In the waning days of WWI, a U.S. "Mystery Ship," sets sail for the coast of Spain towing a submarine. Their mission is to find and sink a U-boat that has been especially effective in ...
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In the waning days of WWI, a U.S. "Mystery Ship," sets sail for the coast of Spain towing a submarine. Their mission is to find and sink a U-boat that has been especially effective in attacking Allied shipping. Posing as a harmless schooner, the mystery ship is in fact fitted with a formidable gun capable of sinking a U-boat. Stopping in the Canary Islands to refuel, the crew interacts with locals involved with Germans, and with Germans themselves, including the sister of the U-Boat commander, who is lurking offshore waiting for the coming battle.Written by
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The submarine depicted as U-172 in the film is the USS Argonaut, SS-166, Ex V-4. At the time the largest submarine in the world! The real German WW II U-Boat U-172 was not launched till July 31, 1941. See more »
I suspect that the poster from Oklahoma hasn't seen many other films from the early talkie era, because the pace and acting aren't bad for the times. What's most striking about this early Ford talkie is the location (shipboard) filming-- few films from the studio era make such a point of actually filming at sea instead of on a set in front of a sky backdrop. The vivid realism of these scenes is the most striking thing about the film today.
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