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Glory at Sea (1952)
"Gift Horse" (original title)

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The captain of a old destroyer in 1940 struggles with his crew as well as the Nazis.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Lt. Cmdr Hugh Alginon Fraser
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Able Seaman 'Dripper' Daniels
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Ordinary Seaman 'Yank' Flanagan
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Lt. Richard Jennings, No. 1
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A.S. 'Stripey' Wood
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Glad Flanagan
Hugh Williams ...
Captain David G. Wilson, Division Commander
Robin Bailey ...
Lt. Michael Grant, Pilot
Meredith Edwards ...
Jones
John Forrest ...
Appleby the Captain's Steward
Patric Doonan ...
Petty Officer Martin (as Patrick Doonan)
Sidney James ...
Ned Hardy, Owner Golden Bull
Tony Quinn ...
McConalog the Bartender
James Kenney ...
John A. Fraser, Hugh's Son
George Street ...
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The captain of a old destroyer in 1940 struggles with his crew as well as the Nazis.

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Adventure | Drama | War

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10 March 1953 (USA)  »

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Glory at Sea  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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(archive footage)|

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

This and the 1968 film "Attack on the Iron Coast" are based on the same World War Two raid carried out by British forces on the locks of the French port of St Nazaire in 1942. See more »

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Opening credits prologue: HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA See more »

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Good King Wenceslas
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Arranged by Eric Rogers
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Howard at his best
5 June 2006 | by (london) – See all my reviews

This film was shown last week on Channel 4.The critic in the Radio Times rather annoyed me as he was rather disparaging about it,saying that it took a long time to get going.He seems to forget that this film is of its era and likes to take its time to tell its story.I have to say that in fact i think that many of the action sequences look rather cheaply staged and some of the special effects work is very amateurish by current standards.However this film does stand up very well mainly because of the marvelous performance from Trevor Howard.In particular the scene when he receives news that his son has been killed in action.I would say that this is only slightly inferior to the marvelous "The Cruel Sea" which sets the standard by which all such films of the period must be set.The only jarring note was the obligatory fading American star to boost the chances of a sale to the USA.Sonny Tufts had to be one of the worst actors of that or any other period.


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