Down to the Sea in Ships (1949)

Down to the Sea in Ships (1949)





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This full-blooded saga of the 19th-century whaling industry focuses on tough old salt Captain Bering Joy and his grandson Jed. Anxious to embark upon a life on the sea, Jed aligns himself with Joy's first mate. The captain disdainfully regards Dan as one of the inferior "new breed" of whalers.
Action & Adventure , Drama , Kids & Family
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20th Century Fox Film Corporation


Richard Widmark
as Dan Lunceford
Dean Stockwell
as Jed Joy
Lionel Barrymore
as Capt. Bering Joy
Cecil Kellaway
as Slush Tubbs
Gene Lockhart
as Andrew Bush
Berry Kroeger
as Manchester
John McIntire
as Thatch
Harry Morgan
as Britton
Harry Davenport
as Mr. Harris
Paul Harvey
as Capt. Briggs
Fuzzy Knight
as Lem Sykes
Arthur Hohl
as Blair
Dorothy Adams
as Miss Hopkins
Hubert E. Flanagan
as Capt. Rumley
Henry Morgan
as Britton
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Critic Reviews for Down to the Sea in Ships

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March 21, 2013

Audience Reviews for Down to the Sea in Ships

2nd best movie about whaling behind Moby Dick (1955). Lionel Barrymore is as close to a real sea captain as I've seen. I still don't know how they made the Amazing Ice burg collision.

Joseph Kitchen
Joseph Kitchen

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