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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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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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8 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
Victory at Sea - a British perspective, 27 December 2005
Author: nick-894 from United Kingdom

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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