Twenty-six episode series about naval combat during World War Two. Famous for its music score, eloquent narration and combat footage.
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1953   1952  
Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »
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Leonard Graves ...
 Narrator (26 episodes, 1952-1953)
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Twenty-six episode series about naval combat during World War Two. Famous for its music score, eloquent narration and combat footage.

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26 October 1952 (USA)  »

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Voitto merellä  »

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(26 episodes)

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(RCA Sound System)

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Although this series had only 26 episodes that ran from 1952 to 1953, the score by Richard Rodgers (with Robert Russell Bennett conducting the NBC Symphony Orchestra) was such a hit that recordings of it have been almost continually available. Over a half century after the original broadcast, the score is available in a modern stereo recording digitally remastered on compact discs. However, on the album the orchestra is the RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra. See more »

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Referenced in Frost/Nixon (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

Song of the High Seas
by Richard Rodgers
Williamson Music Company (ASCAP)
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Victory at Sea - a British perspective
27 December 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This is a beautiful piece of TV. I would not shell out on a 6-vol DVD if I thought otherwise. I saw it on BBC in 1960-61. But, looking at it 45 years on I feel it should be re-titled 'Victory in the Pacific' - I mean, there was some sort of war going on prior to Dec 41, and a lot of it at sea! OK, so the program makers did give that 25 minutes, but then gave Pearl Harbour another 25 minutes. And - those planes look a little like US planes with a 'rising sun'painted on. And one of those ships that blew up off Guadalcanal seems to be the same one that was hit by stukas 5 miles off Dover. He was also one of those that was hit off Anzio! That captain must be getting real sick! And all that underwater salvage work at Pearl Harbour gives the real impression that the fleet was salvaged (phrases such as 'raised from the deep'). Whatever the case, the Arizona wasn't one of them. For all this, it is beautiful TV. As history, may be 6/10. But, then for entertainment, watch the film. For accurate history, read the books!

Nick Baker, South Darenth, Kent UK


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