Action in the North Atlantic (12-Jun-1943)
Director: Lloyd Bacon
Writers: John Howard Lawson; A. I. Bezzerides; W. R. Burnett
From story: Heroes Without Uniform by Guy Gilpatric
Music by: Adolph Deutsch
Producer: Jerry Wald
Keywords: Drama, WWII
Review by anonymous (posted on 21-Aug-2006)
I grew up in Halifax
Nova Scotia Canada (born in 1930) Halifax Nova Scotia was the great
North Atlantic Convoy Port (RCN-RN Convoy Numbers of ships proceeding
fom Halifax NS started with the Prefix HS. Action In The North Atlantic
is an excellent deciption of those days (1942-2945) my Father was a
Certified Marine Engineer and sailed on many prewar merchant ships.
although I think Director Hawks had a "Liberty Ship" or "Victory Ship"
in mind. Hawks also directed another film about the Royal Canadian Navy
(RCN/RCN VR) called Corvette K-225 which was partially made in Halifax
NS, stared Randolph Scott and featured a very young Robert Mitchum.
Several of our family were in the RCNVR and were decorated for
commanding ships which fought German U-Boats at Sea. Commander James
Fraser Distinguished Service Cross (DSC) Lt.Commander Breen Young OBE
MBE (Member of the Order of the British Empire). One of Bogart's best
films, and Raymond Massey was equally excellent as was the entire cast,
Dane Clark, Julie Bishop, Alan Hale. This film should be preserved in
the US Merchant Marine Academy and the Library of Congress.a Liberty
Ship of the period "The John W. Brown" at the Port of Baltimore MD has
been fully restored and visits Halifax NS from time to time, as well as
New York and Boston.
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