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 »

Connections

Referenced in Frost/Nixon (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

Song of the High Seas
by Richard Rodgers
Williamson Music Company (ASCAP)
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This series prompted me to join the Navy.
19 June 1999 | by (Las Vegas, Nv.) – See all my reviews

I first watched this film series at the age of 13 and to say the least I was enchanted. Richard Rogers Music was a huge boost to a documentary that was unequaled then and since. The stark black and white film and the real footage went a long way in providing the realism. I found the Narration excellent along with the haunting refrains of Rogers' score in the background. I have watched the film all 26 episodes time and time again and of course have the original records including the one with sound effects. I strongly recommend the series to anyone interested in the History of World War 11 as it pertained to the U.S. Navy and Marine Corp.


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