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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 »


(as Alfred Werker)


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Complete credited cast:
Pat Bannon
Carla Balenda ...
Margaret McLean
Capt. Skalder
Cmdr. James McLean
J.M. Kerrigan ...
Skipper Ben
Kevin Dolan


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!


Drama | War


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Release Date:

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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Did You Know?


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 »


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 prologue: GLOUCESTER, MASS. 1943 See more »

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Great WWII film!
27 May 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This film is great for the era it was filmed in! The cast is awesome, with Dana Andrews and Claude Rains as the two main characters. I liked it, and had never seen it before the "Memorial Day" War movie weekend on TCM. This film will have you guessing and once you think you have it figured out, __________________!!! I liked it and I usually get tired of the same old..... but, this is a good movie. I recommend viewing this film even if you aren't a WAR film buff. It has an element of film noir, lighting and spooky, lots of tension. Keep an open mind. Watch it! You might learn some things you didn't know. I sure did! This film is good viewing, great special effects, remember it was in the 50's so don't confuse it with any of the special effects that are available now. I don't especially like WAR films, but this is not just a 'shoot everyone, ask questions later' type of film. Quite enjoyable!

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