This film's opening prologue states: "This film was completed before the tragic loss of H.M.S. Truculent, and earnest consideration has been given as to the desirability of presenting it so soon after this grievous disaster. The Producers have decided to offer the film in the spirit in which it was made as a tribute to the officers and men of H.M. Submarines, and to the Royal Navy of which they form a part." See more »
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 »
"Pull yourself together Stokes" *slap* "Thankyou sir I needed that"
John Mills is superb as the indomitable submarine captain who leaves his wife and baby for a routine patrol. Richard Attenborough excels as the young sailor who cracks under pressure.
A wonderful film which may have started as a play. Well formed with portrayals which are both intimate and skilful. The "character" actors are enjoyable and colourful as the submarine sets sail, all leading to heightened drama when tragedy strikes.
If you like British black and white films about stiff upper lips and devotion to duty, you cannot do better.
God save the King.
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