San Demetrio London (1943)

British drama documentary from 1943, based on the true story of the 1940 rescue of the tanker MV San Demetrio by parts of her own crew after she had been set afire in the middle of the Atlantic by the German heavy cruiser Admiral Scheer and then had been abandoned. When one of the lifeboats drifted back to the burning tanker the day after, and found that she still hadn't exploded, they decided to board her and put out the fires. Eventually, they managed to start the engine again and decided to try to reach Britain against all odds.

Directing:
  • Charles Frend

Stars:
Release Date: 1943-12-07
themoviedb icon 7.0/10
  • Language: en
  • Runtime: 104
Robert Beatty
Robert Beatty
'Yank' Preston - M.V. San Demetrio
Gordon Jackson
Gordon Jackso...
Messboy John Jamieson - M.V. San Demetrio
Mervyn Johns
Mervyn Johns
Greaser John Boyle - M.V. San Demetrio
Frederick Piper
Frederick Pip...
Boatswain W.E. Fletcher - M.V. San Demetrio
Walter Fitzgerald
Walter Fitzge...
Chief Engineer Charles Pollard - M.V. San Demetrio
James Donald
James Donald
Gunnery Officer - H.M.S. Jervis Bay
Barry Letts
Barry Letts
Apprentice John Jones - M.V. San Demetrio
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