This Man's Navy is a 1945 American war film directed by Henry King and starring John Wayne, Nancy Olson, and Jack Carson. The film is about the United States Navy's efforts in the Pacific Theater during World War II. The film follows the story of Lt. Commander Matt Garth (Wayne), a naval officer who is assigned to the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise. Garth is a decorated war hero, but he is also a hard-drinking womanizer. When he arrives on the Enterprise, he clashes with the ship's captain, Captain Rockwell (Carson), who is a strict disciplinarian. Garth and Rockwell eventually learn to respect each other, and Garth becomes a valuable asset to the Enterprise. He leads the ship's air wing in a number of daring raids against the Japanese, and he eventually becomes a national hero. This Man's Navy is a stirring tribute to the men and women of the United States Navy. The film is full of action and suspense, and it features some of the most iconic images of World War II. The film is also a moving story of love, loss, and redemption.

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This Man’s Navy (1945)

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This Man's Navy is a 1945 American war film directed by Henry King and starring John Wayne, Nancy Olson, and Jack Carson. The film is about the United States Navy's efforts in the Pacific Theater during World War II. The film follows the story of Lt. Commander Matt Garth (Wayne), a naval officer who is assigned to the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise. Garth is a decorated war hero, but he is also a hard-drinking womanizer. When he arrives on the Enterprise, he clashes with the ship's captain, Captain Rockwell (Carson), who is a strict disciplinarian. Garth and Rockwell eventually learn to respect each other, and Garth becomes a valuable asset to the Enterprise. He leads the ship's air wing in a number of daring raids against the Japanese, and he eventually becomes a national hero. This Man's Navy is a stirring tribute to the men and women of the United States Navy. The film is full of action and suspense, and it features some of the most iconic images of World War II. The film is also a moving story of love, loss, and redemption.

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Cast
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Wallace Beery

Ned Trumpet
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Tom Drake

Jess Weaver
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James Gleason

Jimmy Shannon
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Jan Clayton

Cathey Cortland
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Selena Royle

Maude Weaver
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Noah Beery

Joe Hodum (as Noah Beery Sr.)
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Henry O'Neill

Lt. Cmdr. Roger Graystone
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Steve Brodie

Timothy Joseph Aloysius 'Tim' Shannon
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George Chandler

Bert Bland
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Donald Curtis

Operations Officer
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Arthur Walsh

Cadet Rayshek
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Will Fowler

David
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Frank Fenton

Captain Grant
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Paul Cavanagh

Sir Anthony Tivall
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Dick Crockett

Sparks (as Richard Crockett)
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Carlyle Blackwell Jr.

Mechanic (uncredited)
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Ralph Brooke

Minor Role (uncredited)
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Keye Chang

Minor Role (uncredited)
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Richard Collin

Shore Patrolman (uncredited)
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Douglas Cowan

NATS Pilot (uncredited)
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Henry H. Daniels Jr.

Crew Member (uncredited)
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Vernon Downing

English Officer (uncredited)
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William Dyer Jr.

Naval Cadet (uncredited)
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Blake Edwards

Flier (uncredited)
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Stewart Garner

Lt. Raymond (uncredited)
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Eddie Hall

NATS Pilot (uncredited)
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Phil Hanna

Radioman 2nd Class (uncredited)
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Dell Henderson

NATS Officer (uncredited)
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John James

Wireless Operator (uncredited)
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Bruce Kellogg

NATS Pilot (uncredited)
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John Kellogg

Junior Pilot (uncredited)
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Paul Langton

Minor Role (uncredited)
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Bob Lowell

Mechanic (uncredited)
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Bob MacLean

Naval Cadet (uncredited)
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Jack Mattis

Naval Cadet (uncredited)
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Bob McCutchin

Helper (uncredited)
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Bob Miller

Officer Instructor (uncredited)
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Jay Norris

Minor Role (uncredited)
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Tom O'Grady

Co-Pilot (uncredited)
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George Peters

Minor Role (uncredited)
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George Ramsey

NATS Pilot (uncredited)
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Allen Ray

Radio Operator (uncredited)
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Dick Rich

Shore Patrolman (uncredited)
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George Ryland

Officer Instructor (uncredited)
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Don Shannon

Ground Crew Member (uncredited)
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Mel Shubert

Officer (uncredited)
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Paul Singh

Maharajah (uncredited)
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Arthur Space

Station Commander (uncredited)
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Ken Stewart

Minor Role (uncredited)
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Joseph Sullivan

Fighter Pilot (uncredited)
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Robert Sully

Minor Role (uncredited)
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William Tannen

Red (uncredited)
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Bob Thom

Officer Instructor (uncredited)
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Larry Thompson

Officer (uncredited)
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Brad Towne

Minor Role (uncredited)
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Tom Trout

Radioman 1st Class (uncredited)
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Will Walls

Mechanic 1st Class (uncredited)
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James Warren

Bomber Pilot (uncredited)
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Constance Weiler

WAVE (uncredited)
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William Wellman Jr.

Child (uncredited)
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Crane Whitley

Cmdr. Blain (uncredited)
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Kay Williams

Minor Role (uncredited)
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Jean Wong

Asian Nurse (uncredited)
Crew
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William A. Wellman

Director
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Borden Chase

Writer
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Herman E. Halland

Writer
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Hugh Allen

Writer
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Allen Rivkin

Writer
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John Twist

Writer
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This Man’s Navy

(DVD)

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