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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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Robert Douglas ...
Richard Cromwell ...
Lt. Bill Armstrong
Hazel Terry ...
Pamela Brent
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British Consul Brent
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The Presidente of Bianco
Esme Percy ...
Diego de Costa
Frederick Culley ...
The Admiral
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Lt. d'Enriquo
Binkie Stuart ...
Jennifer
Julie Suedo ...
Juanita (the assassin)
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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!


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25 September 1939 (USA)  »

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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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Friese-Greene to the rescue!
11 July 2015 | by See all my reviews

Originally released under the title, "Our Fighting Navy", the movie was re-titled for American distribution. Strictly for connoisseurs and the young-at-heart, this Boys Own Paper, comic-strip adventure, although British made, has three American stars. Beyond a lively opening and a closing montage of Royal Navy stock footage, the direction is dull and the propaganda rather dated. But nevertheless the cast is excellent and everyone plays his role with considerable spirit. (I say "his" advisedly, as both Hazel Terry and Binkie Stuart have a comparatively small amount of footage). The photography can only be described as superb, thanks to the efforts of Claude Friese-Greene, the son of the man whom the British claim invented motion picture photography. (See The Magic Box).


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