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In the Mediterranean in 1941 the Italians start using underwater chariots to mine the undersides of allied ships. Explosives expert Lionel Crabbe arrives in Gibralter to organise defences, ... See full summary »

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Dawn Addams ...
Third Officer Jill Masters, W.R.N.S.
Michael Craig ...
Leading Seaman Sid Knowles
John Clements ...
The Admiral
Sidney James ...
Chief Petty Officer Thorpe
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Able Seaman Morgan
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Able Seaman Fraser
Ian Whittaker ...
Ordinary Seaman Thomas
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Tomolino (as Arnoldo Foa)
Gianna Maria Canale ...
Conchita
Massimo Serato ...
Forzellini
Giacomo Rossi-Stuart ...
Rosati
Carlo Giustini ...
Fellini (as Carlo Justini)
Raymond Young ...
Celloni
David Lodge ...
Sergeant
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In the Mediterranean in 1941 the Italians start using underwater chariots to mine the undersides of allied ships. Explosives expert Lionel Crabbe arrives in Gibralter to organise defences, but finds only two British divers available to help him. Even more worrying, it seems likely that the Italians are secretly using neutral Spain across the bay as their key base. Written by Jeremy Perkins <jwp@aber.ac.uk>

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This movie went into production about a year after the much publicized disappearance of the movie's real life lead character, Lionel "Buster" Crabb OBE, GM (born 28 January 1909). Lionel Crabb was presumed dead on 19 April 1956 due to an alleged encounter from the Cold War. See more »

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During the first night of operations five merchant ships are blown up and a tanker set ablaze. The following morning Crabb and Thorpe talk of three ships sunk and the rest saved. See more »

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Outstanding film
12 October 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I first saw this film many years ago and was impressed even then with the realism and gritty nature it had given its age and the comparable output of the era.

British film fans will relish in an early role of Sid James proving he can act and plays the grizzled character very well indeed. Laurence Harvey excels as the leading character and the rest of the cast works extremely well indeed. There is very little jingoism in the film and its all the better for it and well worth a watch whenever its shown on TV.

Damn good to watch and based on real events of the time and exploits of the brave men of all sides who fought in the war.


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