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Action in the North Atlantic (1943)

Approved | | Action, Drama, War | 12 June 1943 (USA)
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An American tanker is sunk by a German U-boat and the survivors spend eleven days at sea on a raft. They're next assigned to the liberty ship "Sea Witch" bound for Murmansk through the sub-stalked North Atlantic.

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Lieutenant Joe Rossi is 1st Officer on a Liberty Ship in a great convoy bound from Halifax to Murmansk. After German subs crushed the convoy his ship loses the convoy and is heading alone to Murmansk. In spite of attacks by German planes and subs he get the ship safely to Murmansk... Written by Stephan Eichenberg <eichenbe@fak-cbg.tu-muenchen.de>

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Warner Bros. thunderous story of the men of the merchant marine!

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Action | Drama | War

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Actual German and Soviet dialogue and aircraft were used in the movie. See more »

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Harness support cables are visible when Jarvis abandons ship and climbs down the knotted rope. See more »

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other: [title card] "Today in the face of this newest and greatest challenge of them all, we of the United Nations have cleared our decks and taken our battle stations. It is the will of the people that America shall deliver the goods. It can never be doubted that the goods will be delivered by this nation, which believes in the tradition of 'Damn the torpedoes; full speed ahead!'" Franklin D. Roosevelt
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Edited into Christmas in Connecticut (1945) See more »

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Columbia, Gem of the Ocean
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aka "The Red, White and Blue"
Played when the Seawitch heads out to sea
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The Merchant Marines Movie
23 October 1999 | by See all my reviews

Certainly there have been many war movies made about WWII. But this is the only one I can recall that is about the Merchant Marines' efforts. Made during the height of the war, this film boasts of a splendid cast (even if they are somewhat predictable in their characters), and spectacular cinematography. I highly recommend this film to those who have never seen it. Bogart & Massey are great. A solid 10.


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