In Harm's Way
In Harm's Way (1965)

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… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: April 6, 1965
DVD Release Date: May 22, 2001
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Critic Score: 40% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Geoff Andrew
Time Out

It goes on and on, the slowness exacerbated by Preminger's customary long takes and by the endless parade of star cameos.

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Steve Crum
Kansas City Kansan

Epic WWII production plays like star-studded soap opera at times.

Emanuel Levy

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.

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Ryan Cracknell
Apollo Guide

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.

Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

A colossal bore.

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Flixster Audience Score: 82% Flixster User Reviews
jay nixon
Solid WWII drama with a most impressive cast even with many future stars in small roles. Some of the special effects are dated and obvious now but for the time… More
Moe E
"Old Rock of Ages, we've got ourselves another war. A gut bustin', mother-lovin' Navy war."
Dean McKenna
John Wayne leads the United States Navy into a monumental struggle against the Japanese. Kirk Douglas is the anti-hero who stirs up a fuss. The ships are models… More
Cameron Johnson
I don't know what's up with Otto Preminger's obsession with arms, because ten years after he did "The Man with the Golden Arm", he lets… More