Operation Pacific

Operation Pacific
Directed byGeorge Waggner
Produced byLouis Edelman
Written byGeorge Waggner
StarringJohn Wayne
Patricia Neal
Ward Bond
Philip Carey
Music byMax Steiner
CinematographyBert Glennon
Edited byAlan Crosland, Jr.
Distributed byWarner Bros.
Release date
  • January 27, 1951 (1951-01-27)
Running time
111 minutes
CountryUnited States
Box office$3,863,000[1]
$2.45 million (US rentals)[2]

Operation Pacific is a 1951 black-and-white World War II submarine war drama from Warner Bros. Pictures, produced by Louis Edelman, and written as well as directed by George Waggner. John Wayne and Patricia Neal star and Ward Bond and Philip Carey play supporting roles.

Much of the film is set aboard a Gato Class submarine. The technical advisor was World War II Admiral Charles A. Lockwood, Commander, Submarine Forces, Pacific (COMSUBPAC).

  1. ^ a b Warner Bros financial information in The William Shaefer Ledger. See Appendix 1, Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television, (1995) 15:sup1, 1-31 p 31 DOI: 10.1080/01439689508604551
  2. ^ 'The Top Box Office Hits of 1951', Variety, January 2, 1952