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PT Raiders (1955)
"The Ship That Died of Shame" (original title)

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A trio of ex-servicemen begin smuggling innocuous black market items into post-war Britain but through greed they graduate to more sinister cargo.

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George Hoskins
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Bill Randall
Bill Owen ...
Birdie
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Helen Randall
Roland Culver ...
Maj. Fordyce
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The Customs Officer
Ralph Truman ...
Sir Richard
John Chandos ...
Raines
Harold Goodwin ...
Second Customs Officer
John Longden ...
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After intense wartime naval experiences a trio buy their old ship but then have to use it for smuggling and worse, before finally having to come to their senses. Written by Steve Crook <steve@brainstorm.co.uk>

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Adventure on the high seas! See more »

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Crime | Drama | Film-Noir

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30 January 1956 (Sweden)  »

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First film of David Langton. See more »

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At the end, after the ship has crashed onto the rocks, the ship slides off the rocks and sinks but the front part of the hull has no damage. See more »

Quotes

Birdie: She won't do it... not after what we made her do, not after that! She's got her pride - like all of us! She won't do it! You can't blame her!
Bill Randall (skipper of 1087: No, Birdie, I don't blame her.
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Every Inch a Sailor
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Written by Jack Fishman
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Well worth watching
24 January 2013 | by (london,england) – See all my reviews

Despie my interest in post war films and all things Naval, I have not heard of this film. How I have missed it is beyond me.

George Baker is fantastic as the lead and Bill Owen, known to me as Compo, is a revelation. Richard Attenborough is perfect as always and the roles played by Bernard Lee and Virginia McKenna are small but superb.

I must now read the book to see how the author handled the many strands and ending, which is a little disappointing in the film. Few people in today's Britain understand the stress and strain on on those demobbed at the end of WW2 but I suspect that with growing redundancies of front line troops in Afghanistan, the stories and threads explored in this film will strike a modern chord.


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