Morning Departure

Morning Departure

Director: Roy Ward Baker

Cast: John Mills, Helen Cherry, Richard Attenborough

     
 

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Morning Departure isn't about a commuter train but instead the story of an imperiled submarine. On a routine postwar mission, the sub strikes a forgotten mine and sinks to the bottom. The twelve-man crew comes face to face with the probability of permanent entombment and eventual suffocation; the tension is sharpened when it is learned that eight of the menSee more details below

Overview

Morning Departure isn't about a commuter train but instead the story of an imperiled submarine. On a routine postwar mission, the sub strikes a forgotten mine and sinks to the bottom. The twelve-man crew comes face to face with the probability of permanent entombment and eventual suffocation; the tension is sharpened when it is learned that eight of the men will be able to escape, but four will have to stay behind. The film concentrates on the wildly varying reactions of the officers and crew, from stiff-lipped stoicism to raving lunacy. Based on a play by Kenneth Wooland, Morning Departure was released in America as Operation Disaster.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/19/2012
UPC:
0089859864520
Original Release:
1950
Source:
Vci Video
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[B&W, Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital Stereo]
Time:
1:42:00
Sales rank:
36,446

Special Features

Bonus photo gallery

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
John Mills Commander Armstrong
Helen Cherry Helen Armstong
Richard Attenborough Stoker Snipe
Lana Morris Rose Snipe
Nigel Patrick Lieutenant Manson
Andrew Crawford Sub Lieutenant J. McFee
Michael Brennan C.P.O. Barlow
James Hayter Able Seaman Higgins
Wylie Watson Able Seaman Nobby Clark
Roddy McMillan Leading Seaman Andrews
Peter Hammond Sub Lieutenant Oakley
Victor Maddern Leading Telegraphist Hillbrook
George Cole E.R.A. Marks
Bernard Lee Commander Gates
George Thorpe Captain Fenton
Kenneth More Lieutenant Commander James
Alastair Hunter Captain Jenner
Zena Marshall The Wren
Giacomo Rossi-Stuart Leading Seaman Kelly

Technical Credits
Roy Ward Baker Director
Robert Asher Asst. Director
Desmond Dickinson Cinematographer
W.E.C. Fairchild Screenwriter
Roy Goddard Production Manager
Basil Keys Asst. Director
Jay Lewis Producer
John W. Mitchell Sound/Sound Designer
Alan Osbigton Editor
Tony Sforzini Makeup
Jack Slade Sound/Sound Designer
Alexander Vetchinsky Art Director

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Morning Departure
1. Intro [5:35]
2. Pigeon [7:11]
3. Boat to Sea [6:38]
4. Mine [6:28]
5. Twelve [6:17]
6. Shut In [8:25]
7. Hatch [10:59]
8. Cards [8:15]
9. Conning Tower [9:03]
10. Helen or the Sea [10:01]
11. A Tall Ship [10:50]
12. A Gale [11:51]

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