Action explodes in this swiftly moving WW II drama in which Widmark plays a tough and unloved commander of Navy frogmen. Widmark takes over a UDT (Underwater Demolition Team) after its kindly, former commander has been killed. He is tough and uncompromising, giving curt orders and showing
no compassion, a coldness that earns him the dislike of his men, particularly Andrews, the ranking noncom. Almost all of the men request transfers, but then Widmark, assisted by Andrews, defuses an unexploded bomb lodged beneath the hospital ward of a ship, saving all on board. Further instilling
confidence and respect from his men, Widmark leads his team onto a beach defended by ...