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Down to the Sea in Ships (22-Feb-1949)

Director: Henry Hathaway

Writers: Sy Bartlett (story and screenplay); John Lee Mahin (screenplay)

Keywords: Action/Adventure

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Lionel Barrymore
28-Apr-1878 15-Nov-1954 Young Dr. Kildare
Harry Davenport
19-Jan-1866 9-Aug-1949 Gone with the Wind
Jay C. Flippen
6-Mar-1899 3-Feb-1971 The Killing
Paul Harvey
10-Sep-1882 5-Dec-1955 American character actor
Cecil Kellaway
22-Aug-1893 28-Feb-1973 Guess Who's Coming to Dinner
Gene Lockhart
18-Jul-1891 31-Mar-1957 Algiers
John McIntire
27-Jun-1907 30-Jan-1991 Christopher Hale on Wagon Train
Harry Morgan
10-Apr-1915 7-Dec-2011 Col. Sherman T. Potter on M*A*S*H
Dean Stockwell
5-Mar-1936   Blue Velvet
Richard Widmark
26-Dec-1914 24-Mar-2008 Kiss of Death


Review by Sandra Price (posted on 12-Aug-2007)

One of my favorite movies ever. (Haven't seen the silent version.) Well-written and directed, this if the first movie with Widmark in a good-guy role. Themes woven into the movie include: coming of age for the young boy aging concerns for the grandfather the appropriateness of sea-life for a boy confrontations with local authorities. The most important conflict is the love the boy has for his teacher and his love for his grandfather. Great as a family movie, but an all-around great movie.

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