During the war off Nova Scotia a fishing boat comes across a badly damaged Danish schooner with only the captain aboard after it has apparently been shelled by a German U-boat. Not realising the sinister real purpose of the larger boat, the fishermen agree to tow it into an isolated harbour.
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CARGO THAT BLASTS THE SEAS WIDE OPEN! (original poster-all caps)
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Based on the novel "The Gaunt Woman" by Edmund Gilliagan which was serialized in The Saturday Evening Post from October 10 to November 21, 1942. See more
A crewman states that the mystery vessel must be Danish because the only remaining square riggers are Danish. In fact, Germany also had square rigged ships during this period. One became the American Coast Guard "Eagle" and one the Russian "Tovarisch" as war prizes taken following World War II. See more
Opening credits prologue: GLOUCESTER, MASS. 1943 See more