In Harm's Way
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In Harm's Way, based on James Bassett's novel Harm's Way, has enough plot in it for four movies or a good miniseries (when it was shown on network television in prime time, it was broken into two very full nights). On the morning of December 7, 1941, a heavy cruiser, commanded by Captain Rockwell Torrey (John Wayne), and the destroyer Cassidy, under acting commander Lieutenant (jg) William McConnell (Thomas Tryon), are two of a handful of ships that escape the destruction of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. Under Torrey's command, the tiny fleet of a dozen ships carries out… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 40%

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"It goes on and on, the slowness exacerbated by Preminger's customary long takes and by the endless parade of star cameos."
‑ Geoff Andrew, Time Out
"Epic WWII production plays like star-studded soap opera at times."
‑ Steve Crum, Kansas City Kansan
"Thematically, this WWII drama is a typical John Wayne fare--the Duke imparts lessons of manhood and honor--but technically, it's an atypical Preminger movie, slow-paced and shapeless."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"Preminger seems happier with long transition shots of the Hawaiian Islands and military class ships than it does with creating rhythm in the film's narrative."
‑ Ryan Cracknell, Apollo Guide
"A colossal bore."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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