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Hellcats of the Navy

Hellcats of the Navy

Down . . . Down . . . Down . . . into enemy waters with the fightin' hellcats of the U.S. sub pack ! May. 01, 1957 USA 82 Min.
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Ronald Reagan isCmdr. Casey Abbott (Captain
Cmdr. Casey Abbott (Captain
Nancy Reagan isNurse Lt. Helen Blair
Nurse Lt. Helen Blair
Arthur Franz isLt. Cmdr. Don Landon (XO
Lt. Cmdr. Don Landon (XO
Robert Arthur isFreddy Warren
Freddy Warren
William Leslie isLt. Paul Prentice
Lt. Paul Prentice
William 'Bill' Phillips isCarroll (as William Phillips)
Carroll (as William Phillips)
Harry Lauter isLt. (j.g.) Wes Barton
Lt. (j.g.) Wes Barton
Michael Garth isBill aka Lt. Charlie
Bill aka Lt. Charlie
Joe Turkel isChick (as Joseph Turkel)
Chick (as Joseph Turkel)


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.

Hellcats of the Navy
Hellcats of the Navy
Original title Hellcats of the Navy
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