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San Demetrio London (1943)

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The San Demetrio of the title is a British merchant ship in an Atlantic convoy in 1940. Disabled and left to the mercy of patrolling U-boats the crew must keep her afloat and out of harms ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Arthur Young ...
Walter Fitzgerald ...
On Board M.V. San Demetrio: Chief Engineer Charles Pollard
Ralph Michael ...
On Board M.V. San Demetrio: 2nd. Officer Hawkins
Neville Mapp ...
On Board M.V. San Demetrio: 3rd.Engineer Willey
Barry Letts ...
On Board M.V. San Demetrio: Apprentice John Jones
Michael Allen ...
On Board M.V. San Demetrio: Cadet Roy Housden
Frederick Piper ...
On Board M.V. San Demetrio: Boatswain W.E. Fletcher
Herbert Cameron ...
On Board M.V. San Demetrio: Pumpman Davies
John Owers ...
On Board M.V. San Demetrio: Steward
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On Board M.V. San Demetrio: Messboy John Jamieson
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On Board M.V. San Demetrio: 'Yank' Preston
Charles Victor ...
On Board M.V. San Demetrio: Deckhand
James McKechnie ...
On Board M.V. San Demetrio: Deckhand
John Coyle ...
On Board M.V. San Demetrio: Deckhand
Duncan McIntyre ...
On Board M.V. San Demetrio: Deckhand (as Duncan MacIntyre)
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The San Demetrio of the title is a British merchant ship in an Atlantic convoy in 1940. Disabled and left to the mercy of patrolling U-boats the crew must keep her afloat and out of harms way. Written by Steve Crook <steve@brainstorm.co.uk>

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A great adventure story of the sea

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Adventure | Drama

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21 February 1944 (USA)  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Goofs

The fires on the ship are clearly not burning oil but gas. Otherwise there would be thick black smoke and pouring water on it from buckets would result in an explosive spread (for that same reason one should never try to extinguish burning fat in a frying pan by pouring water on it). See more »

Quotes

[last lines]
Mr. Justice Langton: It is right and proper, and a part of my duty which I shall gladly discharge, to recognise to the full the courage, devotion and sacrifice of each of these men. I should not like to leave this case without thanking everybody concerned for having given me the best working day of my life, in listening to the very modest recital of some gallant gentlemen concerning a memorable achievement.
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Closing credits: This story is based on fact and most of the characters in the film are portrayed from life with their permission. The remaining characters are fictitious, and in such cases any similarity to any incident, name or individual is coincidental. See more »

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Soundtracks

She'll Be Coming 'round the Mountain
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Sung by 'Yank' Preston ('Robert Beatty')
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27 May 1999 | by (ypsilanti mi) – See all my reviews

San Demetrio, London gives an interesting account of a British Oil Tanker which was attacked and abandoned by her crew, only to find the ship stayed afloat. Good performances and an interesting perspective, as the film was released during WW2.


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