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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)  »

Also Known As:

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 »


A crewman states that the mystery vessel must be Danish because the only remaining square riggers are Danish. In fact, Germany also had square rigged ships during this period. One became the American Coast Guard "Eagle" and one the Russian "Tovarisch" as war prizes taken following World War II. 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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Nice Black & White War Film
29 May 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Enjoyed this 1951 Black & White film starring Dana Andrews,(Pat Bannon),"The Best Years of Our Lives",'46, where he stars as a fishing boat Capt. in a rather small boat and manages to take along a very young female as a passenger. The gal has to sort of live in a closet on the boat that was filled with all kinds of kitchen junk. Pat Bannon experiences a great storm at sea which causes many problems and then out of the blue, he runs into an abandoned sailing ship. It is War time with the Nazi's and the ocean is filled with submarines. Claude Rains, (Capt. Skalder),"The Greatest Story Ever Told",'65( King Herod), appears as the Captain of a Danish vessel and is like a sheep in wolf's clothing. Enjoyed this mysterious film and the hidden secrets which are revealed in this film.

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