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The Frogmen Details


In this World War II drama, Richard Widmark plays Lt. Cmdr. John Lawrence, a strict navy commander assigned to replace the popular senior officer of a group of underwater demolition divers -- better known as frogmen. Lawrence tightens the discipline of this brave but fiercely independent group of underwater warriors, winning few friends in the process. The unpopular officer proves his worth in front of his men by neutralizing a live torpedo at the risk of his own life. The principal attraction of The Frogmen is its underwater photography, which would have been twice as effective in black-and-white. An intelligent, low-key wartime adventure, The Frogmen is weakened only by the excessive "Brooklynese" comedy of Harvey Lembeck. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi


Awarded by
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Oscar Millard Best Story 1951 Nominee


Richard Widmark
as Lt. Cmdr. John Lawrence
Dana Andrews
as Jake Flannigan
Gary Merrill
as Lt. Cmdr Pete Vincent
Jeffrey Hunter
as Creighton
Warren Stevens
as Hodges
Robert Wagner
as Lt. Franklin
Harvey Lembeck
as Marvin W. "Canarsie" Mikowsky
Henry Slate
as Sleepy
Robert Adler
as Chief Ryan
William Bishop
as Ferrino
Fay Roope
as Adm. Dakers
James Gregory
as Chief Petty Officer Lane
Russell Hardie
as Capt. Radford
Parley Baer
as Dr. Ullman
Jack Warden
as Crew Member
Norman McKay
as Capt. Phillips
Sydney Smith
as Gen. Coleson
Ray Hyke
as Repairman
Rush Williams
as Soldier
George Yoshinaga
as Swimmer
Richard Allan
Robert Rockwell
as Lt. Bill Doyle


Lloyd Bacon
Samuel G. Engel
Oscar Millard
Norbert F. Brodin
Lionel Newman
Musical Direction/Supervision
Cyril Mockridge
Composer (Music Score)
Albert Hogsett
Art Director
Lyle Wheeler
Art Director
Charles LeMaire
Costume Designer
Roger Heman
Sound/Sound Designer
Fred Sersen
Special Effects