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An Annapolis Story (1955)

Approved | | Drama | 10 April 1955 (USA)
Two brothers, enrolled at the U.S. Naval Academy on the verge of the Korean War, fall in love with the same girl.

Director:

Don Siegel

Writers:

Daniel B. Ullman (story) (as Dan Ullman), Daniel B. Ullman (screenplay) (as Dan Ullman) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
John Derek ... Anthony J. 'Tony' Scott
Diana Lynn ... Peggy Lord
Kevin McCarthy ... James R. 'Jim' Scott
Alvy Moore ... Willie 'Seaweed' Warren
Pat Conway ... Tim Dooley
L.Q. Jones ... Watson
John Kirby John Kirby ... Pete Macklin
Barbara Brown Barbara Brown ... Mrs. Scott
Fran Bennett ... Connie Warren
Betty Lou Gerson ... Mrs. Lord
Robert Osterloh ... Midshipman Laisson
John Doucette ... Boxing Coach
Don Kennedy Don Kennedy ... McClaren
Don Haggerty ... Lt. Prentiss
Tom Harmon Tom Harmon ... Announcer
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Storyline

Two brothers, enrolled at the U.S. Naval Academy on the verge of the Korean War, fall in love with the same girl.

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Two Brothers Loving the Same Girl...As Dangerous as a Runaway Jet!

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Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 April 1955 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Navy Air Patrol See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Five carriers were used for footage: three Essex class carriers, USS Yorktown (CV-10), USS Bennington (CV-20), USS Princeton (CV-37), and two Midway class carriers, USS Midway (CV-41) and USS Coral Sea (CV-43). See more »

Quotes

Boxing coach: [to Jim Scott and Tony Scott] Go cool off in the showers, both of you.
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Generic Academy Salute
10 October 2002 | by sky3walkerSee all my reviews

With a pretense of being a salute to a great American institution and the brave officers it produces, this film relies on choppy inserts of combat stock footage, flat dialogue, and improbable situations (but nonetheless a very predictable plot swiped from the 1928 film "Annapolis") to "glorify" a great tradition. Everyone looks great, including the Navy fighter jets, and there are some respectful shots of Academy traditions, but if the studio wanted to make a cinema salute to Annapolis and its graduates who served in the Korean war, it should have employed a more creative and/or dedicated director and more talented writers, film editors, and cinematographers. Annapolis deserves better. For dramatic contrast see John Ford's salute to West Point: "The Long Gray Line."


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