Overview

Future "first couple" Ronald Reagan and Nancy Davis made their only joint film appearance in Hellcats of the Navy. Ronnie plays Casey Abbott, commander of a WW2 submarine, while Nancy portrays navy nurse Helen Blair, Abbott's off-and-on girlfriend. During a delicate mission in which his sub is ordered to retrieve a revolutionary new Japanese mine, Abbott is forced to leave frogman Wes Barton (Harry Lauter) behind to save the rest of his crew. But Abbott's second-in-command Don Landon (Eduard Franz) is convincing that Abbott's sacrifice of Barton was due to the fact that the dead man had been amorously pursuing Helen.

  1. Nathan H. Juran

    Director

  2. David Lang

    Screenplay

  3. Bernard Gordon

    Screenplay

Top Billed Cast

  1. Ronald Reagan

    Ronald Reagan

    Cmdr. Casey Abbott (Captain, USS Starfish)

  2. Nancy Reagan

    Nancy Reagan

    Nurse Lt. Helen Blair

  3. Arthur Franz

    Arthur Franz

    Lt. Cmdr. Don Landon (XO, USS Starfish)

  4. Robert Arthur

    Robert Arthur

    Freddy Warren

  5. William Leslie

    William Leslie

    Lt. Paul Prentice

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Hellcats of the Navy
Hellcats of the Navy

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Status Released

Release Information

  • May 1, 1957
    Theatrical

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Original Language English

Runtime 1h 22m

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