Operation Pacific (1951)


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In this taut and exciting war-comedy, a pair of Navy officers (Ward Bond and John Wayne) struggle to make torpedoes accurate, safe and effective. Complicating matters is a pretty nurse who thinks she may be in love with one of them.

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure, Romance, Classics, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: George Waggner
In Theaters:
On DVD: May 13, 2003


as Lt. Cmdr. Duke E. Gi...

as Lt. Mary Stuart

as Cmdr. John T. 'Pop' ...

as Lt. Larry

as Bob Perry

as Jonesy

as The Talker

as Cmdr. Steele

as Soundman

as Caldwell

as SUBPAC Commander

as The Chief

as Sister Anne

as Soundman

as Squad commander

as Radarman

as Capt. McAllister

as Tommy Kirby

as Lt. Jorgenson

as Tommy Kirby

as Lt. Ernie Stark

as Mess Sergeant

as Virginia Blithe

as Ground Control Offic...

as Crewman

as Mick, Shore Patrol ...

as Admiral's aide

as Freddie

as Figher Pilot

as Talker

as Hawaiian

as Japanese Flyer

as Quartermaster

as Shore Patrolman

as Helmsman

as Rafferty

as Torpedo Officer

as Squad Commander
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Critic Reviews for Operation Pacific

All Critics (3)

...typical of John Wayne's war films: heroic, nationalistic, patriotic, sentimental, and hokey.

Full Review… | April 21, 2010
Movie Metropolis

The most interesting element of this typical John Wayne WWII picture is his relationship with his former wife, played by the estimable Patricia Neal.

Full Review… | November 10, 2006

Routine WW II submarine film that's lengthy and short on action but long on romance.

Full Review… | January 5, 2006
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Audience Reviews for Operation Pacific

One of my favorite WWII dramas.

Randy Tippy

Super Reviewer


Action, suspense, comedy and romance are nicely mixed in this fact-based film about the rush to perfect American torpedoes during World War II.

Dean McKenna

Super Reviewer

For a war film, there is way too much focus on John Wayne's romance with Patricia Neal, which is really not that interesting. As a war film, it's a bit to gung ho and doesn't always ring true, but there are some good sequences, just not enough of them. And John Wayne simply can't act.

James Higgins

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