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      Hell Boats

      PG-13 Released Jun 10, 1970 1 hr. 35 min. War List
      Reviews 33% Fewer than 50 Ratings Audience Score During World War II, American officer Tom Jeffords (James Franciscus) joins a British torpedo boat stationed in the Mediterranean Sea. Under the direction of Cmdr. Ashurst (Ronald Allen), the Royal Navy patrols the blockaded coast of Malta and repels nearby German ships. When Alison (Elizabeth Shepherd), Ashurst's neglected wife, becomes enamored of Jeffords, the ship's balance of power is thrown into question. The two men must resolve their differences before attempting an important mission. Read More Read Less

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      robert y If you like PT boat type movies, it's a good WWII Naval movie. A lot of action and the acting isn't terrible. Not sure why such low ratings. It's not Das Boot but it's definitely worth watching. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 07/31/23 Full Review Rodney B A cobbled together WWII movie with jarring parts, concerning an American naval officer serving in the Royal Navy on motor torpedo boats, first in the English Channel and then around Malta. A confused and improbable love triangle. And how likely would it be for an American naval officer to forget to salute an admiral of the Royal Navy? Rated 2 out of 5 stars 02/16/23 Full Review Martin B No one will ever confuse this movie with the greats about WWII but it has some good moments. Worth the watch. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/30/23 Full Review Audience Member Its corny as hell... BUT i love it. It has a great style, very 70's Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/22/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Synopsis During World War II, American officer Tom Jeffords (James Franciscus) joins a British torpedo boat stationed in the Mediterranean Sea. Under the direction of Cmdr. Ashurst (Ronald Allen), the Royal Navy patrols the blockaded coast of Malta and repels nearby German ships. When Alison (Elizabeth Shepherd), Ashurst's neglected wife, becomes enamored of Jeffords, the ship's balance of power is thrown into question. The two men must resolve their differences before attempting an important mission.
      Director
      Paul Wendkos
      Screenwriter
      Anthony Spinner, Donald Ford, Derek Ford
      Production Co
      Oakmont Productions, Mirisch Films
      Rating
      PG-13 (Brief Nudity|War Violence)
      Genre
      War
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Jun 10, 1970, Limited
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Apr 27, 2017
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