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Victory at Sea 

Twenty-six episode series about naval combat during World War Two. Famous for its music score, eloquent narration and combat footage.
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1953   1952  
Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Leonard Graves Leonard Graves ...  Narrator 26 episodes, 1952-1953
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Twenty-six episode series about naval combat during World War Two. Famous for its music score, eloquent narration and combat footage.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 October 1952 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Voitto merellä See more »

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(26 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The score, by Richard Rodgers with Robert Russell Bennett conducting the NBC Symphony Orchestra, was such a hit that recordings have been almost continually available. Over 50 years after the original broadcast, the score, played by RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra, is available in a modern stereo recording, digitally remastered on compact disc. See more »

Alternate Versions

This documentary series was so popular that, several years later, in 1954, the footage from the 26 episodes was edited, and a 35mm negative was prepared, for a theatrical release in a 98 minute version. During the next decade this version was released in many foreign countries, including some of the former Axis powers. This gave audiences the chance to see the footage on a large screen and hear Richard Rodger's famous symphonic score in higher fidelity from the large theater speakers. See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Wonder Years: Goodbye (1990) See more »

Soundtracks

Song of the High Seas
by Richard Rodgers
Williamson Music Company (ASCAP)
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Stands the test of time
9 September 2002 | by wilstreamSee all my reviews

Even in Black and White, Victory at Sea stands as a TV masterpiece. Their production techniques a half century ago using a dramatic musical score to allow the action to flow in lieu of unnecessary chatter, but with the occasional powerful voice of Leonard Graves to tie the scenes together was a model for NFL Films.


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