In Harm's Way

In Harm's Way (1965)

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Corrected entry: Early in the film Commander Eddington's wife drunkenly leaps out of the car driven by Hugh O'Brian and runs into the ocean naked. She is empty handed and was not seen carrying anything throughout all of the previous dancing scenes. Yet, the next morning on the beach she is seen opening her purse putting on makeup. Where did the purse come from?


Correction: When she gets out of the car and starts to unzip her dress she is carrying a small purse in her right hand.

Corrected entry: As USS Cassidy is breaking out of Pearl Harbor, the ship's captain and XO are chasing her in a launch. The view of the launch from the bridge is interrupted by a twin 5"38 mount rotating back and forth. Unfortunately, every other view of the USS Cassidy reveals that her stern mount is a single 5-incher.


Correction: This in incorrect. All guns seen in this shot are also seen prior to her getting underway in Pearl Harbor. There is a 5" single gun mount at the stern, but there is also a twin, open mount between the rear turret and the bridge and that is what is seen traversing through the shot.

Corrected entry: When Hugh O'Brian and the woman are on the beach, the Japanese planes shoot at them. Most unlikely that a plane would have gone out of formation to shoot at what appears to be a couple of civilians cavorting harmlessly on a beach, nor would the rear gunner have wasted his ammo on them.

Correction: It's very possible, it's called going after targets of opportunity, which they did after the main targets were hit.

Corrected entry: When Kirk Douglas boards the PBJ bomber, taxies to the runway and takes off, he is sitting in the right-hand seat. During the rest of his scene in the plane he's in the left-hand seat.

Correction: This error is untrue. Eddington remains in the right seat even to the point his right bloodied cheek hits the right windshield as the plane explodes.

Corrected entry: During the dinner, Henry Fonda reads a telegram promoting John Wayne to Rear Admiral Lower half. In Fonda's study he gives Wayne a 2 star pin that Wayne wears for the rest of the movie. A 2 star pin is used for Rear Admiral upper half. Only one star is used for lower half.


Correction: Before 1981 rear admiral upper and lower half, both wore 2 stars so this was correct for World War 2.

Continuity mistake: The same sailor calls General Quarters on Torres' Cruiser as well as the Cassidy while at Pearl Harbor. It was the same southern drawl sailor on the mic for both ships.

Jim Lurgio
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Ensign Jere Torrey: Leaving, sir?
Captain Rockwell Torrey: Yes. Before I pick you up and throw you to the fish.

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