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Torpedoed (1937)

Our Fighting Navy (original title)
Trouble is brewing in the banana republic of Bianco for both His Excellency, El Presidente, and the British Consul, Brant. Rebels, led by Diego De Costa, the trusted "Minister of the ... See full summary »



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Complete credited cast:
Lt. Bill Armstrong
Hazel Terry ...
Pamela Brent
British Consul Brent
The Presidente of Bianco
Esme Percy ...
Diego de Costa
Frederick Culley ...
The Admiral
Lt. d'Enriquo
Binkie Stuart ...
Julie Suedo ...
Juanita (the assassin)


Trouble is brewing in the banana republic of Bianco for both His Excellency, El Presidente, and the British Consul, Brant. Rebels, led by Diego De Costa, the trusted "Minister of the Marines and the Customs" and Lieutenant Enricquo, the gunnery officer of the small republic's one battleship, have taken over the battleship, and the town. Most of the British citizens have taken refuge at the Consulate or have been evacuated to the small cruiser in Bianco's port, the "H. M. S. Audacious." But there are two major issues; the Consul's daughter, Pamela, and Canadian Lieutenant Bill Armstrong have been kidnapped by the rebels and now held hostage on the battleship "El Mirante," and El Presidente was visiting the consulate when the war broke out and is now under the protective custody of the British Empire. De Costa informs the "Audacious" commander, Captain Markham, that if El Presidete is not turned over to the rebels in six hours, the 15-inch guns of the battleship will blow the Consulate ... Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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A Drama of the Captain of a Destroyer who put DUTY BEFORE ALL!





Release Date:

25 September 1939 (USA)  »

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Torpedoed  »

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1.37 : 1
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This film received its first telecast Wednesday 22 May 1940 on New York City's pioneer, and still experimental television station W2XBS. See more »

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8 January 2016 | by (london) – See all my reviews

This film was made in 1937 before the escalation of events to war.Since the censor would not allow any adverse comment about Germany film makers had to invent fictitious events in banana republics in South America.Here the British.Navy goes to the rescue when a revolution is brewing.Whilst one understands the necessity of utilising American actors it becomes rather irritating when the young navy officer is played by Richard Cromwell,under the guise of being Canadian.Also featured is Noah Berry as the President and H.B.Warner,born in London,as the British Counsel.Cromwell and his girlfriend,get caught up in events and are taken as captives for ransom against the President who is hold up in the British consulate.The sad aspect is that the rebel ship is the battlefields HMS Royal Oak.This ship was unfortunately torpedoed in Scapa Flow with the loss of 833 members of the crew.Likewise it is torpedoed in this film and Cromwell and Terry are saved.You would have thought that they would have changed the American title from Torpedoed.

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