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Above Us the Waves (1955)

 -  Drama | War  -  26 October 1956 (USA)
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The attack by British submarines on the German battleship "Tirpitz" in a Norwegian fjord during the Second World War.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Cmdr. Fraser
John Gregson ...
Lt Alec Duffy
...
Lt Tom Corbett
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Adm. Ryder
Michael Medwin ...
Smart
James Kenney ...
Abercrombie
O.E. Hasse ...
Captain of the Tirpitz (as O. E. Hasse)
Lee Patterson ...
Cox
William Russell ...
Ramsey
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German Officer
Harry Towb ...
McCleery
Cyril Chamberlain ...
CPO Chubb
Tony Wager ...
George (as Anthony Wager)
Leslie Weston ...
Winley
Lyndon Brook ...
Diver Navigator, X2
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Storyline

In World War II, the greatest threat to the British navy is the German battleship Tirpitz. Being anchored in a Norwegian fjord, it is impossible to attack it with any chance of success. But the navy trains a special commando to attack it, using little submarines to plant underwater explosives under it. Written by Mattias Thuresson

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The amazing story of the Navy's undersea midget raiders! See more »

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Drama | War

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26 October 1956 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Operatie Tirpitz  »

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(Western Electric Recording)

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1.66 : 1
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Trivia

The code-name of the real life World War II mission that this film was based on was Operation Source. This operation utilized the Royal Navy's midget X class submarines. See more »

Goofs

The sub machine guns have wooden stock so are definitely not Stirlings which have curved magazines also. They look more like MP28 Schmiessers (not to be confused with the falsely named MP38/40) or Erma EMP35 which would have been in second line naval service at the time. (They may have been Austrian/Swiss Steyr-Solthuthurn MP34/S1-100 or even British Lanchester MK1 which were used by the RN in the war.) See more »

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Soundtracks

The Sky Boat Song
(uncredited)
Traditional
Arranged by Arthur Benjamin
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Brilliant!
15 May 2002 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

This is a brilliant Naval film. The failed midgit submarines, that caused heavy casualties, when attepmting to sink the so called "Unsinkable" Tirpitz. John Mills plays the part of a captain very well, in the struggle to prove them, and then failing. With Lyndon Brook, and Lee Patterson to, it makes a great movie. Deffintaly worth seeing!


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