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Crash Dive (1943) was a Action - Adventure Film directed by Archie Mayo and produced by Milton Sperling and Lee S. Marcus.


This romantic adventure, set during WWII, features two Navy men vying for the love of the same woman. While heading to Washington, Lieutenant Ward Stewart meets teacher Jean Hewlitt, quickly falls for her, and eventually succeeds in gaining her affection. However, Lieutenant Stewart soon discovers that his new girlfriend is already engaged to his commanding officer. Further complications develop when both officers get assigned to the same submarine and must set off together on a dangerous mission to destroy a Nazi base.

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According to 'Hollywood Reporter', William Perlberg was originally going to be a producer on this picture. Milton Sperling was then assigned producing duties but on 10 September 1942 he joined the Marine Corps. He was replaced by Lee S. Marcus, who joined the movie while it was in production.
This movie's opening prologue states: "The cooperation and assistance of the officers and men of the U.S. Navy submarine base, New London, Connecticut, is gratefully acknowledged."
Tyrone Power's picture credit reads "Tyrone Power U.S.M.C.R.", the latter letters after his name standing for United States Marine Corps Reserves.
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