THE FIGHTING SEABEES: 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.
WAKE OF THE RED WITCH: Captain Ralls (John Wayne) is a ship's captain in the South Seas who is in a rivalry with Dutch shipping magnate Mayrant Sidneye (Luther Adler from 1950's version of D.O.A.) over money and the woman he loves, Angelique Desaix (Gail Russell). The end reward is the gold carried by the shipping vessel, the Red Witch.