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Convoy (1940)

A tale of the highs and lows of life protecting the vital convoys between America & England during WWII.

Director:

Pen Tennyson

Writers:

Patrick Kirwan (screen play), Pen Tennyson (screen play)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Clive Brook ... Captain Armitage
John Clements John Clements ... Lieutenant Cranford
Edward Chapman ... Captain Eckersley
Judy Campbell ... Lucy Armitage
Penelope Dudley-Ward ... Mabel
Edward Rigby ... Mr. Matthews
Charles Williams Charles Williams ... 'Shorty' Howard
Allan Jeayes Allan Jeayes ... Commander Blount (as Alan Jeayes)
Michael Wilding ... 'Dot'
Harold Warrender Harold Warrender ... Lt. Commander Martin
David Hutcheson David Hutcheson ... Captain Sandeman
George Carney ... Bates
Al Millen Al Millen ... Knowles
Charles Farrell ... Walker
John Laurie ... Gates
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Storyline

Lt. Cranford lives the life of a playboy sportsman until the outbreak of war when he joins the Royal Navy and is assigned to convoy protection duties. The convoy is a part of the vital supply chain that is all that is allowing Britain to fight off the Nazi threat. A German battleship targets the convoy protection ships and a deadly game of cat and mouse ensues. Written by Steve Crook <steve@brainstorm.co.uk>

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The Life-Line of an Empire in Action! See more »

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Drama | War

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 January 1941 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Konvoj See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Ealing Studios See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Ultra Violet Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Two of the U-boats named, U40 and U42, had been sunk in 1939 by mines and the Royal Navy (HMS Imogen and HMS Ilex) respectively. U37 (the one sunk in the film) fought through the war until 1945, sinking 55 ships and damaging 1. See more »

Goofs

When the order is given to 'Cease Fire', an officer speaks into the speaking tubes. However, these were put out of action earlier with orders being passed along a chain of men. See more »

Crazy Credits

Opening credits prefatory title: " CONVOY" is dedicated in all gratitude to the Officers and Men of the Royal and Merchant Navies. Their cheerful co-operation made it possible to present the many scenes in our film which were taken at sea under actual wartime conditions. See more »


Soundtracks

Eternal Father, strong to save
(also known as "Royal Navy Hymn") (uncredited)
Lyrics by William Whiting
Music by John B. Dykes
Sung by the survivors at the church parade back in harbour
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gamages dear boy gamages
18 March 2007 | by malcolmgswSee all my reviews

The title to this review is according to legend the remarks of Noel Coward when coming out of a screening.To those of you too young to know Gamages was a big department store on the corner of High Holborn and Grays Inn Road,which in its toy department sold lots of model planes and boats.If you look at the battle scenes it is quite apparent that the crew of this film have never been further than the water tank that used to be situated under the floor of the main stage at Ealing.There are lots of familiar faces such as the up and coming Michael Wilding and Stewart Granger.This is essentially stiff upper lip flag waving material.Which is enjoyable if rather dated,so just suspend your disbelief when watching this.


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