The British Navy engages German U-Boats and the pocket battleship Graf Spee in the South Atlantic. Meanwhile, the United States exerts it's influence to keep the Vichy French from turning vessels in Martinique belonging to the surrendered French government from falling into German hands. Written by
Did You Know?
Richard Rodgers' haunting tango in Episode 10, Beneath the Southern Cross, is likely the very first made-for-TV original orchestral work (and perhaps the only one) to be converted into a song in a Broadway musical. When Rodgers and Hammerstein's unsuccessful musical "Me and Juliet" opened on Broadway in 1953, the principal love song from the show, "No Other Love", used the melody of the tango with lyrics fitted to it by Oscar Hammerstein II
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