Submarine Seahawk

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Submarine Seahawk
Directed by Spencer Gordon Bennet
Produced by Alex Gordon
Orville H. Hampton
Screenplay by Lou Rusoff
Starring John Bentley
Brett Halsey
Wayne Heffley
Music by Alexander Laszlo
Cinematography Gilbert Warrenton
Edited by Homer Powell
Ronald Sinclair
Golden State Productions
Distributed by American International Pictures
Release date
December 1958
Running time
83 min.
Country United States
Language English

Submarine Seahawk is a 1958 World War II film directed by Spencer Gordon Bennet, starring John Bentley and Brett Halsey. The film was originally released as a double feature with Paratroop Command. The plot tells the story of a by-the-book officer (in his first command in the Pacific war) who is ordered to take his submarine on a reconnaissance mission to locate a fleet of Japanese fighting ships the Allies have lost track of. At first, the rest of the crew resent his distant manner and the way he keeps avoiding taking on the Japs.


  • John Bentley as Lt. Cmdr. Paul Turner
  • Brett Halsey as Lt. (j.g.) David Shore
  • Wayne Heffley as Cmdr. Dean Stoker
  • Steve Mitchell as CPO Andy Flowers
  • Henry McCann as Seaman Ellis Bellis
  • Paul Maxwell as Lt. Cmdr. Bill Hallohan, XO
  • Nicky Blair as Sam
  • Frank Gerstle as Capt. Boardman
  • Jan Brooks as Mrs. Ellen Turner
  • Mabel Rea as Maisie
  • Leon Tyler as Ed
  • Hal Bogart as Radio Operator
  • Frank Watkins as Bearded Sonar Man
  • Don Fenwick as Radio Operator
  • Marilyn Hanold as Nancy


This was the last film produced by Alex Gordon for AIP. Gordon was unhappy that he was never given money owed for his films - a complaint echoed by others who worked for AIP including Jack Rabin, Edward Bernds, Herman Cohen, Sid Pink and Bert I. Gordon.[1]


  1. ^ Gary A. Smith, American International Pictures: The Golden Years, Bear Manor Media 2013 p 104

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