Twenty-six episode series about naval combat during World War Two. Famous for its music score, eloquent narration and combat footage.
Reviews

On Disc

at Amazon

Episodes

Seasons


Years



1  
1953   1952  
Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

The War (TV Mini-Series 2007)
Documentary | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.1/10 X  

A seven-part series focusing on the many ways in which the Second World War impacted the lives of American families.

Stars: Keith David, Katharine Phillips, Tom Hanks
Documentary | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9/10 X  

A feature-length condensed version of the documentary TV series Victory at Sea (1952).

Director: Isaac Kleinerman
Stars: Alexander Scourby, Harold Alexander, Alan Brooke
WWII in HD (TV Mini-Series 2009)
Documentary | History | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  

Follow the lives of soldiers who lived World War II, through previously unseen color footage.

Stars: Gary Sinise, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Charles Scheffel
The First World War (TV Mini-Series 2003)
Documentary | History | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  

A comprehensive survey of the history of World War I.

Stars: Jonathan Lewis, Voja Tankosic, Archduke Franz Ferdinand
The Civil War (TV Mini-Series 1990)
Documentary | History | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.4/10 X  

A comprehensive survey of the American Civil War.

Stars: David McCullough, Sam Waterston, Julie Harris
The World at War (TV Mini-Series 1973)
Documentary | History | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.3/10 X  

A series of documentaries about World War II.

Stars: Laurence Olivier, Anthony Eden, Averell Harriman
World War II in Colour (TV Series 2009)
Documentary | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  

Recounts the events of world War II in color.

Stars: Robert Powell, Adolf Hitler, Winston Churchill
World War 1 in Colour (TV Mini-Series 2003)
Documentary | History | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

Documentary using computer colorized footage from World War I to give the audience the feel of how it really looked back during the war.

Stars: Kenneth Branagh, Arthur Barraclough, Arthur Halestrap
Drama | History | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

Two friends, one northern and one southern, struggle to maintain their friendship as events build towards the American Civil War.

Stars: Kirstie Alley, Georg Stanford Brown, David Carradine
The West (TV Series 1996)
Documentary | History | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

Stephen Ives' "The West" is a PBS 4-Video Series co-produced by Ken Burns: - "Death Runs Riot" 85 min. - "Fight No More Forever" 85 min. - "Ghost Dance" 58 min. - "The People" 82 min.

Stars: Peter Coyote, N. Scott Momaday, Murphy Guyer
Certificate: Passed Drama | History | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

In the wake of Pearl Harbor, a young lieutenant leaves his expectant wife to volunteer for a secret bombing mission which will take the war to the Japanese homeland.

Director: Mervyn LeRoy
Stars: Spencer Tracy, Van Johnson, Robert Walker
The Rat Patrol (1966–1968)
Action | Drama | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

The World War II North African missions of an Allied commando patrol squad of the Long Range Desert Group.

Stars: Christopher George, Gary Raymond, Eric Braeden
Edit

Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Leonard Graves ...
 Narrator (26 episodes, 1952-1953)
Edit

Storyline

Twenty-six episode series about naval combat during World War Two. Famous for its music score, eloquent narration and combat footage.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

26 October 1952 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Voitto merellä  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(26 episodes)

Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

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

Version of Victory at Sea (1954) See more »

Soundtracks

Song of the High Seas
by Richard Rodgers
Williamson Music Company (ASCAP)
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Victory at Sea TOPS!
29 November 2005 | by (Hazelwood, MO USA) – See all my reviews

I watched the series "Victory at Sea" when it was first aired in 1952 and 1953. My dad had me sit with him to watch the documentary week after week. I loved it! Even when my brother was born 10 January 1953. The doctor said my mom would be in labor quite a while, but dad said she would have the baby and he would be home to watch Victory at Sea. He was!

I viewed this several times over the years on PBS, and eventually purchased the VHS copies. I cannot watch this without recalling my dad telling me the places shown where he was stationed, and the events he witnessed. I totally associate this set with my father.

Now I have the DVD set, and just watched it again between Vet's day and my father's 85th birthday in 2005. I miss him all the more since his passing in 2002 watching this set. I LOVE the music!While my dad told me about the war my mom told me about the music. Much of the music is from musicals composed by Richard Rodgers in collaboration with hart. The music for all planes flying is in F sharp, and many other specific key usages. You really need a musical ear to fully appreciate Victory at Sea!!!!

Watching this series is overwhelming to say the least. I once watched the first eight episodes in one day straight through. THat was hard to take, but I sure appreciated this being recorded!

Terry Klasek Saint Louis, Missouri


15 of 16 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
staged and fake footage? spud-boy
Great Find sipowicz
New Blu Ray version. thegalaxybeing
Alexander Scourby NewtonFigg
Credit to Amazon LouisRenault
Discuss Victory at Sea (1952) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?