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zz10| Operation Pacific
Director: George Waggner
Screenplay: George Waggner
Producer: Louis F. Edelman
Cast: John Wayne, Patricia Neal, Ward Bond, Scott Forbes, Philip Carey
Genre: Action & Adventure

Running Time: 111
Aspect Ratio:  1.33:1 (NTSC Widescreen)
Subtitles: Cantonese, English, French, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish, Taiwanese Chinese
Features: Black and White
Studio:  Warner Home Video DVD Region:  1 NR
DVD Release:  May 2007 Discs:  1 (DVD) [$12.98]
Reviews:  If not a seminal World War II submarine picture, then "Operation Pacific" is at least an entertaining one. John Wayne stars as "Duke" Gifford, first officer of the submarine "Thunderfish". Patricia Neal is Duke's ex-wife, and when they meet again after four years, the couple tries to recapture "that old zing." Complications arise when Duke goes on a mission with dud torpedoes, and his best friend's younger brother goes after Neal. Fans will be pleased with Wayne's role, as the Gifford character is one of Wayne's simplest, but most honest performances. Wayne regulars Ward Bond and Jack Pennick are on hand as well; Bond plays sub captain "Pop" Perry, and Pennick the sub's Chief. The scene in which Pop tells his crew to "Take 'er down!" came from real life; a sub skipper uttered the famous command during a desperate surface action. "--Mark Savary"

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