During WWII, Duke E. Gifford is second in command of the USS Thunderfish, a submarine which is firing off torpedoes that either explode too early or never explode at all. It's a dilemma that he'll eventually take up personally. Even more personal is his quest to win back his ex-wife, a nurse; but he'll have to win her back from a navy flier who also happens to be his commander's little brother.

  1. George Waggner

    Director, Screenplay

Top Billed Cast

  1. John Wayne

    John Wayne

    Lt Cmdr. Duke E. Gifford

  2. Patricia Neal

    Patricia Neal

    Lt. (j.g.) Mary Stuart

  3. Ward Bond

    Ward Bond

    Cmdr. John T. 'Pop' Perry

  4. Scott Forbes

    Scott Forbes

    Lt. Larry

  5. Philip Carey

    Philip Carey

    Lt. (j.g.) Bob Perry

Full Cast & Crew

Operation Pacific
Operation Pacific


Status Released

Release Information

  • January 27, 1951


Original Language English

Runtime 1h 51m

Budget -

Revenue -



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