The Fighting Seabees
The thrilling story of America's supermen!
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- 1.37:1 ASPECT RATIO
- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 1 hours, 40 minutes
- Video: Black & White
- Released: April 23, 2013
- Originally Released: 1944
- Label: Olive Films
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.37
Performers, Cast and Crew:
|Starring||John Wayne & Susan Hayward|
|Performer:||Dennis O'Keefe, Paul Fix, William Frawley, Duncan Renaldo, Addison Richards, Leonid Kinskey, J.M. Kerrigan, Grant Withers & Ben Welden|
|Directed by||Edward Ludwig|
|Edited by||Richard L. Van Enger|
|Screenwriting by||Borden Chase & Æneas MacKenzie|
|Composition by||Walter Scharf & Roy Webb|
|Art Direction by||Duncan Cramer|
|Produced by||Albert J. Cohen|
|Director of Photography:||William Bradford|
Rating: B- -- Standard WW2 flagwaver. Full Review
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
Rating: 3/5 -- WWII flag waving + Duke Wayne = can't miss action.
Rating: B- -- One of John Wayne's popular WWII movies, in which his hero shows the exepected rebellious independence. Full Review
The story of how the Navy's Seabees, a construction worker-fighting unit, were formed. Wayne stars as the foreman of a work battalion close to enemy lines and Hayward as the reporter/love interest. A very popular war picture, also available in a colorized version. Academy Award Nominations: Best Scoring of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture. Fiftieth Anniversary Edition includes a reproduction of an original lobby card and two b&w behind-the-scenes photos, and is digitally remastered from the original film negative.
John Wayne stars in this World War II melodrama about a group of construction workers on a Pacific Island who end up battling Japanese troops.