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 the book "Bill Collins Presents the Golden Years of Hollywood" by Bill Collins
, "For certain scenes, amazingly created on the screen, a replica of a ten thousand-ton tanker was built inside Warner Brothers sound stages six and seven. Each stage contained one half the ship's hull and deck-housing fixtures. This ship had to be torpedoed with its gasoline cargo on fire [for the movie]. Then a Liberty Ship was constructed on the same two sound stages for later scenes in the film. Furthermore, the size of these sets prohibited their being fixed on rocking equipment. The rocking had to come from the camera, so the camera was mounted on a crane to simulate movement!". See more
Harness support cables are visible when Jarvis abandons ship and climbs down the knotted rope. See more
Lt. Joe Rossi
No matter how many tanks and planes and guns you pile up, no matter how many men you got, it doesn't mean a thing unless the men get the stuff when they need it.
Featured in Warner at War
Blow the Man Down
Traditional See more