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Task Force (1949) was a Drama - Romance Film directed by Delmer Daves and produced by Jerry Wald.

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Jonathan L. Scott: What are you laughing at?
Pete Richard: When an admiral laughs, it's funny. Laugh!


Jonathan L. Scott: Tyrn that record over.
McCluskey: You can't get a girl out of your mind by turning a record over.


Jonathan L. Scott: We lost some planes and men - bad planes, good men.


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The entire film is in black and white except for the last 18 minutes which were shot in color.
From the hull number on the bow during Scott's retirement and another shot later on, it would appear that much of the shipboard filming was done aboard USS Antietam (CV-36).
Wayne Morris who portrayed Lt.McKinney was the only actor in the cast who had actual combat experience as a carrier pilot in WWII . As a fighter pilot, Morris shot down seven enemy planes and contributed to the sinking of five enemy ships. He was awarded four Distinguished Flying Crosses and two Air Medals. He was the only combat "ace" of all the Hollywood actors who went to war.
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