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Morning Departure (1946)

Not Rated | | Drama | TV Movie 1 December 1946
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 ... See full summary »

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Harold Clayton

Writer:

Kenneth Woollard (play)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Nigel Patrick ... Lt-Cmdr. Stanford
John Stevens John Stevens ... Lt. Oakley (credit only)
Derek Elphinstone Derek Elphinstone ... Lt. Manson
Ronald Adam ... Lt. McFee
John Baker John Baker ... Petty Officer Barlow
Alban Blakelock Alban Blakelock ... Leading Seaman Hillbrook
Patrick Macnee ... Stoker Marks (credit only)
Anthony Hudson Anthony Hudson ... Stoker Snipe
Cameron Hall Cameron Hall ... Able Seaman Higgins
Michael Hordern ... Commander Gates
Robert Raglan ... Commander Whately
Fred Groves Fred Groves ... Captain Fenton
Ronald Fortt Ronald Fortt ... Captain Marshall
Michael Rose Michael Rose ... Brackley
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Michael Caine ... Teaboy
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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 take place to rescue those remaining left alive. Written by Tim Kerr-Thomson

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Certificate:

Not Rated
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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 December 1946 (UK) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Movie and television debut of Sir Michael Caine (Teaboy). See more »

Connections

Version of Operation Disaster (1950) See more »

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The 33 Year Old Nigel Patrick
23 October 2003 | by Single-Black-MaleSee all my reviews

Having made his screen debut in 1940 at the age of 27, Nigel Patrick had to wait another six years before he was offered a role in this television play. The late 40's, early 50's was the period when live television plays were in currency, and Patrick managed to ride the crest of the waves.


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