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    Awhile back I came across a website that had a TV show from the late '50s called "The Silent Service" for sale on dvd. This show was about the US Submarines in the Pacific. I remember watching this series late at night with my dad when I was a kid (seems like a long time ago). Would anyone know where I might be able to buy this series. I remember it being available on dvd but cannot remember where , nor can searching the web bring up any clues.



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    Senior Member lane2512's Avatar
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    According to 'IMDb' it is not released on DVD.

    On their message board here:http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0050061/
    they have a poll going to get it released.
     

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    The technical advisor for that show was Thomas ****rs (USS Jack), I believe.
     

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    Originally posted by lane2512:
    According to 'IMDb' it is not released on DVD.

    On their message board here:http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0050061/
    they have a poll going to get it released.

    I have seen the message on IMDB about The Silent Service. Still swear that I saw it on DVD somewhere for sale, just can't remember where (its hell getting old).



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    Cool Tater....that is a coincidence ......
    I noticed in the review on IMDb that Nimoy played the sonarman for three episodes. Now we know where he got those ears from!
     

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    Originally posted by Tater-SW-:
    The technical advisor for that show was Thomas ****rs (USS Jack), I believe.

    A couple of familiar names also starred in the series. Lenard Nimoy and DeForest Kelly starred in the series, just found that out just recently.



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    I just came across the following website. I'm going to contact the webmaster and see if they are still available.



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    Thanks guys

    I'm into my early fifties
    ...an I remember it on TV in the early 60's here in AUS. I seem to remember it was called "CRASH DIVE" though and went for 30 mins including adds. It stated with a Gato or Balao type diving as the credits came up on the screen. Can't remember any thing else about the show.

    It must surely be the same show!

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    there was a tv show called Operation Petticoat,
    about a Pink sub in the pacific.

    opening of the show

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EYekeKr8r5I
     

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    Originally posted by trebmal_ca:
    there was a tv show called Operation Petticoat,
    about a Pink sub in the pacific.

    opening of the show

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EYekeKr8r5I
    The show is based on the movie starring Cary Grant and Tony Curtis

    bit of trivia: father Tony Curtis plays the XO in the movie, and daughter Jamie Lee Curtis plays one of the nurses in the series.
     

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