special Effects (Losing out that same year to another MGM film "tom thumb").

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4.0

Maneuvers in the South Pacific.

By Nick at Nite

from San Mateo, CA

About Me Movie Buff

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Action-packed
  • Classic
  • Engaging
  • Entertaining

Cons

  • Never Boring

Best Uses

  • Education
  • Entertainment
  • Everyone

Comments about Torpedo Run (MOD):

At long, long, last, the WB (Archive Collection) has finally released MGM's 1958 submarine actioner "Torpedo Run". And, just to give all you cinephiles out there a sense of all long a transition it's been from film to some form of video format, would you believe it was last released on the unbelievably outmoded VHS format (???) Whoa! It really has been quite a stretch! Nevertheless, the WB has elected to release and distribute the finest 35mm print of the film available and it's all yours for the taking. Director Joseph Pevney doesn't waste a single minute of the film's running time jumping right into the thick of things as the skipper of the US submarine Grayfish, Lt. Cmdr. Barney Doyle (Ford) together with his second in command Lt. Archer 'Archie' Sloan (Borgnine, reasonably fresh from his Oscar winning role as Best Actor in "Marty") are in hot pursuit of the Japanese carrier Shinaru which led the attack on Pearl Harbor and which personally jeopardized the lives of Doyle's wife and young daughter. A couple of film gaffes and one relatively minor detail worth noting about the film: 1) Don't go searching for the film's composer. Evidently, the studio decided to do without one and used stock music to cut corners cost-wise. 2)Gaffe: "In the scene where the submarine is using a torpedo to trigger mines, the torpedo triggers a mine but can be seen continuing on its course without damage." (IMBD). Gaffe: The Grayfish enters Pearl Harbor cruising passed Hawaii's landmark Diamond Head from the left. Diamond Head is actually located to the right of Pearl; the negative was flipped from R to L as anyone who's visted or lived on the island of Oʻahu will tell you. AA nominations: Best Special Effects (Losing out that same year to another MGM film "tom thumb").

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