Hitler's doctor is gradually realising that the Nazi regime isn't as good as it pretends to be when his friends start to "disappear" into the camps. His wife is courted by the party and ... See full summary »
Lt. Cranford lives the life of a playboy sportsman until the outbreak of war when he joins the Royal Navy and is assigned to convoy protection duties. The convoy is a part of the vital supply chain that is all that is allowing Britain to fight off the Nazi threat. A German battleship targets the convoy protection ships and a deadly game of cat and mouse ensues.Written by
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There was no German battleship of the name, Deutschland, in the Second World War. There was a pocket battleship/ heavy cruiser named the Lutzow, which had been called the Deutschland but the name was changed in 1939 for morale reasons. (It was thought that the psychological effect on the German people of losing a ship named Deutschland would be too great.) See more »
When the U-boat sailors batten down the hatches on the SS Seaflower, a man is seen climbing up the ladder with a hat and scarf on. The film cuts away looking up the ladder and when it cuts back, the same man starts to climb the ladder again, this time without a hat. See more »
Opening credits prefatory title: " CONVOY" is dedicated in all gratitude to the Officers and Men of the Royal and Merchant Navies. Their cheerful co-operation made it possible to present the many scenes in our film which were taken at sea under actual wartime conditions. See more »
The title to this review is according to legend the remarks of Noel Coward when coming out of a screening.To those of you too young to know Gamages was a big department store on the corner of High Holborn and Grays Inn Road,which in its toy department sold lots of model planes and boats.If you look at the battle scenes it is quite apparent that the crew of this film have never been further than the water tank that used to be situated under the floor of the main stage at Ealing.There are lots of familiar faces such as the up and coming Michael Wilding and Stewart Granger.This is essentially stiff upper lip flag waving material.Which is enjoyable if rather dated,so just suspend your disbelief when watching this.
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