San Demetrio London

Find out where to watch on

Overview

British drama documentary from 1943, based on the true story of the 1940 rescue of the tanker MV San Demetrio by parts of her own crew after she had been set afire in the middle of the Atlantic by the German heavy cruiser Admiral Scheer and then had been abandoned. When one of the lifeboats drifted back to the burning tanker the day after, and found that she still hadn't exploded, they decided to board her and put out the fires. Eventually, they managed to start the engine again and decided to try to reach Britain against all odds.

  1. Charles Frend

    Director

Top Billed Cast

  1. Walter Fitzgerald

    Walter Fitzgerald

    Chief Engineer Charles Pollard - M.V. San Demetrio

  2. RM

    Ralph Michael

    2nd. Officer Hawkins - M.V. San Demetrio

  3. NM

    Neville Mapp

    3rd. Engineer Willey - M.V. San Demetrio

  4. BL

    Barry Letts

    Apprentice John Jones - M.V. San Demetrio

  5. MA

    Michael Allen

    Cadet Roy Housden - M.V. San Demetrio

  6. FP

    Frederick Piper

    Boatswain W.E. Fletcher - M.V. San Demetrio

Full Cast & Crew

Movie Data

Facts

Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 44m

Budget -

Revenue -

Homepage -

Release Information

  • December 7, 1943
    Theatrical

Genres

Keywords

No keywords have been added.

Community Data

Top Contributors

Content Score

86

Almost there...

Popularity Trend

Reviews

We don't have any reviews for San Demetrio London. Would you like to write one?

 

Recommendations

We don't have enough data to suggest any movies based on San Demetrio London. You can help by rating movies you've seen.

By signing up for an account on TMDb, you can post directly to Twitter and Facebook.

You need to be logged in to continue. Click here to login or here to sign up.