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Year
1953
Runtime
126 min.
Director
Charles Frend
Genres
Drama, War
Rating *
7.7
Votes *
2,674
Checks
377
Favs
23
Dislikes
3
Favs/checks
6.1% (1:16)
Favs/dislikes
8:1
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  1. Louis Mazzini's avatar

    Louis Mazzini

    One of the greatest war movies. Almost flawless. ***½ out of **** 7 years 5 months ago
  2. dombrewer's avatar

    dombrewer

    Impressively made and powerfully themed WW2 story following the captain and crew of the Compass Rose, escorting allied convoys in waters patrolled by U-boats. Jack Hawkins gives a brilliant performance as Cmd. Ericson, leading a largely inexperienced crew against impossible odds, and who has his nerves rattled in some incredibly tense and surprisingly dark scenes. He is ably supported by a cast including Donald Sinden and Denholm Elliott. Certainly one of the pinnacles of British war movies, shorn as it is of all sentimentality and propaganda. 7 years 7 months ago
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  1. This movie ranks #22 in 101 War Movies You Must See Before You Die
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  2. This movie ranks #75 in BFI's Top 100 British Films
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  3. This movie ranks #414 in Emma Beare's 501 Must-See Movies
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