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The fictionalized biography of composer Cole Porter from his days at Yale in the 1910s through the height of his success to the 1940s. The film's attempted biography matches many public ... See full summary »
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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.
Made during World War II, this chronicles a voyage of a U.S. submarine on a secret mission to the very shores of Japan. Much of the film is spent developing the cast of characters that populate the sub. Written by
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When crewmen are shown praying, strains from the Lutheran hymn "A Mighty Fortress Is Our God" can be heard in the background, in a low key. See more »
As the Copperfin is approaching their rendezvous in the Aleutians, they are submerged at periscope depth. The man on the sonar calls out depths of 1000 and 800 fathoms (6000 and 5400 feet respectively). The scene changes to show the boat moving submerged with the ocean bottom clearly visible only a couple of hull heights below.
If the bottom were 5,400 feet below, it would not be visible sunlight only penetrates approximately 600 feet. See more »
Reserve Officer Raymond:
[Just having come aboard the 'Copperfin']
Uh... How do I get below, sir? I... I've never been aboard a submarine before.
[Slightly bemused, as he points to the only obvious entry into the submarine]
There's the hatch. It goes 'down.'
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Obviously propaganda, a stirring formula making film
Made during the second world war this film obviously shows its propaganda heritage. It does contain all the 'token' characters of a NAVY film including the hothead, rookie, bragger, comedy cook but I believe thats probably because it was the first film with these elements.
The underwater scenes are a little 'Thunderbirds' but they do convey the tension properly and Grant flows with Captain 'esk speeches including the 'Roller Skates' one which is a little bizarre.
Over all a top notch underwater fiesta.
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