The story of a Canadian WWII naval vessel, with a dramatic subplot concerning her first captain.

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(original screenplay) (as John Rhodes Sturdy Lieut. R.C.N.V.R.)
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Lt. Paul Cartwright
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Joyce Cartwright
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Stooky O'Meara
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Walsh
Fuzzy Knight ...
Cricket
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Stone
Richard Lane ...
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Smithy
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Lt. Rawlins
Murray Alper ...
Jones
James Flavin ...
1st Lt. Bill Gardner
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Storyline

In 1943, 'Mac' MacClain, Canadian Navy, has lost his ship and many men to a German torpedo. While waiting for a new ship, he befriends Joyce Cartwright, sister of one of his dead officers. We follow the building and launch of new Corvette K-225, the 'HMCS Donnacona'. And who should be Mac's new subaltern but Joyce's other brother Paul, fresh out of the academy. Mac will do his best to make a good officer of Paul...if they both survive their hazardous sea duty. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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From the director of "Air Force" and "Sergeant York"..the screen's greatest drama of the sea!

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War | Drama

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29 September 1943 (USA)  »

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Corvettes in Action  »

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(Western Electric Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Finnish censorship visa register # 027348. See more »

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Featured in The Silver Screen: Color Me Lavender (1997) See more »

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Bless 'Em All
Words and music by Jimmy Hughes, Frank Lake and Al Stillman
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OH CANADA!
9 June 2002 | by (canada) – See all my reviews

It's one of those rare w.w.2 movies that spotlights Canada.I felt very proud watching it.There's not very many movies showing my counties contibutions during the war.Great story,great acting.A realistic telling of the battle of the atlantic.


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