Underwater Warrior

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Underwater Warrior is a 1958 CinemaScope film telling the story of the US Navy's Underwater Demolition Teams between World War II and the Korean War. It was made with a budget of $384,000. Box office sales were $795,000.

[Underwater Warrior official movie trailer]

In the News~

October 17, 1957 “Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer has been filming location scenes of Underwater Warriors at the Amphibious Base. The production, based on Commander Francis D. Fane's book, Naked Warrior, stars Dan Dailey and Claire Kelly. Miss Kelly is making her film debut in the picture about the Navy's famed Frogmen. Commander Fane is the Commander of Underwater Demolition Unit One and is a former student of Paul D. Perry's class in creative writing in Coronado. The well known Coronado naval officer is serving as technical director on the production and plays the role of captain of a submarine repair ship in the picture. Also appearing in the picture are Commander Fane's two sons, Samuel Janney, 9, and Alex, 6. Location filming of the picture originated at San Clemente Island September 9. Late on September 14, the company moved to the Amphibious Base for interior shots and to film Navy frogmen in training and in operation. Scenes were filmed at the base court martial office, the Unit's medical office and in Commander Fane's office. Many of the UDU personnel served as extras in the scenes filmed at the Amphibious Base. Following the filming schedule at the Amphibious Base, the company sailed for more location shooting in Hawaii and the Marshall Islands.”