This is the true story of one of the most heart-warming motion pictures ever made. The glow of Americana has never burned brighter than from the legend of the Sullivan family of Waterloo, Iowa whose five sons died fighting side by side, patriots all. The film begins with the boy's Irish upbringing. Whether fishing, sailing or sliding down the banister together, they developed a rare and inseparable love.
Incensed by Pearl Harbor, the brothers petitioned Washington to force a special and fatal permission allowing them to serve together at sea. Tragically, in November of 1942, their togetherness becomes final as they share a watery grave off Guadalcanal when a torpedo sinks their cruiser. The only ship ever named for more than one person, The U.S.S. The Sullivans was commissioned by the Navy as a posthumous tribute. More than a war movie, this film is a soul-stirring saga of the American spirit. Featuring: Anne Baxter, Thomas Mitchell.
USA, 1944, B&W, 110 minutes.
NTSC Region 0 encoding (Entire World)