This exciting WW II action film directed by Otto Preminger begins with the attack on Pearl Harbor, during which Capt. Rockwell Torrey (John Wayne) and his longtime pal Comdr. Paul Eddington (Kirk Douglas) are at sea with a small force of destroyers. After being advised of the attack, Torrey
is sent on a fool's mission to seek and destroy the long-gone Japanese fleet. In the process, Torrey's little battle group is attacked, and because he has disregarded regulations, he is brought before a court of inquiry. Meanwhile, Eddington learns that his wife (Barbara Bouchet) has been killed
during the attack. Torrey is demoted to a desk job; Eddington becomes embittered. As...