Underwater Warrior

Underwater Warrior is a 1958 CinemaScope film telling the story of the US Navy's Underwater Demolition Teams between World War II and the Korean War. It was based on the 1957 nonfiction book The Naked Warriors by Commander Francis Douglas Fane.[2] Dan Dailey played Fane with two naval officer divers also appearing in the film, Lt Alex Fane, Francis's son and Lt Jon Lindbergh, son of Charles Lindbergh.[3] Producer Ivan Tors subsequently produced the syndicated television series Sea Hunt, also on underwater diving themes.

Underwater Warrior
Directed byAndrew Marton
Produced byIvan Tors
Written byGene Levitt
Based onThe Naked Warriors
(1957 book)
by Francis Douglas Fane
StarringDan Dailey
James Gregory
Claire Kelly
Music byHarry Sukman
CinematographyJoseph Biroc
Edited byCharles Craft
Distributed byMetro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Release date
  • February 14, 1958 (1958-02-14)
Running time
91 minutes
CountryUnited States
Box office$795,000[1]



According to MGM records the film earned $405,000 in the US and Canada and $390,000 elsewhere, making a profit of $34,000.[1]

See also


  1. The Eddie Mannix Ledger, Los Angeles: Margaret Herrick Library, Center for Motion Picture Study.
  2. http://www.internationallegendsofdiving.com/FeaturedLegends/Doug_Fane_bio.htm
  3. Jon Lindbergh Has Role in Picture The Norwalk Hour 5 May 1958
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