Corvette K-225 War Drama 1943 Randolph Scott Rated PG Black and White
Stars: Randolph Scott, James Brown, Ella Raines
In Corvette K-225 it’s 1943, and Mac MacClain, Canadian Navy, has lost his ship and many men to a German torpedo. While waiting for a new ship, he befriends Joyce Cartwright, sister of one of his dead officers. We follow the building and launch of new Corvette K-225, the ‘HMCS Donnacona’. And who should be Mac’s new subaltern but Joyce’s other brother Paul, fresh out of the academy. Mac will do his best to make a good officer of Paul…if they both survive their hazardous sea duty.
Fun Fact: The Corvette was the Canadian name for a ship that would be classified as a destroyer escort. Their function was escorting American and Canadian supplies to the European theater.
Did you know?
Film critic Bosley Crowther reviewed Corvette K-225 , stating, “Randolph Scott gives a beautiful performance …” Yet, most of the review focused on the drama of the RCN corvettes at sea, as follows.
“In a virtually documentary treatment of life aboard the K-225, Producer Howard Hawks and Richard Rosson, director of the film, have realized the physical strain and torment of work in a rampant corvette. They have pictured with indubitable fidelity the discomforts of an escort vessel’s crew—the eternal tossing and rolling of the ship in a moderate sea; her plunging and gyrating in the grip of a North Atlantic gale, with tons of sea water pouring over her, battering and soaking every man.”
Product Information for Corvette K-225
- Director: Richard Rosson
- Country: USA
- Language: English
- Production Co.: Universal Pictures
- Run time: 98 minutes
- Sound: Mono
- Color: Black and White
- Region: 1 (USA, Canada), NTSC
Sample Video From Corvette K-225
Reproduced on a professional-grade DVD-R. Packaged in a single DVD case. Cover art is exactly as shown in the image.
Did you know?
Randolph Scott starred in Hot Saturday with Cary Grant, when Mr. Grant was just a newcomer.
Murders in the Zoo and Supernatural are two horror flicks from 1933. These are the only two horror movies Randolph Scott played a role in before moving on to becoming one of America’s favorite Western actors.
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More Randolph Scott Movies
- Frontier Marshall (1939)
- Corvette K-225 (1943)
- The Desperadoes (1943)
- The Gunfighters (1947)
- Albuquerque (1948)
- Coroner Creek (1948)
- Doolins of Oklahoma (1949)
- Cariboo Trail (1950)
- The Nevadan (1950)
- The Tall T (1957)
- Ride Lonesome (1959)
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