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Operation Disaster (1950)

Morning Departure (original title)
The crew of a submarine is trapped on the sea floor when it sinks. How can they be rescued before they run out of air?

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The crew of a submarine is trapped on the sea floor when it sinks. How can they be rescued before they run out of air?

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18 May 1950 (France)  »

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Armstrong's quote, 'And all I ask is a tall ship/ And a star to steer her by" is from the poem, "Sea-Fever", by John Masefield. See more »

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In the scene where the destroyers are first seen searching for the Trojan, the pennant letters on the side of one of the destroyers are seen in reverse. See more »

Quotes

Helen Armstong: Why does the Navy insist on doing everything at the crack of dawn? The sea's there all day.
Lieutenant Commander Armstrong: It impresses the taxpayers.
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One of the most compelling movies (in a good way) I've ever seen
16 November 1999 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Morning Departure had a somewhat slow beginning but it quickly immerses you in the characters and their relationships with one another and with their duty. Whereas a lot of movies these days really try and make you care about the characters by the end of this movie your wondering if there is anything you could do at home to help them out! I actually saw this movie for the first time about 3 years ago but seriously rate this as my favorite movie to date when not influenced by current blockbusters.


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