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The Fighting Seabees (1944) was a Action - Drama Film directed by Edward Ludwig .

Academy Awards 1944 --- Ceremony Number 17 (source: AMPAS)

Best Music - ScoringWalter Scharf, Roy WebbNominated

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By ScribeHard on Apr 1, 2013 From ScribeHard on Film

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An edition of 'The Hollywood Reporter' in July 1943 announced that the Republic Pictures studio was "writing the character of Captain Henry P. Needham, commanding officer of the Construction Battalions at Camp Hueneme, into the script . . . and Associate Producer Albert J. Cohen has wired for permission to have the captain play himself in the picture". From December 1942 to August 1944, as the officer in charge of the Advance Base Receiving Barracks / Advance Base Depot, Needham spent two tours at Port Hueneme. Needham was also the CBC Commanding OFficer at Port Hueneme from 1947 until 1951. However, in the end, neither a character in the movie was not named after Needham, nor did Needham appear in the film.
The words to the fun song, the "Song of the Seabees" (Music by 'Peter de Rose' and Lyrics by Sam Lewis) heard in the movie go like this:"We're the Seabees of the Navy -We can build and we can fight -We'll pave the way to victory -And guard it day and night -And we promise that we remember -The 'Seventh of December' ....."We're the Seabees of the Navy -Bees of the Seven Seas" ....."The Navy wanted men -That's where we came in -Mister Brown and Mister Jones -The Owens, the Cohens and Flynn -The Navy wanted more -Of Uncle Sammy's kin -So we all joined up -And brother we're in to win!"
The film's dedication states: "Proudly and gratefully we dedicate this picture to the Civil Engineer Corps and the Construction Battalions - the Seabees of the United States Navy who have fired the imagination of the world with their colorful exploits throughout the Seven Seas."
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