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


Mary Morgan: The Navy's losing a good man, and I'm getting one back.


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


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The entire film is in black and white except for the last 18 minutes which were shot in color.
The technical advisor, Capt. S.G. Mitchell, was commanding officer of the fighter squadron aboard USS Hornet (CV-8) at the Battle of Midway, which is portrayed in the movie. He ran his planes out of fuel, resulting in all ten aircraft lost and two pilots drowned. The Hornet does not appear in this film because the point of view is largely from the Yorktown (CV-5), which was sunk in the battle. However, one of the senior aviators, McCluskey, (played by Bruce Bennett), is a clear reference to the Enterprise (CV-6) air group commander, Clarence Wade McClusky.
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).
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