TELFAIR AND THE MOVIES

"Francis in the Navy"

 In 1955, the USS TELFAIR and crew starred in the movie, "Francis In The Navy" with Donald O'Connor, Jim Bakkus and Martha Hyer. Clint Eastwood had his first credited movie role in the film. David Janssen ("The  Fugitive") also had a small role. 

Actual scenes involving the Telfair can been seen at a point 28 minutes into the movie. 


To see the full movie, click below:
http://cablecast.edisonnj.org/CablecastPublicSite/show/920?channel=1


To see the movie trailer, click below:
https://youtu.be/OduodFqFX5o?t=2

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"Away All Boats"

It's possible that a few movie scenes involving Telfair may also have  been used in "Aweigh All Boats" filmed in 1956. The USS Randall (APA-224), also a Haskell-class APA, was used for most of the ship scenes in that movie, which was filmed in the Caribbean. It's a great movie to watch if you want to get an idea of what life on an APA was like. Interestingly, both Clint Eastwood and David Janssen also had  small speaking roles in that movie -- Eastwood as a Navy medical corpsman assisting the captain after he is wounded and Janssen as a bridge talker. They apparently were regular "gator sailors" long before becoming big stars!


Movie based on book of the same name by     

To see the full movie, click below: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I_JU_nfHdVk

To see the movie trailer, click below: 

https://youtu.be/-yHYNGCzhXs

The movie "Away All Boats" was based on a book bearing the same title written by Kenneth Dodson and published in 1954. Copies can still be sourced on Amazon.

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Navy Training Videos

1944 Landing Boat Tactics -- USN training film

Small Boat Operations - LCM/LCVP/APA 

1965 Amphibious Assault Operations -- USN training film