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26 October 1952 (USA) See more »
Twenty-six episode series about naval combat during World War Two. Famous for its music score, eloquent narration and combat footage.
Won Primetime Emmy. Another 1 win & 1 nomination See more »
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 (Series Cast Summary - 1 of 4)
Leonard Graves ... Narrator (26 episodes, 1952-1953)

Series Directed by
M. Clay Adams (25 episodes, 1952-1953)
Series Writing credits
Richard Hanser (26 episodes, 1952-1953)
Henry Salomon (26 episodes, 1952-1953)

Series Produced by
Henry Salomon .... producer (26 episodes, 1952-1953)
Series Original Music by
Richard Rodgers (26 episodes, 1952-1953)
Series Film Editing by
Isaac Kleinerman (25 episodes, 1952-1953)
Series Sound Department
Ray Griswold .... re-recording mixer (26 episodes, 1952-1953)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Richard L. Rawlings .... camera operator (26 episodes, 1952-1953)
Paul Mohn .... camera operator (20 episodes, 1952-1953)
Series Music Department
Robert Russell Bennett .... conductor and arranger / arranger and conductor / ... (25 episodes, 1952-1953)
NBC Symphony Orchestra .... orchestra (24 episodes, 1952-1953)
Series Other crew
Walter Karig .... technical advisor / technical adviser (26 episodes, 1952-1953)
Robert W. Sarnoff .... coordinator (24 episodes, 1952-1953)

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Additional Details

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

Did You Know?

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 »
Movie Connections:
Song of the High SeasSee more »


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11 out of 12 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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