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North Sea Patrol (1938)

Luck of the Navy (original title)
With international relations strained and war a possibility, Commander Stanton is given a special mission.

Director:

Norman Lee

Writers:

Clifford Mills (adapted from the play by) (as Mrs. Clifford Mills), Clifford Grey (screen play)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Geoffrey Toone ... Commdr. Clive Stanton
Clifford Evans ... Lieut. Peel
John Wood John Wood ... Sub. Lieut Wing Eden
Albert Burdon Albert Burdon ... Noakes
Alf Goddard Alf Goddard ... Tomkins
Henry Oscar ... Commdr. Perrin
Edmund Breon ... Admiral Maybridge
Doris Hare Doris Hare ... Mrs. Maybridge
Judy Kelly ... Cynthia Maybridge
Daphne Raglan Daphne Raglan ... Dora Maybridge
Kenneth Kent Kenneth Kent ... Col. Suvaroff (as Keneth Kent)
Marguerite Allan Marguerite Allan ... Anna Suvaroff
Olga Lindo Olga Lindo ... Mrs. Rance
Leslie Perrins ... Briggs
Frank Fox Frank Fox ... Francois
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With international relations strained and war a possibility, Commander Stanton is given a special mission.

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Genres:

Drama

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 December 1939 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

North Sea Patrol See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Black and White (archive footage)| Black and White

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

This film received its initial USA telecast Sunday 8 February 1942 on New York City's pioneer television station WNBT (Channel 1); 7 years later, it was one of about three dozen British films picked up by CBS in 1949 for television presentation in New York City on WCBS (Channel 2) and broadcast once again Saturday 12 November 1949. See more »

Connections

Remake of The Luck of the Navy (1927) See more »

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Historical curiosity
12 February 2017 | by malcolmgswSee all my reviews

This was one of a number of "war" films made in the late thirties before the outbreak of war.This was made shortly after the signing of the Munich agreement.It reflects the fears of the audience.It is implied that the enemy will be Germany.One of the characters says Ach so.Geoffrey Toone is a naval officer charged with the job of stopping the plans of the enemy to invade England across the North Sea.His girlfriend lives in a house which is a hotbed of spies and fifth columnists.The idea of fifth columnists was a significant feature of the early war years.By the way the cook is played by Joan Fred Romney not the immortal Fred.


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