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Seasons:
1
Release Date:
26 October 1952 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
Twenty-six episode series about naval combat during World War Two. Famous for its music score, eloquent narration and combat footage.
Awards:
Won Primetime Emmy. Another 1 win & 1 nomination See more »
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10 Memorable TV Scores
 (From SoundOnSight. 16 August 2011, 11:51 PM, PDT)

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Cast

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Leonard Graves ... Narrator (26 episodes, 1952-1953)
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Series Directed by
M. Clay Adams (12 episodes, 1952-1953)
 
Series Writing credits
Richard Hanser (13 episodes, 1952-1953)
Henry Salomon (13 episodes, 1952-1953)

Series Produced by
Henry Salomon .... producer (13 episodes, 1952-1953)
 
Series Original Music by
Richard Rodgers (12 episodes, 1952-1953)
 
Series Film Editing by
Isaac Kleinerman (11 episodes, 1952-1953)
 
Series Sound Department
Ray Griswold .... sound re-recording mixer (26 episodes, 1952-1953)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Paul Mohn .... camera operator (20 episodes, 1952-1953)
 
Series Music Department
Robert Russell Bennett .... conductor and arranger / arranger and conductor / ... (24 episodes, 1952-1953)
NBC Symphony Orchestra .... orchestra (24 episodes, 1952-1953)
 
Series Other crew
Walter Karig .... technical advisor (11 episodes, 1952-1953)
Robert W. Sarnoff .... coordinator (10 episodes, 1952-1953)
 

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Runtime:
30 min (26 episodes)
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Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound System)

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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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Soundtrack:
Song of the High SeasSee more »

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10 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
Victory is elusive, 26 December 2005
Author: ejrjr from Studio City, CA

Victory At Sea is a great television series about World War 2 produced by NBC in conjunction with the U.S. Navy. Most of the footage was shot by Navy cameramen. NBC edited the footage, added a host and the musical score by Richard Rogers. That was reality TV in the early days of television production. While this a comprehensive and educational series and should be watched, viewers should be aware the version released by A&E on DVD is substandard as the sound level constantly fluctuates. The version released by Studio 1 has much better sound but the episodes are abridged and the distributor does not warn consumers. But, for the price buy the Studio 1 release. It is much more satisfying than the A&E version. Buyer beware.

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