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Year
1953
Runtime
126 min.
Director
Charles Frend
Genres
Drama, War
Rating *
7.7
Votes *
2,674
Checks
365
Favs
23
Dislikes
2
Favs/checks
6.3% (1:16)
Favs/dislikes
12:1
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  1. Louis Mazzini's avatar

    Louis Mazzini

    One of the greatest war movies. Almost flawless. ***½ out of **** 6 years 11 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 1 month 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 100
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  3. This movie ranks #414 in 501 Must See Movies
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