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We Dive at Dawn (1943)

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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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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28 June 1943 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Mergulhamos ao Amanhecer  »

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Trivia

Germany built 4 "Brandenburg"-class battleships, but *none* of them ever saw service during WWII. See more »

Goofs

Eric Portman's character uses the captured German flyer's uniform, including 'flying boots', when going ashore to find fuel, but when the German flyers are first taken they all swim onto the sub barefooted. 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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The Last Rose of Summer
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Arranged by Louis Levy
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Good dub dub 2 submarine movie
8 December 2002 | by (Upper Deck, Left Field) – See all my reviews

I am a fan of submarine books and movies. Most of the movies are crap. I happened to stumble on this movie on UCSD-TV (San Diego) last night and was instantly enthralled. So much more realistic (IMHO) than the typical (American) submarine movie. Compare to "Destination Tokyo" (which I like), for instance. In that movie everything is bright and shiny and relatively uncramped. In WDaD I was thinking "whoa, Das Boot but British". Yeah, it's not perfect but I (like a previous reviewer) was impressed by the portrayal of the difficult submerged attack on the "Brandenburg".

So is this where the old "shoot a bunch of junk out of a torpedo tube so they'll think we're sunk" ploy actually originated?

Anyhoo, on my (short) list of good WWII submarine movies, I would have to put this in the top 5.


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