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Re: The Frogmen movie, 1951
Check out the cast. Jack Warden's in it before he was being credited. Didn't need a boot camp for him.
William Hopper, Perry Mason's Paul Drake, was in UDT. He woke up one morning with white hair.
Great catch--haven't seen this since Saturday Night At The Movies.
The filming of the submarine sequence took place on the deck of USS Kleinsmith (APD-134) while the ship was off Key West, FL on 11 January 1951. Much of the boat and high-speed transport scenes were shot between 15 January and 6 February 1951 from the deck of Kleinsmith, while the ship was off St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands. USS Taconic (AGC-17) appeared as the command ship. As spoken in dialog, the submarine's name sounds like "USS Jackass 259", but is actually "USS Jack SS-259". The real USS Jack (SS-259) was not actually used in the film, as it was out of commission at the time. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Frogmen
If you want to see a closeup of a WWII AGC flag ship this movie was filmed aboard Taconic.
Richard Woodmark. Never seen this posted here before.
I find this interesting, as I don't know what ships look like up close.
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