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We Dive at Dawn (1943)

Not Rated | | Action, Drama, War | 28 June 1943 (UK)
All leave is canceled so that a British submarine can be sent after a new German warship. They chase it so far that they have no fuel to get home.

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Louis Bradfield ...
First Officer - Lt. Brace, R.N.R.
Ronald Millar ...
Third Officer - Lt. Johnson, RNVR
Jack Watling ...
Reginald Purdell ...
Caven Watson ...
Chief Engine Room Artificer - C / P.O. Duncan
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Torpedo Gunner's Mate - C / P.O. Mike Corrigan
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Leslie Weston ...
Leading Torpedo Operator - L / S Tug Wilson
Norman Williams ...
Periscope Operator - 'Canada'
Lionel Grose ...
Torpedo Operator - 'Spud'
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Helmsman - 'Oxford'
Philip Godfrey ...
Steward - 'Flunkey'
Robb Wilton ...
Cook - 'Pincher' (as Robert Wilton)
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The crew of HMS submarine Sea Tiger have their leave (and assorted family problems) cut short when they are recalled for a special mission: sink the new German battleship Brandenburg. En route, they learn that their target has entered the heavily defended Baltic; rather than fail, they follow it. Tension builds as they approach their target. After the attempt, escape seems impossible...unless they can refuel in enemy waters. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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A Tense Drama Of Under-The-Sea Heroism !

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Also Known As:

Mergulhamos ao Amanhecer  »

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Trivia

This film received its USA premiere when it was initially telecast in the New York City area Saturday 23 September 1950 on WCBS (Channel 2). See more »

Goofs

The Feldwebel has a German uniform, but British signs of his grade on the arms. A German NCO has signs on the shoulder, not on the arms, and not this kind of sign. See more »

Quotes

Admiral: [Referring to Taylor's womanizing] By the way, wo are you seeing this leave? Your "Aunt Margaret" again?
Lt. Freddie Taylor: [the admral chuckles knowingly and Taylor smiles] I can't risk it, sir. Her husband's on leave.
[They both laugh as they walk in different directions]
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Opening credits prologue: H. M. S. "Sea Tiger" See more »

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Referenced in I See a Dark Stranger (1946) See more »

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Wedding March
(a.k.a. "Here Comes the Bride" and "The Bridal Chorus") (uncredited) (1850)
Music by Richard Wagner
Arranged by Louis Levy
Heard on piano at Mike Corrigan's aborted wedding
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Good show, chaps
14 September 2007 | by See all my reviews

I watched this expecting to see the usual British stiff upper lip stereotypes and was surprised to find the dialogue remarkably natural and tinged with black humour. It was more like Eastenders Goes to Sea than In Which We Serve. The scenes during the approach and attack are remarkably realistic in their depiction of a fighting ship and the stuff ups and banter among the ship's company (well at least based on my service in the 1970s). Some of the throwaway lines are very witty ("I'm not joining the Band of Hope just to please some greasy fish fryer!). My only complaint is that they didn't show what happened to the Irish coxswain and his bride to be, or the tattooed PO and his "I Love Arabella" tattoo!


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