Reviews

  • May 30, 2021

    Great Sunday arvo movie.

    Great Sunday arvo movie.

  • Aug 07, 2018

    This is one of my favorite classics and why is it getting so much hate? This movie is very exciting and leaves you on the edge of your seat!

    This is one of my favorite classics and why is it getting so much hate? This movie is very exciting and leaves you on the edge of your seat!

  • Feb 04, 2015

    'Crash Dive' is an entertaining war film with a nice cast. This may be one of the earliest war romances of two guys after the same girl. Whether the target is an enemy ship or their common love interest, Tyrone Power's character always goes straight for the kill, and Dana Andrews' character tries to think a couple of moves ahead. Both of them are quite believable and watchable in those roles: Power's charm is obvious, and Andrews has a way of being outwardly undemonstrative but somehow putting across the impression of a lot going on inside... Two gobs and a girl--One expects of a submarine film that the drama will come from claustrophobia, that these two men will come to know that they're both after the same woman, and immediately afterwards they're going to be sealed into a metal box and put under the sea. This isn't really the case: the claustrophobia is never very sustained, there's nothing particularly submariney about the movie... " Loving a woman during any war is standard fare for a soldier"!!

    'Crash Dive' is an entertaining war film with a nice cast. This may be one of the earliest war romances of two guys after the same girl. Whether the target is an enemy ship or their common love interest, Tyrone Power's character always goes straight for the kill, and Dana Andrews' character tries to think a couple of moves ahead. Both of them are quite believable and watchable in those roles: Power's charm is obvious, and Andrews has a way of being outwardly undemonstrative but somehow putting across the impression of a lot going on inside... Two gobs and a girl--One expects of a submarine film that the drama will come from claustrophobia, that these two men will come to know that they're both after the same woman, and immediately afterwards they're going to be sealed into a metal box and put under the sea. This isn't really the case: the claustrophobia is never very sustained, there's nothing particularly submariney about the movie... " Loving a woman during any war is standard fare for a soldier"!!

  • Mar 22, 2014

    another WWII pic made during WWII my faves they had a certain urgency to them since they didn't know the outcome of the war.

    another WWII pic made during WWII my faves they had a certain urgency to them since they didn't know the outcome of the war.

  • Jun 18, 2013

    Fantastic special effects highlight this World War II submarine drama starring Tyrone Power, Dana Andrews, and Anne Baxter - Power's last before going into the Marines. Power is charming as a man who captures the heart of Anne Baxter, who though he doesn't know it, just happens to be the girl of Dana Andrews, Power's new commanding officer. Out on the submarine, there's some exciting action as the sub searches for a secret base set up by the Nazis. One interesting subplot is the friendship of Oliver, a black soldier, with Mac, portrayed by James Gleason. Ben Carter, who played Oliver, does a great job, and his role as a concerned friend and brave soldier is not the usual stereotypical one blacks were often forced to play. The ending, of course, is pure propaganda as Power, supposedly talking to his uncle, talks about the fighting men, subs, PT boats, and the like all doing their job. I'm in no way trying to denigrate it - propaganda is a fascinating part of film history and at that time was deemed important to the war movement. It's all very interesting to view today. And Power is gorgeous.

    Fantastic special effects highlight this World War II submarine drama starring Tyrone Power, Dana Andrews, and Anne Baxter - Power's last before going into the Marines. Power is charming as a man who captures the heart of Anne Baxter, who though he doesn't know it, just happens to be the girl of Dana Andrews, Power's new commanding officer. Out on the submarine, there's some exciting action as the sub searches for a secret base set up by the Nazis. One interesting subplot is the friendship of Oliver, a black soldier, with Mac, portrayed by James Gleason. Ben Carter, who played Oliver, does a great job, and his role as a concerned friend and brave soldier is not the usual stereotypical one blacks were often forced to play. The ending, of course, is pure propaganda as Power, supposedly talking to his uncle, talks about the fighting men, subs, PT boats, and the like all doing their job. I'm in no way trying to denigrate it - propaganda is a fascinating part of film history and at that time was deemed important to the war movement. It's all very interesting to view today. And Power is gorgeous.

  • Apr 01, 2010

    a decent wwii film about the lives and loves of two submarine officers. andrews and power make for a good match of give and take in the romance department and give a good accounting of themselves when the call to action demands. my favorite scene is of them seated in the officers' mess after a long, arduous tour and having a field day ordering and consuming mass quantities of the fresh milk, butter and vegatables. while not a blockbuster by any means, it is pretty darn good entertainment.

    a decent wwii film about the lives and loves of two submarine officers. andrews and power make for a good match of give and take in the romance department and give a good accounting of themselves when the call to action demands. my favorite scene is of them seated in the officers' mess after a long, arduous tour and having a field day ordering and consuming mass quantities of the fresh milk, butter and vegatables. while not a blockbuster by any means, it is pretty darn good entertainment.

  • Feb 05, 2010

    This war/action/romance film is a notch or two above average, mostly due to it's exceptional production values. Suspenseful, and the romance aspect fits into the story much better than most war films. Anne Baxter is a delight and gives a sincere performance. Entertaining on many different levels.

    This war/action/romance film is a notch or two above average, mostly due to it's exceptional production values. Suspenseful, and the romance aspect fits into the story much better than most war films. Anne Baxter is a delight and gives a sincere performance. Entertaining on many different levels.

  • Nov 04, 2009

    well umn just seen this movie 4 the 1st time n think that this is a good movie 2 watch....its got a good cast of actors/actressess throughout this movie,....i think that tyrone power, anne baxter, dana andrews play good roles/parts thorughout this movie....i think that the director of this romance/drama/thriller/action/adventure movie had done a good job of directing this movie because you never know what 2 expect throughout this movie....i think that this is a good war movie 2 watch its a good movie...its a good war movie 2 watch n its really well directed

    well umn just seen this movie 4 the 1st time n think that this is a good movie 2 watch....its got a good cast of actors/actressess throughout this movie,....i think that tyrone power, anne baxter, dana andrews play good roles/parts thorughout this movie....i think that the director of this romance/drama/thriller/action/adventure movie had done a good job of directing this movie because you never know what 2 expect throughout this movie....i think that this is a good war movie 2 watch its a good movie...its a good war movie 2 watch n its really well directed

  • Nov 30, 2008

    Enjoyable, but the more you see submarine and/or WWII flicks, the more they're exactly the same. These are pretty much what you'd expect and it's almost as though you could cut/paste scenes from any of these types of movies into any other one and no one would notice since it all fits together nicely. I like Tyrone Power and Anne Baxter in this -- they're just like Cary Grant and Claudette Colbert in...well, everything they're ever in. Dana Andrews is good in this, but he's so much more at home in a noir.

    Enjoyable, but the more you see submarine and/or WWII flicks, the more they're exactly the same. These are pretty much what you'd expect and it's almost as though you could cut/paste scenes from any of these types of movies into any other one and no one would notice since it all fits together nicely. I like Tyrone Power and Anne Baxter in this -- they're just like Cary Grant and Claudette Colbert in...well, everything they're ever in. Dana Andrews is good in this, but he's so much more at home in a noir.

  • Oct 19, 2008

    A combination romance/propaganda movie that probably sold lots of war bonds. Won a well deserved Oscar for 'Best Visual Effects.' The ending wraps up a little too quickly and neatly.

    A combination romance/propaganda movie that probably sold lots of war bonds. Won a well deserved Oscar for 'Best Visual Effects.' The ending wraps up a little too quickly and neatly.