It's Tough to Be Famous

Synopsis: When his submarine, S89, is sunk by an excursion boat, Scotty is the last one left aboard after helping the crew to be rescued. However, Navy divers are able to save Scotty and his heroics ...
Genre: Comedy, Drama
79 min


[music continues]

[music continues]

[music ends]

[jazz music on radio]

'I mailed it yesterday.'

He'll never complain again

if my love isn't too sure.

[music stops]

- That's strange.

- Maybe the tube burned out.

Oh, that old thing is always

costing us..

(man on radio)

'Sorry, ladies and gentlemen,

We will have to go'

'off air immediately.'

Due to distress signals

from the Atlantic coast.

Please stand by.


[indistinct chattering]

15 miles northeast

of rock island. Alright.

The S 89. What's the name

of the excursion boat?

'The Pilgrim'

from Boston, alright.

Lt. Commander Blake and

Lt. Sanford knocked off

the super structure

and rescued. I got that.

How many men left

aboard the sub?

12 and 1 officer.


A fleet of destroyer's starting

to the rescue now. That's swell.

Joe, you stick at the Navy yard.

Let me have it as you get it.

Hey Harry, Dave.

Where are all you..

[siren wailing]

[engine's droning]

What do you

think chief?

How could anybody think with 80

feet of water on their brain?

And I had a date with

a swell broad tonight.

You better call and

tell her you'll be trifle late.

- Nuts, I broke.

- Oh-oh, there she goes.

(male #1)

Hey, what's the idea?

(male #2)

Nobody put a

quarter in the meter.

(male #3)

The next dance will be

a moonlight special.

[horn blows]

(male #4)

Equipment ready, sir.

[siren wailing]

Mr. McClenahan.

- What is it Stevens?

- Take a look at that, sir.


Just enough oxygen

to last half an hour.

This ain't

no picnic, sir.

No Stevens, this certainly

is no picnic.

[engine droning]

[siren wailing]

[continues droning]

Any of you men

who'd wanna try going out

through the torpedo tube.

Go ahead.

We're only in

about 80 feet of water

so... they're fighting

chances to make it.

I don't have

to tell you what the water

and sudden change

of pressure may do to you.

All I'd say is,

worth a try.

Anyway, it's better than staying

down here and choking to death.

Well, anybody wanna try it?

I'll try it, sir.

'Go for put a lung on.

Get number four tube ready.'

- I'm ready to take my chances.

- Me too.


- Good luck, kid.

- Thank you, sir.

Write us when

you get there.


Well, who's next?

[siren wailing]

[indistinct yelling]

[wailing continues]

So long kid,

don't wait for the stop signals.

Mr. McClenahan,

I'll have a hot cup of coffee

waiting for

you when you come up.

And you guys lay off

the-the compass alcohol.

It'll be safe now

that you're gone.

- Who's next after Vent?

- I'll try, sir.

- He should.

- Alright, get ready.


[indistinct yelling]

(male #5)

Easy there.

[engines droning]

(male #6)

Okay. Lower away.

Aye. Aye.

Come on.

Hurry up, put that

lung on, will you?

- Mr. McClenahan.

- Yeah?

After I go out, who's gonna

pull that lever for you?

It looks like I'm elected

to stay here, Steve.

Come on, hurry up will you?

Listen sir, this ain't right.

Now, wait a minute.

Stevens, I gave you an order.

Get into that torpedo tube.

Excuse me, sir.

But I ain't gonna do it.

What's the matter? Are you

afraid that change of pressure...

I ain't afraid of nothing.

But I ain't gonna let

you kill yourself, saving me.

I'm your commanding officer.

I ordered you...

Orders, discipline, all that

don't count for nothing now.

It's just plain common sense.

One of us has got

to stay here and die.

Now, you're

a fine young fellow.

With your whole life

ahead of you.

And I'm just an old guy that's

just as good as finished now.

It's my job to stay

with the ship.

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