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The Fighting Seabees (1944)

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100 min | Drama, Romance, War

During WW2, the U.S. Navy implements a new idea of forming construction battalions that also are fighting units, in case of Japanese attack.
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Writers
Borden Chase (screenplay) (original story) | ├ćneas MacKenzie (screenplay) (as Aeneas MacKenzie)
Composer
Walter Scharf (musical score)
Cinematographer
William Bradford (photography)
Editor
Richard L. Van Enger (as Richard Van Enger)
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$1,500,000
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Release date
Jan 27, 1944 (United States)

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76 cast members
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John Wayne
Lt. Cmdr. Wedge Donovan Lt. Cmdr. Wedge Donovan   See fewer
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Susan Hayward
Constance Chesley Constance Chesley   See fewer
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Dennis O'Keefe
Lt. Cmdr. Robert Yarrow Lt. Cmdr. Robert Yarrow   See fewer
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William Frawley
Eddie Powers Eddie Powers   See fewer
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Leonid Kinskey
Johnny Novasky Johnny Novasky   See fewer
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J.M. Kerrigan
Sawyer Collins Sawyer Collins   See fewer
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Grant Withers
Whanger Spreckles Whanger Spreckles   See fewer
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Paul Fix
Ding Jacobs Ding Jacobs   See fewer
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Ben Welden
Yump Lumkin Yump Lumkin   See fewer
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William Forrest
Lt. Tom Kerrick Lt. Tom Kerrick   See fewer
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Addison Richards
Capt. Joyce Capt. Joyce   See fewer
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Jay Norris
Joe Brick Joe Brick   See fewer
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Duncan Renaldo
Construction Worker at Party Construction Worker at Party   See fewer
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Abdullah Abbas
Construction Worker (uncredited) Construction Worker (uncredited)   See fewer
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Lee Adams
Construction Worker (uncredited) Construction Worker (uncredited)   See fewer
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Joel Allen
Coxswain (uncredited) Coxswain (uncredited)   See fewer
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Walter Bacon
Bartender (uncredited) Bartender (uncredited)   See fewer
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Roy Barcroft
Seabee Barcroft (uncredited) Seabee Barcroft (uncredited)   See fewer
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Roy Brent
Construction Worker (uncredited) Construction Worker (uncredited)   See fewer
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Joe Brooks
Pilot (uncredited) Pilot (uncredited)   See fewer
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Charles D. Brown
Capt. Squires (uncredited) Capt. Squires (uncredited)   See fewer
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George Bruggeman
Seabee (uncredited) Seabee (uncredited)   See fewer
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Wheaton Chambers
Navy Observer (uncredited) Navy Observer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Roy Darmour
Officer (uncredited) Officer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Kenne Duncan
Construction Worker (uncredited) Construction Worker (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jean Fenwick
Capt. Joyce's Secretary (uncredited) Capt. Joyce's Secretary (uncredited)   See fewer
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George Ford
Club Patron (uncredited) Club Patron (uncredited)   See fewer
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Terry Frost
Orderly (uncredited) Orderly (uncredited)   See fewer
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Gene Gary
French Construction Worker (uncredited) French Construction Worker (uncredited)   See fewer
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Bud Geary
Construction Worker (uncredited) Construction Worker (uncredited)   See fewer
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Rudy Germane
Passenger (uncredited) Passenger (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ernest Golm
Van Pelt (uncredited) Van Pelt (uncredited)   See fewer
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Kit Guard
Construction Worker in Shelter (uncredited) Construction Worker in Shelter (uncredited)   See fewer
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Eddie Hall
Man Walking to File Cabinet (uncredited) Man Walking to File Cabinet (uncredited)   See fewer
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William Hall
Swede (uncredited) Swede (uncredited)   See fewer
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Alex Havier
Japanese Soldier (uncredited) Japanese Soldier (uncredited)   See fewer
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Herbert Heyes
Capt. Millard (uncredited) Capt. Millard (uncredited)   See fewer
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Reed Howes
Reporter (uncredited) Reporter (uncredited)   See fewer
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Arthur Stuart Hull
Extra at Dock (uncredited) Extra at Dock (uncredited)   See fewer
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John James
Meteorological Officer (uncredited) Meteorological Officer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Robert Katcher
Japanese Soldier (uncredited) Japanese Soldier (uncredited)   See fewer
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Nora Lane
Kitty - Secretary (uncredited) Kitty - Secretary (uncredited)   See fewer
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James B. Leong
Japanese Officer (uncredited) Japanese Officer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jung Lim
Japanese Officer (uncredited) Japanese Officer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Beverly Lloyd
Chorine (uncredited) Chorine (uncredited)   See fewer
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Tom London
Johnson (uncredited) Johnson (uncredited)   See fewer
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Clarence Lung
Japanese Officer (uncredited) Japanese Officer (uncredited)   See fewer
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George Magrill
Extra (uncredited) Extra (uncredited)   See fewer
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Adele Mara
Twinkles Tucker - Jitterbugger (uncredited) Twinkles Tucker - Jitterbugger (uncredited)   See fewer
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Frank Marlowe
Construction Worker Who Dies (uncredited) Construction Worker Who Dies (uncredited)   See fewer
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LeRoy Mason
Jonesey (uncredited) Jonesey (uncredited)   See fewer
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Charles Meakin
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Harold Miller
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Charles Mitchell
Radioman (uncredited) Radioman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Bert Moorhouse
Extra at Dock (uncredited) Extra at Dock (uncredited)   See fewer
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Al Murphy
Costruction Worker (uncredited) Costruction Worker (uncredited)   See fewer
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Forbes Murray
Navy Surgeon (uncredited) Navy Surgeon (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jack O'Shea
Arriving Construction Worker (uncredited) Arriving Construction Worker (uncredited)   See fewer
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Paul Parry
Lt. Cmdr. Stuart (uncredited) Lt. Cmdr. Stuart (uncredited)   See fewer
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Hugh Prosser
Seabee (uncredited) Seabee (uncredited)   See fewer
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Joey Ray
Construction Worker (uncredited) Construction Worker (uncredited)   See fewer
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Cyril Ring
Dance Extra (uncredited) Dance Extra (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jeffrey Sayre
Lt. Cmdr. Kane (uncredited) Lt. Cmdr. Kane (uncredited)   See fewer
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George Sherwood
Lieutenant Commander in Chartroom (uncredited) Lieutenant Commander in Chartroom (uncredited)   See fewer
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Tom Steele
Seabee (uncredited) Seabee (uncredited)   See fewer
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Larry Stewart
Seabee (uncredited) Seabee (uncredited)   See fewer
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Clarence Straight
Signalman (uncredited) Signalman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Charles Sullivan
Construction Worker (uncredited) Construction Worker (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ben Taggart
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Hal Taliaferro
Lt. Cmdr. Hood (uncredited) Lt. Cmdr. Hood (uncredited)   See fewer
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Chief Thundercloud
Indian Seabee (uncredited) Indian Seabee (uncredited)   See fewer
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Charles Trowbridge
Randolph (uncredited) Randolph (uncredited)   See fewer
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Billy Wayne
Spec - Reporter (uncredited) Spec - Reporter (uncredited)   See fewer
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Crane Whitley
Lt. Cmdr. Hunter (uncredited) Lt. Cmdr. Hunter (uncredited)   See fewer
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Robert J. Wilke
Arriving Construction Worker (uncredited) Arriving Construction Worker (uncredited)   See fewer
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Gunner (uncredited) Gunner (uncredited)   See fewer
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6.6 / 10 | 2,994 votes