At the end of World War II a Royal Navy submarine on routine patrol strikes and detonates a mine. The following explosion sinks the submarine, killing most of its crew. Frantic efforts then... See full summary »
After World War II, a Highland Regiment's acting Commanding Officer, who rose from the ranks, is replaced by a peace-time Oxford-educated Commanding Officer, leading to a dramatic conflict between the two.
This movie features Wylie Watson (Able Seaman Nobby Clarke), who played Memory in The 39 Steps (1935). Also, James Hayter (Able Seaman Higgins), who played Mr. Memory in The 39 Steps (1959). See more »
In the scene where the destroyers are first seen searching for the Trojan, the pennant letters on the side of one of the destroyers are seen in reverse. See more »
I first saw this movie at the time of its original release, & it has remained in my memory quite indelibly. Particularly as one of your submissions referred to the sinking of an actual British submarine at the time of the release of "morning departure". HMS "Truculent" was the name of that submarine & the nation was very somber, but I believe the the movie realistically brought home to the public what these submariners went through. My father had served in the Royal Navy during WWII on Destoyers & had his ship sunk under him while in the Mediterranean. So I appreciated the fine acting & portrayal of the courage of the men in the Royal Navy. John Mills always epitomized the character of the rolls he took & this was one of his best for me, except for maybe Scott of the Antartic, but that's another story.
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