Fighting Seabees, The
Director Edward Ludwig (Wake Of The Red Witch) and his star John Wayne (Big Jim McLain) teamed up for the first time in this sprawling , action-packed saga with Wayne as the head of a construction company building military sites for the Navy during World War II. After suffering the loss of many men after a Japanese attack, Wayne heads to Washington and helps establish the "C.B.s" (Construction Battalions), units of armed builders. The Fighting Seabees offers supporting performances by Dennis O'Keefe (T-Men), William Frawley (TV's I Love Lucy and My Three Sons) and ravishing soon-to-be-superstar Susan Hayward (I Want To Live!) with exciting big budget action sequences that turned this war and romance saga into a box office bonanza.