Down to the Sea in Ships

Down to the Sea in Ships

Director: Henry Hathaway Cast: Dean Stockwell, Richard Widmark, Lionel Barrymore

DVD (B&W / Full Frame)

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This full-blooded saga of the 19th century whaling industry stars Lionel Barrymore as tough old salt Captain Bering Joy and Dean Stockwell as his grandson Jed. Anxious to embark upon a life on the sea, Jed aligns himself with Joy's first mate, Dan Lunceford (Richard Widmark). The captain disdainfully regards Dan as one of the "new breed" of whalers, who, in his mind, aren't completely up to the rigors of maritime life. Dan gains Joy's respect when he rescues Jed, even though the captain sticks to the book and relieves Dan of his duties for leaving his post. A last-reel crisis involving an iceberg provides a satisfactory gathering of climaxes. Down to the Sea in Ships proved a moneymaker for 20th Century Fox, and also demonstrated that Richard Widmark could portray a character more sympathetic than the psychos and hoodlums he'd previously essayed.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/20/2012
UPC: 0024543852568
Original Release: 1949
Rating: NR
Source: Fox Mod
Presentation: [B&W, Full Frame]
Time: 2:00:00
Sales rank: 18,144

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Dean Stockwell Ted Joy
Richard Widmark Dan Lunceford
Lionel Barrymore Capt. Bering Joy
Gene Lockhart Andrew Bush
Cecil Kellaway Slush Tubbs
Berry Kroeger Manchester
John McIntire Thatch
Henry Morgan Britton
Harry Davenport Mr. Harris
Paul Harvey Capt. Briggs
Jay C. Flippen Luke
Fuzzy Knight Lem Sykes
Arthur Hohl Blair
Dorothy Adams Miss Hopkins
Hubert E. Flanagan Capt. Rumley

Technical Credits
Henry Hathaway Director
Sy Bartlett Screenwriter
W.D. Flick Sound/Sound Designer
Ben Hayne Art Director
Roger Heman Sound/Sound Designer
Ray Kellogg Special Effects
Charles LeMaire Costumes/Costume Designer
Louis D. Lighton Producer
Thomas K. Little Set Decoration/Design
Joe MacDonald Cinematographer
John Lee Mahin Screenwriter
Alfred Newman Score Composer
Ben Nye Makeup
Walter Scott Set Decoration/Design
Fred Sersen Special Effects
Dorothy Spencer Editor
Lyle Wheeler Art Director

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