In Harmís Way war movie
In Harmís Way war movie

In Harmís Way (1965, United States)

Categories: landing moviesmilitary base moviesnaval battle moviesnavy moviesparatroopers movies

Running time: 165 minutes

Language: English


During attack on Pearl Harbor Captain Torrey was lucky enough that his cruiser was out in the sea and survived the air strike unharmed. During the chase after Japanese fleet he resigned from zig-zag tactics and his ship was hit by Japanese submarine torpedo. After that Torrey was sent to less important duties since he broke the basic war time rules. He is given a second chance when the headquarters prepares the Operation Skyhook - the landing on the islands of Gavabutu and Levu-Vana that would make a perfect spot for airfield for long distance B-17 bombers. Torrey is put in charge of the landing operation on Gavabutu, but he sees that his superiors made major mistakes while preparing the plan.

Film was very loosely based on real events, but filled with fiction - although the real attack on Pearl Harbor and battle of Solomon Islands were shown, they are only background for the events that centre around the main characters. As for John Wayneís movies this one is not an exception - the war story is mixed with not very interesting romance of his character and personal subplots of questionable value, the battle scenes are done with limited effort and honestly reducing the film length by an hour would not reduce the value of In Harmís Way.

It is very good movie for John Wayne fans, but as for war movie it had a lot of space for improvements, f.e. Otto Preminger managed to show the attack on Pearl Harbor without a single plane visible on screen (except for small bit taken from war time newsreel) or the paratroopers drop without a single parachute in sight.




Our rating

4.4

Film value

4 / 10

Realism factor

3 / 5

Adventure factor

2 / 5

Historical accuracy

2 / 5



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Creators of In Harmís Way

Otto Preminger movies

James Bassett movies

James Bassett

screenplay


Wendell Mayes movies

Wendell Mayes

screenplay



Cast of In Harmís Way

John Wayne movies

John Wayne

as Captain Rockwell Torrey


Kirk Douglas movies

Kirk Douglas

as Commander Paul Eddington


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Patricia Neal

as Lieutenant Maggie Haynes


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Tom Tryon

as Lieutenant William McConnel


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Paula Prentiss

as Bev McConnel


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Brandon De Wilde

as Ensign Jeremiah Torrey


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Dana Andrews

as Admiral Broderick


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Burgess Meredith

as Commander Egan Powell


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Patrick OíNeal

as Commander Neal Owynn


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Henry Fonda

as Admiral CINCPAC 2


George Kennedy movies

George Kennedy

as Colonel Gregory


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Events depicted in In Harmís Way

World War II (1936-1945) Attack on Pearl Harbor (7 Dec 1941)





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