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 <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Warner Bros. thunderous story of the men of the merchant marine!
Did You Know?
According to A.I. Bezzerides
in the book "Screenwriter: Words Become Pictures", some of the scenes written by writer John Howard Lawson
were "so out of context in their propagandistic way that the actors couldn't act them." Bezzerides cited scenes involving Humphrey Bogart
and Julie Bishop
and Raymond Massey
and Ruth Gordon
in particular. He went on to say that he polished every scene in the film and deserved credit, but Lawson fought against it. Bezzerides claimed that Lawson had so many friends in the Writers Guild that he lost the arbitration and went uncredited. See more
The convoy departing Halifax has 73 ships, but the progress map shows only 70 ships. See more
Them liberty ships is sure well-named.
Columbia, Gem of the Ocean
aka "The Red, White and Blue"
Played when the Seawitch heads out to sea See more