Submarine Command 1951 War William Holden, Don Taylor, Nancy Olson Holden is cast as Commander White, who during an enemy attack orders that his submarine dive to avoid destruction and thereby loses the captain of the boat on the last day of World War II. The bulk of the movie follows his career in the Navy after the war as his doubt and guilt wear on his marriage. Then, just as he is about to resign from the Navy to escape the ghosts of his past, the Korean War begins and concludes as an action thriller. Cast William Holden as Cmdr. Ken White Nancy Olson as Carol William Bendix as CPO Boyer Don Taylor as Lt. Cmdr. Peter Morris Arthur Franz as Lt. Arnie Carlson Darryl Hickman as Ens. Jack Wheelwright Peggy Webber as Mrs. Alice Rice Moroni Olsen as Rear Adm. Joshua Rice Jack Gregson as Cmdr. Joshua Rice Jack Kelly as Lt. Paul Barton Don Dunning as Quartermaster Perkins Jerry Paris as Sgt. Gentry Charles Meredith as Adm. Tobias Philip Van Zandt as Gavin Gordon Polk as Ralph .