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H.T. Bishop (story)
Gerald Elliott (scenario)
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Release Date:
25 September 1939 (USA) See more »
A Drama of the Captain of a Destroyer who put DUTY BEFORE ALL!
Trouble is brewing in the banana republic of Bianco for both His Excellency, El Presidente, and the British Consul... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)
Robert Douglas ... Capt. Markham

Richard Cromwell ... Lt. Bill Armstrong
Hazel Terry ... Pamela Brent

H.B. Warner ... British Consul Brent

Noah Beery ... The Presidente of Bianco
Esme Percy ... Diego de Costa
Frederick Culley ... The Admiral

Henry Victor ... Lt. d'Enriquo
Binkie Stuart ... Jennifer
Julie Suedo ... Juanita (the assassin)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Richard Ainley ... Lieutenant (uncredited)

Directed by
Norman Walker 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
H.T. Bishop  story collaboration
Gerald Elliott  scenario
Harrison Owen  additional dialogue
Guy Pollock  story collaboration
L. DeCosta Ricci  story (as Bartimeus)

Produced by
Herbert Wilcox .... producer
Original Music by
Noel Gay 
Cinematography by
Claude Friese-Greene 
Film Editing by
Winifred Cooper 
Art Direction by
Lawrence P. Williams  (as L.P. Williams)
Production Management
Tom White .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Pat Walker .... assistant director
Russell Wootton .... assistant director (as R. Wootton)
Sound Department
John Dennis .... sound recordist (as J. Dennis)
L.E. Overton .... sound recordist
Music Department
Geraldo .... musical director
Crew believed to be complete

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Also Known As:
"Our Fighting Navy" - UK (original title)
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USA:66 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
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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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Sad epitaph, 8 January 2016
Author: malcolmgsw from london

*** This review may contain spoilers ***

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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