This romantic adventure, set during World War II, features two Navy men vying for the love of the same woman. Tyrone Powers stars as Lieutenant Ward Stewart, a rakish Navy man recently assigned to a new post on a submarine. While on a train headed to Washington D.C., Stewart meets teacher Jean Hewlitt (Anne Baxter), quickly falls for her, and eventually succeeds in gaining her affection.
What Stewart doesn't know is that Hewlitt is the girlfriend of his commanding officer, Lt. Commander Dewey Connors (Dana Andrews). After a dangerous mission is completed, Stewart asks Hewlitt to marry him, and she accepts. Further complications develop when both officers set off together on a dangerous mission to destroy a Nazi base - after Connors discovers that his subordinate has been pursuing his women. CRASH DRIVE is a fine drama, presenting a love triangle that truly tests the conflicts between romantic love and loyalty to one's friends and one's country.