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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

One of the submarines used for this movie, the P615, was sunk in action a few months later. She was torpedoed by the U123 near Sierra Leone on 18 April 1943. All 44 crewmembers lost their lives. 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

Captain: [Last lines whie watching the arriving and departing submarines] One goes in, another one goes out, just like running a ruddy bus service.
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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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Submarines used
31 January 2005 | by See all my reviews

The submarine used was NOT Varangian! 'It' was in fact two boats, P614 and P615, both built for Turkey by Vickers Armstorng at Barrow-in-Furness but kept hold of by the Royal Navy for the duration of the war. P615 was sunk but P614 was eventually delivered in 1945.

The confusion no doubt arose because someone looked up P61 (as I did) and found Varangian! When in fact, the last digit of both P614 and P615 was in fact just painted out....

There are some extremely realistic moments in the film. These Turkish boats were very similar to the S-class. As no S-class submarines survive, the shots of them (as P61) and of the depot ship "Forth" form part of an interesting record now, as well as an excellent film.


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