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We Dive at Dawn (1943)

 -  Action | Drama | War  -  20 May 1943 (UK)
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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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Complete credited cast:
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Captain - Lt. Taylor, R.N.
Louis Bradfield ...
First Officer - Lt. Brace, R.N.R.
Ronald Millar ...
Third Officer - Lt. Johnson, RNVR
Jack Watling ...
Navigating Officer - Lt. Gordon, R.N.
Reginald Purdell ...
Coxwain - C / P.O. Dabbs
Caven Watson ...
Chief Engine Room Artificer - C / P.O. Duncan
Niall MacGinnis ...
Torpedo Gunner's Mate - C / P.O. Mike Corrigan
Eric Portman ...
On Hydrophones - L / S. Hobson
Leslie Weston ...
Leading Torpedo Operator - L / S Tug Wilson
Norman Williams ...
Periscope Operator - 'Canada'
Lionel Grose ...
Torpedo Operator - 'Spud'
David Peel ...
Helmsman - 'Oxford'
Philip Godfrey ...
Steward - 'Flunkey'
Robb Wilton ...
Cook - 'Pincher' (as Robert Wilton)
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Storyline

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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Also Known As:

Plongée à l'aube  »

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(British Acoustic)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The filming of the submarine was shared between submarines P614 and P615, with the last digit painted over, leaving "P61" which has led to its being identified as HMS Varangian. See more »

Goofs

The sub is submerged, the Captain is using the periscope to view a target. He then orders a 15 degree turn, but the Captain continues to view the target without moving the periscope to adjust for the turn. See more »

Quotes

L / S. Hobson: [serving customers in a fish and chips shop] Fish is good for the brain...
[looks at a woman customer]
L / S. Hobson: *You* look as though you could do with an *extra* bit!
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The Last Rose of Summer
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Traditional
Arranged by Louis Levy
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John Mills is as brilliant as ever......
31 March 2001 | by (Bristol, England) – See all my reviews

Another typical war film starring John Mills. As ever he pulls the stiff upper lipped British officer role off brilliantly. This film is much stronger than the later submarine based film 'Above Us the Waves' also starring Mills probably because this was actually made during the war, when this was a real threat. It's a good story, with dastardly Germans (well, you have to don't you?) and the good old Royal Navy coming up with the goods. Credit must go to John Mills, who must by now know how to command his own submarine/battleship/platoon. He's also learnt how to look believably concerned whilst looking through a periscope. A must see film.


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