Down to the Sea in Ships

Down to the Sea in Ships (1949)

  • Genre: Drama, Adventure
  • Release Date: 1949-02-15
  • User Rating: 7.3/10 from 11 ratings
  • Runtime: 2h 0min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: 20th Century Fox
  • Production Country: United States of America
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During a whaling expedition in the late 1800's, the aging Captain Bering Joy (Lionel Barrymore) and his new first mate, Dan Lunceford (Richard Widmark) engage in a battle of wills concerning the education of the captain's struggling grandson.

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  • Richard Widmark

    as Dan Lunceford
  • Lionel Barrymore

    as Bering Joy
  • Dean Stockwell

    as Jed Joy
  • Cecil Kellaway

    as Slush Tubbs
  • Gene Lockhart

    as Andrew L. Bush
  • Berry Kroeger

    as Manchester
  • John McIntire

    as Thatch
  • Harry Morgan

    as Britton
  • Harry Davenport

    as Benjamin Harris
  • Paul Harvey

    as John Briggs
  • Jay C. Flippen

    as Luke Sewell
Production Louis D. Lighton Producer
Art Lyle R. Wheeler Art Direction
Art Ben Hayne Art Direction
Sound Alfred Newman Music
Art Thomas Little Set Decoration
Sound Roger Heman Sr. Sound
Art Walter M. Scott Set Decoration
Sound W.D. Flick Sound
Editing Dorothy Spencer Editor
Costume & Make-Up Charles Le Maire Costume Supervisor
Costume & Make-Up Ben Nye Makeup Artist
Writing John Lee Mahin Screenplay
Camera Joseph MacDonald Director of Photography
Directing Henry Hathaway Director
Writing Sy Bartlett Screenplay
Writing Sy Bartlett Story
Crew Ray Kellogg Special Effects
Crew Fred Sersen Special Effects
Sound Edward B. Powell Orchestrator