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We Dive at Dawn (1943)

Not Rated | | Action, Drama, War | 28 June 1943 (UK)
All leave is cancelled so that a British submarine can be sent after a new German warship. They chase it so far that they have no fuel to get home.

Director:

Anthony Asquith

Writers:

J.B. Williams (story), Val Valentine (story) | 2 more credits »
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Complete credited cast:
John Mills ... Captain - Lt. Taylor, R.N.
Louis Bradfield Louis Bradfield ... First Officer - Lt. Brace, R.N.R.
Ronald Millar Ronald Millar ... Third Officer - Lt. Johnson, RNVR
Jack Watling ... Navigating Officer - Lt. Gordon, R.N.
Reginald Purdell Reginald Purdell ... Coxwain - C / P.O. Dabbs
Caven Watson Caven Watson ... Chief Engine Room Artificer - C / P.O. Duncan
Niall MacGinnis ... Torpedo Gunner's Mate - C / P.O. Mike Corrigan
Eric Portman ... On Hydrophones - L / S. Hobson
Leslie Weston Leslie Weston ... Leading Torpedo Operator - L / S Tug Wilson
Norman Williams Norman Williams ... Periscope Operator - 'Canada'
Lionel Grose Lionel Grose ... Torpedo Operator - 'Spud'
David Peel ... Helmsman - 'Oxford'
Philip Godfrey Philip Godfrey ... Steward - 'Flunkey'
Robert Wilton Jnr Robert Wilton Jnr ... Cook - 'Pincher' (as Robert Wilton)
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Storyline

The crew of submarine H.M.S. Sea Tiger have their leave (and assorted family problems) cut short when they are recalled for a special mission: sink the new German battleship Brandenburg. En route, they learn that their target has entered the heavily defended Baltic. Rather than fail, they follow it. Tension builds as they approach their target. After the attempt, escape seems impossible, unless they can refuel in enemy waters. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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A Tense Drama Of Under-The-Sea Heroism ! See more »

Genres:

Action | Drama | War

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

UK

Language:

English | German

Release Date:

28 June 1943 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Mergulhamos ao Amanhecer See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (BAF Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

One of the submarines used for this movie, the P615, was sunk in action a few months later. She was torpedoed by the U123 near Sierra Leone on April 18, 1943. All forty-four crewmembers lost their lives. See more »

Goofs

The sub is submerged; the Captain is using the periscope to view a target. He then orders a 15 degree turn, but the Captain continues to view the target without moving the periscope to adjust for the turn. See more »

Quotes

L / S. Hobson: [to a fish and chips shop owner] Hello, you old grease-spot; Still frying the same old *dogfish*?
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Crazy Credits

Opening credits prologue: H. M. S. "Sea Tiger" See more »


Soundtracks

The Last Rose of Summer
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Arranged by Louis Levy
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Tight, taut drama, not for the movie goer who cannot think
6 March 2003 | by AsgardianSee all my reviews

This movie is all about reality, submarine warfare in WW2 was not a clean precise science. There were no computers giving exact enemy details, there was no precise instrumentation to 100% control the sub. Not all the crew went to fight with a song in their heart, and a smile on their dial.

People with expectations of seeing a "pretty war" in this movie will be grossly disappointed, .............. GOOD, they deserve to be disappointed, they deserve to have reality shoved into their face.

War is not clean, exact, fought by people about to break into song. It is endured by scared, cold/burnt, hungry, desperate people willing to do anything to survive.

"We Dive at Dawn" is a fine example portraying a desperate situation needing desperate actions.


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