Crash Dive

Crash Dive

Archie Mayo (1943)

U Certificate


Our Score
Post-Pearl Harbor, it seems there was nothing more important over at 20th Century-Fox than whether handsome Tyrone Power or rugged Dana Andrews would land up with pretty Anne Baxter. Since this was Ty's last movie before his own Second World War service, and since he's also top-billed, you've probably guessed the result. But stick with this submarine adventure (it's dull in patches) to witness Hollywood propaganda at its most blatant, as Technicolor (mainly model) submarines duck and dive in a welter of special effects. The effects won an Oscar (Fred Sersen for visuals, Roger Heman for sound).


On the eve of departing for a dangerous mission, a submariner falls for a schoolteacher, unaware she is the sweetheart of his commanding officer. On board, the two men eventually discover they are romantic rivals, but form a close bond as they concentrate on their duty and the task of destroying enemy U-boats. Romantic wartime drama, starring Tyrone Power, Dana Andrews, Anne Baxter, May Whitty and Harry Morgan.

Cast & Crew

Lt Ward Stewart Tyrone Power
Jean Hewlett Anne Baxter
Lt Comm Dewey Connors Dana Andrews
McDonnell James Gleason
Grandmother Dame May Whitty
Brownie Harry Morgan
Oliver Cromwell Jones Ben Carter
Hammond Charles Tannen
Capt Bryson Frank Conroy
Doris Florence Lake
Curly John Archer
Crew member George Holmes
Director Archie Mayo
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: 20th Century Fox Film Co. LtdAvailable on: DVD