An episode of the 1950s Ford Television Theater, BENEATH THESE WATERS stars then-actor Ronald Reagan. The film tells the story of the fictional USS Barksdale, which is put in harms way during the early days of WWII. The incident portrayed in the film was based upon a real incident but obviously heavily dramatized. Plot: After surviving the attack on Pearl Harbor, Lt. Comdr. William Masterson takes over command as the captain falls ill with appendicitis. While in charge, Masterson allows the ship to take a torpedo to save a larger nearby cruiser. In route for repairs, they fight off a squadron of Japanese fighter planes.
The show was directed by Fred Sears and in addition to Reagan also stars Chris Alcaide, John Baer, Russ Conway, George Cooper, Bill Crandall, James Dobson, Michael Emmet, Don Kennedy and Peter Whitney.
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