We Dive at Dawn (1943)

04/15/1943 (GB) War 1h 38m
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A Tense Drama Of Under-The-Sea Heroism !


A gripping tale of WWII naval warfare in the Baltics, starring John Mills as Lt. Freddie Taylor, a British submarine Captain. The crew of the Sea Tiger are summoned from leave on shore with their families, and sent on a secret mission to intercept the Nazi battleship Brandenburg. In the ensuing battle the British submarine is damaged by a German destroyer. The submarine is leaking fuel so badly that the crew won't be able to make it back to Britain before running out somewhere along the Danish coast. When it seems that their only option may be to blow up the submarine and try to escape to Denmark, seaman James Hobson (Eric Portman) hatches a plan...Working from a well constructed script, Anthony Asquith adds a strong sense of dramatic tension to the interactions between the men in the dangerous, claustraphobic atmosphere of the cramped submarine. Mills and Portman also give good, realistic portrayals of men at war in this tense story.

  1. Anthony Asquith


  2. Val Valentine


  3. J.B. Williams


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  1. John Mills

    John Mills

    Lt. Taylor RN

  2. Eric Portman

    Eric Portman

    L/S Hobson

  3. Louis Bradfield

    First Officer - Lt. Brace, R.N.R.

  4. Ronald Millar

    Third Officer - Lt. Johnson, RNVR

  5. Jack Watling

    Jack Watling

    Navigating Officer - Lt. Gordon, R.N.

  6. Reginald Purdell

    Reginald Purdell

    Coxwain - C / P.O. Dabbs

  7. Caven Watson

    Chief Engine Room Artificer - C / P.O. Duncan

  8. Niall MacGinnis

    Niall MacGinnis

    Torpedo Gunner's Mate - C / P.O. Mike Corrigan

  9. Leslie Weston

    Leading Torpedo Operator - L / S Tug Wilson

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We Dive at Dawn
We Dive at Dawn

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Original Language English

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