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Convoy [DVD]

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  • Actors: John Clements, Clive Brook, Edward Chapman
  • Directors: Pen Tennyson
  • Format: PAL
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: PG
  • Studio: Studio Canal
  • DVD Release Date: 13 Aug. 2012
  • Run Time: 85 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (48 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0085MXOUS
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 31,786 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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During World War II Captain Armitage is returning home after a long tour of duty with his crew aboard the Flagship. When they reach port a dashing young officer arrives asking to urgently speak to the Captain. But the two men are not strangers, for the new recruit is the man who broke up Captain Armitage's marriage and ran away with his wife. He delivers the Captain new orders, he and his crew must set an urgent course to intercept and escort a fleet of merchantmen back to England. When one ship fails to join the Convoy Captain Armitage is distraught when he realises the ship, which is being directly threatened by the Nazis, carries his ex-wife among its passengers.

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34 of 36 people found the following review helpful By Silverroom on 12 Feb. 2013
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A long awaited DVD only now available, previously only available on VHS. An excellent film, realistic and exciting drama telling the story of the Battle of the Atlantic. The film follows the crew of the Royal Navy Cruiser, HMS Apollo as she departs for her tour doing escort duties in the North Sea.Many of the scenes were filmed under wartime conditions and as to drama of this film. A must see film for those who like a film to be a true depicition of life in the Royal Navy during the war. The film also embodies the true British spirit that was so evident at the time our country was almost on its knees. It leaves you feeling it's great to be British.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Maciej TOP 500 REVIEWER on 16 Oct. 2014
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This 1940 British film was part of war time propaganda effort, but as this kind of things goes it was rather a nicely done one and it is worth (re)discovering even today. Below, more of my impressions, with some limited SPOILERS.

Royal Navy light cruiser HMS "Apollo" and her screen of destroyers are escorting a convoy in the North Sea. The skipper, Captain Tom Armitage (Clive Brooks) and his recently affected 1st Officer, Lt. David Cranford (John Clements) have a very uncomfortable relationship as there is a lot of history between them - and in fact it seems that Cranford was affected to HMS "Apollo" because somebody in the Admiralty wanted to get back at Armitage... Considering the circumstances they have to bite their lips and try to make it through this period of forced cohabitation... Their task will not be easy, as not only the convoy is attacked by the U-Boats but also is stalked by a German raider, the "Deutschland", a ship much more powerful than HMS "Apollo" and the destroyers... To complicate things further, one of ships from the convoy, an old dilapidated tramp, keeps lagging behind...

This is an old film, made with a little budget and low technology for military propaganda purposes, and yet, it actually can be still watched with interest. Quite a lot of real war time pictures were included showing destroyers and cruisers really firing in anger and there are even some pre-war shots of the real "Deutschland". The scenario includes a couple of rather impossible things, but for most of the time the story is actually plausible. Germans are of course shown as total caricatures, but at least they know how to shoot and they sure inflict a lot of damage in this film...
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17 of 20 people found the following review helpful By B&W Fan on 8 Nov. 2012
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This is a rare british war film by the director Pen Tennyson.He made only a few films before being killed during the Second World War.The story is a classic love triangle played out against the backround of the war at sea.I am looking for more films by this director.
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15 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on 11 Sept. 2012
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This film was made in wartime, and it was inevitable that it should contain a hefty element of propaganda. That said, I thoroughly enjoyed it. John Clements gave a sound performance as the doomed hero (a familiar role for him), and the supporting cast were very good too, including the clumsy and self-important corporal of Marines! In all, I'd say it's very good value.Seapower - Ancient Ships, Early Naval Warfare [DVD]
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Robert Rae Hughes on 2 Feb. 2014
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I found this movie to be totally brilliant, just awesome, the plot was well made, it total pure magic awesome.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By whats hot whats not on 9 Mar. 2014
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Veterans would love this and bring back.memories I bought for my dad he don't know her so I hope he will be .pleased
The film a s the war war was raging so they took a risk it gives you an impression what the sailors were like in those days
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By keith appleyard on 25 Oct. 2013
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A very good classic film. i had been looking for this film also for a while to add to my collecsion
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Mr. R. S. Clancy on 21 Aug. 2013
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The true story of how our much needed food and other stuff got to the United Kingdom during the 2nd world war, lets hope we do not ever need these brave men to do it ever again in the future!!
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