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We Dive at Dawn (1943)

Not Rated | | Action, Drama, War | 28 June 1943 (UK)
All leave is cancelled so that a British submarine can be sent after a new German warship. They chase it so far that they have no fuel to get home.

Director:

Anthony Asquith

Writers:

J.B. Williams (story), Val Valentine (story) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
John Mills ... Captain - Lt. Taylor, R.N.
Louis Bradfield Louis Bradfield ... First Officer - Lt. Brace, R.N.R.
Ronald Millar Ronald Millar ... Third Officer - Lt. Johnson, RNVR
Jack Watling ... Navigating Officer - Lt. Gordon, R.N.
Reginald Purdell Reginald Purdell ... Coxwain - C / P.O. Dabbs
Caven Watson Caven Watson ... Chief Engine Room Artificer - C / P.O. Duncan
Niall MacGinnis ... Torpedo Gunner's Mate - C / P.O. Mike Corrigan
Eric Portman ... On Hydrophones - L / S. Hobson
Leslie Weston Leslie Weston ... Leading Torpedo Operator - L / S Tug Wilson
Norman Williams Norman Williams ... Periscope Operator - 'Canada'
Lionel Grose Lionel Grose ... Torpedo Operator - 'Spud'
David Peel ... Helmsman - 'Oxford'
Philip Godfrey Philip Godfrey ... Steward - 'Flunkey'
Robert Wilton Jnr Robert Wilton Jnr ... Cook - 'Pincher' (as Robert Wilton)
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Storyline

The crew of submarine H.M.S. Sea Tiger have their leave (and assorted family problems) cut short when they are recalled for a special mission: sink the new German battleship Brandenburg. En route, they learn that their target has entered the heavily defended Baltic. Rather than fail, they follow it. Tension builds as they approach their target. After the attempt, escape seems impossible, unless they can refuel in enemy waters. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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Stark drama ashore THAT MATCHES THEIR THRILLS IN THE DEEP! See more »

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Action | Drama | War

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

UK

Language:

English | German

Release Date:

28 June 1943 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Mergulhamos ao Amanhecer See more »

Company Credits

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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Mono (BAF Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

One of the submarines used for this movie, the P615, was sunk in action a few months later. She was torpedoed by the U123 near Sierra Leone on April 18, 1943. All forty-four crewmembers lost their lives. See more »

Goofs

The Feldwebel has a German uniform, but British signs of his grade on the arms. A German NCO has signs on the shoulder, not on the arms, and not this kind of sign. See more »

Quotes

[LS Hobson volunteers to go ashore on a dangerous mission]
Lt. Freddie Taylor: [worried] You realize, Hobson, that if you're caught in a German uniform, then it *won't* just be a question being *taken prisoner*-!
L / S. Hobson: There's nobody to cry for *me*, sir.
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Crazy Credits

Opening credits prologue: H. M. S. "Sea Tiger" See more »

Connections

Referenced in I See a Dark Stranger (1946) See more »

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Written by Stephen Adams and Frederick Edward Weatherly
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"Let Me Know When You Have Trim"
14 March 2002 | by John L.See all my reviews

In most US made submarine action movies the process of torpedoing the enemy appears fairly straightforward and painless. Clark Gable, Cary Grant and Tyrone Power never seem to miss. In this movie one gets the sense that it is not so easy to sink an enemy ship at range. In this movie during the battle scene the Coxswain can't seem to keep the boat level in the water, the first officer forgets to read the bearing, someone else seems to be asleep at the switch at a vital moment. This little bit of realisim was appreciated by this viewer.

The best line in the movie is when the cook bites into a dinner sausage prepared for the crew grimmaces and comments "No wonder they stopped dog racing" or words to that effect.


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