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The Fighting Seabees

The Fighting Seabees (1944)

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Release Date: Mar 10, 1944 Wide

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The Fighting Seabees is Republic Pictures' rip-roaring tribute to the US Navy's Construction Batallions (C.B.), without whom no plane would ever have gotten off the ground during WW2. John Wayne stars as Wedge Donovan, head of civilian construction company stationed in a pre-Pearl Harbor South Pacific war area. Despite Donovan's pleas to the Navy brass, he is denied permission to train his men for combat, the better to stave off imminent Japanese attack. Only after incurring heavy losses is

May 22, 2001

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One of John Wayne's popular WWII movies, in which his hero shows the exepected rebellious independence.

March 23, 2011 Full Review Source: EmanuelLevy.Com
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WWII flag waving + Duke Wayne = can't miss action.

August 10, 2006 | Comment (1)
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Standard WW2 flagwaver.

February 11, 2006 Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews | Comment (1)
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No more no less than a propaganda film, made during wartime. Wayne plays a construction chief convinced to the necessity of training construction workers to fight as well. There's a couple of good action scenes and Susan Wayward for the curious love angle ( she's the only female around on a Japanese held island!). Standard fare.
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