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Movies: “In Harm’s Way”

Feb. 16, 1964 - John Wayne, who recently completed filming “Circus World” in Spain, has been signed to play Admiral Rockwell Torrey in “In Harm’s Way.” It is Otto Preminger’s version of James Bassett’s World War II novel, “Harm’s Way.” Mr. Wayne will play an officer wrestling with Navy politics who must attack a seemingly impregnable Japanese position with outnumbered forces in the South Pacific. Kirk Douglas, as a headstrong executive officer, and Tom Tryon, as a lieutenant, will also be in the film, work on which is to begin on location in Hawaii in June. Paramount Pictures will release it.


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