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Sealed Cargo (1951)

Approved | | Drama, War | 19 May 1951 (USA)
During the war off Nova Scotia a fishing boat comes across a badly damaged Danish schooner with only the captain aboard after it has apparently been shelled by a German U-boat. Not ... See full summary »

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(as Alfred Werker)

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Pat Bannon
Carla Balenda ...
Margaret McLean
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Capt. Skalder
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Konrad
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Cmdr. James McLean
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Steve
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Holger
J.M. Kerrigan ...
Skipper Ben
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Kevin Dolan
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Caleb
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During the war off Nova Scotia a fishing boat comes across a badly damaged Danish schooner with only the captain aboard after it has apparently been shelled by a German U-boat. Not realising the sinister real purpose of the larger boat, the fishermen agree to tow it into an isolated harbour. Written by Jeremy Perkins <jwp@aber.ac.uk>

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SAVAGE PASSIONS aflame in the North Atlantic! Unleashed by treachery...hate...violence!

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19 May 1951 (USA)  »

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Cargamento blindado  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Most navy convoys supplying Britain during world war two were formed in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada and crossed the Atlantic under constant threat posed by German U-boats. See more »

Goofs

When the vessel is sighted, a crewman calls out, " Schooner dead ahead". As the vessel is square rigged, it cannot be a schooner which is fore and aft rigged. No Grand Banks fisherman would ever have made this error because schooners made up a large part of that fishing fleet. See more »

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Opening Credits: FOREWARD When war engulfs the world, giant forces are marshalled for conflict. Smashing victories are won and heroes are heralded far and wide. Often forgotten are the small victories, the acts of great personal courage by little people. This is the story of one small victory in World War II. See more »

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Suspenseful and Atmospheric War-Drama with Wide Appeal
12 November 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A Taut and Tense WWII Drama that is Gripping from the Get-Go. The RKO Style does Service to a Tale, We are Told in the Prolog, that goes Virtually Unnoticed among the more Sprawling Battles in America's Fight Against Fascism.

Moody, Grim, and No-Nonsense Approach (although some may say the "Woman On Board" Plot Element is a Stretch). The Female Ingredient, was a Standard to Bolster Box-Office, but is Handled OK and Not Forced into the Narrative.

This Picture is Not Well Known in most Circles and really Surprises with Dana Andrews and Claude Rains heading a Cast of Sea Salts Butting Heads with the Nazis. Studio Bound and its B-Movie Pedigree Reveals itself but is Overwhelmed by the Witty Dialog and the Overall Atmosphere of the Frame.

Highly Recommended and even Movie Fans not usually Drawn to War Films might want to Come Aboard.


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