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      Destroyer

      1943 1h 39m War List
      Reviews 58% Audience Score Fewer than 50 Ratings Shipyard welder Steve Boleslavski (Edward G. Robinson) re-enlists in the Navy for a chance to serve on the S.S. John Paul Jones, a World War II destroyer he helped build. When a political strike enables Boleslavski to replace Mickey Donohue (Glenn Ford) as the ship's petty officer, his taskmaster-like ways earn him the hatred of everyone on board. Then the ship's crew is pitted in a fierce battle against the Japanese, and the hard-nosed Boleslavski finally gets the respect he deserves. Read More Read Less

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      Trevor Johnston Radio Times While it takes a while to build up steam, the film just about gets there in the end. Rated: 3/5 Oct 14, 2021 Full Review Dennis Schwartz Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews Though it offers no surprises, it's still well-done and mildly entertaining. Rated: C+ Aug 25, 2008 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Audience Member Entertain Edward G. Robinson in a navy War picture as an aging seaman. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 08/12/18 Full Review Audience Member well played WWII movie made during WWII-my favorites Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/21/23 Full Review Audience Member An entertaining wartime adventure--W.O.W. Those Shake Down Cruises are Dangerous!! Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/22/23 Full Review Audience Member good WWII wartime action Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/25/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis Shipyard welder Steve Boleslavski (Edward G. Robinson) re-enlists in the Navy for a chance to serve on the S.S. John Paul Jones, a World War II destroyer he helped build. When a political strike enables Boleslavski to replace Mickey Donohue (Glenn Ford) as the ship's petty officer, his taskmaster-like ways earn him the hatred of everyone on board. Then the ship's crew is pitted in a fierce battle against the Japanese, and the hard-nosed Boleslavski finally gets the respect he deserves.
      Director
      William A. Seiter
      Production Co
      Columbia Pictures Corporation
      Genre
      War
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (DVD)
      Apr 13, 2011
      Runtime
      1h 39m