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Above Us the Waves (1955)

The attack by British submarines on the German battleship "Tirpitz" in a Norwegian fjord during the Second World War.

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Cmdr. Fraser
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Lt Alec Duffy
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Lt Tom Corbett
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Adm. Ryder
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Smart
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Abercrombie
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Captain of the Tirpitz
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Cox
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Ramsey
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German Officer
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McCleery
Cyril Chamberlain ...
CPO Chubb
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George (as Anthony Wager)
Leslie Weston ...
Winley
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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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26 October 1956 (USA)  »

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1.66 : 1
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In this movie, the name of the vessel that carried the manned human torpedo chariots was called "Ingebord" but the actual one was named "Arthur". See more »

Goofs

In the scene where the captured Brits are being "escorted" down the gangway of the Tirpitz, the German sailors are prodding them not with German weapons, but British Sterling sub machine guns. See more »

Quotes

Adm. Ryder: What the devil's that?
Cmdr. Fraser: Proof sir.
Adm. Ryder: Proof?
Cmdr. Fraser: Yes sir. Those were dummy charges on the hull of this ship. If they hadn't been dummies, you'd be on the bottom now sir, for the duration.
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The Sky Boat Song
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A good and enjoyable movie
14 April 2015 | by (singapore) – See all my reviews

Reference A Boy's Own Story. It was actually Donald Sinden and not John Gregson who pushed the mine away. Otherwise a good summary as are all the others. I had not seen this film for many years and it brought back memories of an earlier time when things were so much simpler The acting was good and the Brit stiff upper lip was very evident. The actions of the Germans was as I expect they were in the German Navy. At the time of the making of this movie many Brit movies, whether comedy or drama were being made and the acting was good and there were no overt scenes of gratuitous sex and violence in those days. It would have been good in color but not much of that in those days.


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