Destroyer (1943 film)
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|Directed by||William A. Seiter|
|Produced by||Louis F. Edelman|
|Screenplay by||Frank Wead|
|Story by||Frank Wead|
|Starring||Edward G. Robinson|
|Music by||Anthony Collins|
|Edited by||Gene Havlick|
|Distributed by||Columbia Pictures|
|Box office||$1.3 million (US rentals)|
Retired Chief Bosun's Mate Steve "Boley" Boleslavski (Edward G. Robinson) serves aboard destroyer John Paul Jones during World War II. He alienates the crew, before the ship encounters a Japanese submarine off Alaska.
- Edward G. Robinson as Steve Boleslavski
- Glenn Ford as Mickey Donohue
- Marguerite Chapman as Mary Boleslavski
- Edgar Buchanan as Kansas Jackson
- Leo Gorcey as Sarecky
- Regis Toomey as Lieutenant Commander Clark
- Edward Brophy as Casey
- Warren Ashe as Lieutenant Morton
- Benson Fong as Japanese sonar man (uncredited)
- Richard Loo as Japanese submarine captain (uncredited)
- Lloyd Bridges as Second Fireman (uncredited)
- Larry Parks as Ensign (uncredited)
- Bobby Jordan as Sobbing Sailor (uncredited)
Dennis Schwartz gave it a C+ grade, writing that "Though it offers no surprises, it's still well-done and mildly entertaining."
- "Top Grossers of the Season", Variety, 5 January 1944 p 54
- "Destroyer". afi.com. Retrieved 16 July 2018.
- Dennis Schwartz (25 August 2008). "Destroyer". Ozus' World Movie Reviews.
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