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San Demetrio London (1943)

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The San Demetrio is a British Merchant Marine vessel, traversing the Atlantic shipping channels in early 1940. The ship is disabled at sea, and thus left at the mercy of marauding Axis U-boats. The courageous crew manages to keep the San Demetrio afloat and guide it out of harm's way. San Demetrio, London is stylistically linked to the jingoistic "England Can Take It!" efforts of the wartime years. Despite its most ludicrous passages, the film is firmly based on fact (or at least the facts as related by author F. Tennyson Jesse).

Cast

Walter Fitzgerald
as Chief Engineer Charles Pollard
Mervyn Johns
as Greaser John Boyle
Robert Beatty
as 'Yank' Preston
Ralph Michael
as 2nd. Officer Hawkins
Frederick Piper
as Bosun W.E. Fletcher
Gordon Jackson
as John Jamieson
Arthur Young
as Capt. George Waite
Barry Letts
as Apprentice John Jones
James McKechnie
as Colum McNeil
Nigel Clarke
as R.J.E. Dodds
Lawrence O'Madden
as Capt. Fogarty Fegan
David Horne
as Mr. Justice Langton
Neville Mapp
as 3rd Engineer Willey
Michael Allen
as Cadet Roy Housden
John Coyle
as Deckhand
Herbert Cameron
as Pumpman Davies
Diana Decker
as Shopgirl
Rex Holt
as Deckhand
James Donald
as Gunnery Control Officer
James Sadler
as Officer of the Watch
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