Dir: Charles Frend
Starring: Jack Hawkins and Denholm Elliott
A film charting the conditions for the crew of a small escort vessel in WWII whilst protecting the Atlantic convoys
This highly regarded war drama was very successful and is still regarded as a very competent piece of cinematography. It was based on the 1951 novel of the same name by Nicholas Monsarrat. The film has a number of scenes shot at the expansive Royal Naval Dockyard at Devonport, Plymouth, and railway lines are visible. In the very opening scene one of the Dockyard’s own industrial saddle tanks passes by in the background hauling a single flat wagon whilst large rail-mounted steam cranes and wagons are present in several other views.