Submarine Command (1951)


Early in his naval career, Ken White is suddenly given command of his submarine, the USS Tiger Shark. To keep from being sunk, he orders a dive while the captain and another crewman are outside, and both are killed. White is promoted, but the events on the Tiger Shark continue to haunt him and also disrupt his marriage. Eventually, White takes a desk job. But when the Korean War flares up, White is called back to active duty and asked to lead the Tiger Shark once more.

Director: John Farrow.
Stars: William Holden, Nancy Olson, William Bendix, Don Taylor, Arthur Franz, Jack Kelly, Darryl Hickman, Peggy Webber, Moroni Olsen, Jack Gregson, Don Dunning, Charles Meredith, Jerry Paris, Walter Reed, Philip Van Zandt, Gordon Polk, Walter Reed, George Wallace, John Close, Harold Fong.



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  1. Arthur Maglen
    August 1, 2021

    A superior war drama, well worth watching, kept me guessing until the end.

    John Farrow’s expert direction – see his other films with William Bendix eg WAKE ISLAND (1942), CHINA (1943) and CALCUTTA (1947) – is complemented by fantastic production values courtesy of the U.S. Navy.

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