The Fighting Seabees (1944)
as Wedge Donovan
as Constance Chesley
as Lt. Cmdr. Robert Yar...
as Eddie Powers
as Johnny Novasky
as Sawyer Collins
as Whanger Spreckles
as Ding Jacobs
as Yump Lumkin
as Lt. Kerrick
as Captain Joyce
as Joe Brick
as Refueling officer
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Critic Reviews for The Fighting Seabees
One of John Wayne's popular WWII movies, in which his hero shows the exepected rebellious independence.
WWII flag waving + Duke Wayne = can't miss action.
Audience Reviews for The Fighting Seabees
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.
This is a straight up Hollywood- propoganda- you-better-we-can-beat-the-Japs flick. While briefly kinda sorta capsulizing the creation of the SeaBees construction battalion during World War 2 it's loaded with good ole John Ford/ Wayne Irish drinking buddies battling stock war footage Japanese and USA Navy command. It's a paint by the numbers film but it's a great example of golden age Hollywood supporting the war effort in the 1940's.
All-American hero John Wayne takes a crew of construction workers and turns them into one of WWII's toughest fighting forces in this action-packed war classic. But first he has to convince the army b...( read more read more... )rass to let his civilians bear arms, and then he's got to whip them into combat shape. Now Wayne is fighting for his life on a different battlefield when he's brought up on court-martial charges for leading his troops in an all-out assault against the Japanese. It's Wayne at his best, playing the kind of rough-and-tumble man of honor that made him a legend and Hollywood's biggest star. An entertaining combination of strong supporting performances by Daniel O'Keefe and ravishing, about-to-be superstar Susan Hayward.
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