In 1942, the commander of the submarine USS Grayfish, Barney Doyle, is an able ship’s captain well respected by his men and effective at sea. Their main target is the Japanese aircraft Akagi, which led the attack on Pearl Harbor. Doyle is tormented by the fact that his wife and baby daughter were taken prisoner when the Japanese invaded the Philippines and he has no word from them for almost 10 months. He is overjoyed when reliable sources confirm that they are alive. There was good reason for the Japanese to let him know however: all of the civilians are being transported to Japan and that ship is acting as a shield for the Akagi forcing Doyle to make a terrible decision. —IMDb
Joseph Pevney (September 15, 1911 – May 18, 2008) was an American film and television director. Pevney was born on September 15, 1911 in New York City, New York. He made his debut in vaudeville as a boy soprano in 1924. Although he hated vaudeville, he loved the theatre and developed a career as a stage actor, appearing in such plays as Home of the Brave, The World We Make, Key Largo, Golden Boy and Nature Son. A short career as a film actor followed, his most notable appearance being in the classic 1947 boxing film Body and Soul, in which he played the role of Shorty Pulaski.
Subsequently Pevney became a prolific film and television director, with a directing career that spanned over 80 productions from 1950 to 1984. Among those were films including Female on the Beach (1955) with Joan Crawford and Jeff Chandler, Tammy and the Bachelor (1957) with Debbie Reynolds and Leslie Nielsen, the James Cagney vehicle Man of a Thousand Faces (1957), and Westerns such as The Plunderers… read more