Starring: Randolph Scott with James Brown Noah Beery, Jr. Barry Fitzgerald, Andy Devine, Fuzzy Knight, David Bruce, Thomas Gomez, Richard Lane and Ella Raines
The story follows a particularly perilous voyage from Halifax, Nova Scotia to Britain.
The nail-biting tension is heightened by our knowledge that the film uses actual historic sea combat footage!
Better known previously for his ‘tall in the saddle’ Western roles, Randolph Scott brings dignity and restraint to the role of a heroic Canadian Navy commander in what’s possibly his finest performance.
In addition to the thrilling battle scenes, as the doughty Corvette strives to protect the convoys from attack after attack, the film has far greater emotional maturity and depth than most Hollywood wartime action films.
Not only is there a terrific supporting cast including Barry Fitzgerald (The Quiet Man), Ella Raines (Hail the Conquering Hero), Thomas Gomez (Key Largo), Noah Beery Jr. (The Rockford Files) and even a glimpse of a young Robert Mitchum (The Night of the Hunter), there’s also room for a romantic sub-plot!
Release Date: 9th May 2016
Year of production: 1943
Running Time: 98 min
Cat No: 164456
No Disc: 1