- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 1 hours, 40 minutes
- Video: Black & White
- Released: May 22, 2001
- Originally Released: 1944
- Label: Republic Pictures
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
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Description by OLDIES.com:
All-American hero John Wayne takes a crew of construction workers and turns them into one of WWII's toughest fighting forces in this action-paced war classic. After having convinced the Army brass to let his civilians bear arms, Wedge Donovan (Wayne) whips his new troops into combat shape. But when he leads his unit in an all-out assault against the Japanese, Donovan is brought up to court-martial charges and must fight for his life on a new battlefield. The Fighting Seabees offers an entertaining combination of strong supporting performances by Daniel O'Keefe and ravishing, about-to-be superstar Susan Hayward; brawling, big budget action sequences; and an Oscar-nominated score.
The story of how the Navy's Seabees, a construction worker-fighting unit, were formed. Wayne stars as the foreman of a work battalion close to enemy lines and Hayward as the reporter/love interest. A very popular war picture, also available in a colorized version. Academy Award Nominations: Best Scoring of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture. Fiftieth Anniversary Edition includes a reproduction of an original lobby card and two b&w behind-the-scenes photos, and is digitally remastered from the original film negative.
John Wayne stars in this World War II melodrama about a group of construction workers on a Pacific Island who end up battling Japanese troops.
World War II