This is an almost surrealistic war film that did big box-office business. Cooper, Baer, and Arnaz are sailors on a decrepit freighter that nearly destroys the Nazi naval fleet. The sharp captain and his gutty crew sink submarines and ships and shoot down planes throughout the film. Much
newsreel footage is cut in to spice up the action. Against this backdrop is a standard love story between Murphy and Wyatt. The film earned an Academy Award nomination for Best Special Effects.