Friday, April 2, 2010

FLASHBACK: Philip Carey 1955

Philip Carey Again Will Be About Carrier 'Bombed' for 'Batty Stations'

By Thomas M. Pryor
New York Times
February 21, 1955

HOLLYWOOD, Calif., Feb. 20 -- Philip Carey will relive a personal wartime experience when he stars in Battle Stations, to be produced by Bryan Foy for Columbia.

The story deals with the bombing of the aircraft carrier Franklin off Japan in 1945. Seven hundred men aboard were killed when the ship was hit by a 500-pound bomb. At the time, Mr. Carey was a sergeant in the Marine Corps assigned to the Franklin.

Curtis Kenyon wrote the screen play from a story by Barry Trivers. Filming will start April 30 in San Diego about the Hancock, which will double for the Franklin.

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