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Action in the North Atlantic (1943)

Approved | | Drama, War | 12 June 1943 (USA)
An American tanker is sunk by a German U-boat and the survivors spend eleven days at sea on a raft. They're next assigned to the liberty ship "Sea Witch" bound for Murmansk through the sub-stalked North Atlantic.

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Julie Bishop ...
Pearl O'Neill
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Mrs. Sarah Jarvis
Sam Levene ...
Abel 'Chips' Abrams
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Johnnie Pulaski
Peter Whitney ...
Whitey Lara
Dick Hogan ...
Cadet Ezra Parker
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Virginia Christine ...
Pebbles (scenes deleted)
Ray Montgomery ...
Aherne (scenes deleted)
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Storyline

Lieutenant Joe Rossi is 1st Officer on a Liberty Ship in a great convoy bound from Halifax to Murmansk. After German subs crushed the convoy his ship loses the convoy and is heading alone to Murmansk. In spite of attacks by German planes and subs he get the ship safely to Murmansk... Written by Stephan Eichenberg <eichenbe@fak-cbg.tu-muenchen.de>

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Warner Bros. thunderous story of the men of the merchant marine!

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Heroes Without Uniforms  »

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1.37 : 1
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Several writers who worked on the picture, including John Howard Lawson, A.I. Bezzerides and an uncredited Alvah Bessie, were later investigated by the House Un-American Activities Committee for "subversive" activities and blacklisted. Bessie and Lawson became known as as members of the Hollywood Ten, a group of writers and directors who refused to answer questions from the Committee by invoking their Fifth Amendment rights under the US Constitution and who were subsequently sent to prison for doing so. See more »

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The convoy departing Halifax has 73 ships, but the progress map shows only 70 ships. See more »

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Chips Abrams: It should have sound. I could tell him something.
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Written by Cole Porter
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The Merchant Marines Movie
23 October 1999 | by (Jacksonville, Florida) – See all my reviews

Certainly there have been many war movies made about WWII. But this is the only one I can recall that is about the Merchant Marines' efforts. Made during the height of the war, this film boasts of a splendid cast (even if they are somewhat predictable in their characters), and spectacular cinematography. I highly recommend this film to those who have never seen it. Bogart & Massey are great. A solid 10.


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