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Corvette K-225 (1943)

Approved | | Drama, War | 29 September 1943 (USA)
The story of a Canadian WWII naval vessel, with a dramatic subplot concerning her first captain.

Directors:

Richard Rosson, Howard Hawks (uncredited)

Writer:

John Rhodes Sturdy (original screenplay) (as John Rhodes Sturdy Lieut. R.C.N.V.R.)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Randolph Scott ... Lieut. Commander MacClain
James Brown ... Lt. Paul Cartwright
Ella Raines ... Joyce Cartwright
Barry Fitzgerald ... Stooky O'Meara
Andy Devine ... Walsh
Fuzzy Knight ... Cricket
Noah Beery Jr. ... Stone
Richard Lane ... Vice Admiral
Thomas Gomez ... Smithy
David Bruce ... Lt. Rawlins
Murray Alper ... Jones
James Flavin ... 1st Lt. Bill Gardner
Walter Sande ... Evans
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Storyline

In 1943, 'Mac' MacClain, Canadian Navy, has lost his ship and many men to a German torpedo. While waiting for a new ship, he befriends Joyce Cartwright, sister of one of his dead officers. We follow the building and launch of new Corvette K-225, the 'HMCS Donnacona'. And who should be Mac's new subaltern but Joyce's other brother Paul, fresh out of the academy. Mac will do his best to make a good officer of Paul...if they both survive their hazardous sea duty. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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From the director of "Air Force" and "Sergeant York"..the screen's greatest drama of the sea!

Genres:

Drama | War

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 September 1943 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Corvettes in Action See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Universal Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

PCA certificate # 9514. See more »

Connections

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Bless 'Em All
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Words and Music by Jimmy Hughes, Frank Lake and Al Stillman
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Corvette vs. Destroyer Escort
11 August 2012 | by macfilmSee all my reviews

****I checked with a military buff friend of mine to be sure, but the Corvette was the Canadian name for a ship that would be classified as a destroyer escort****

I certainly agree with your assessment of the movie, but I'm going to "split a hair or two" about how a Corvette compares to other navy ships.

Actually, a Corvette was quite a bit smaller than an American Destroyer Escort. Corvettes were about 1000 tons and had one engine and screw. DEs had twin screw propulsion and were 1500 tons or more.

A Destroyer Escort was closer to what the Royal Canadian Navy called a Frigate, which was larger and had twin screws. A typical smallish convoy would have a Frigate and 4 Corvettes as its navy escort.

My dad served in the RCN doing convoy duty on HMCS Arnprior, a castle-class Corvette. He always felt that the depiction of a Corvette rolling in heavy seas as shown in the movie was spot on. The RCN joke was that "a Corvette would roll on wet grass".


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