Movies Above Us The Waves (1955, John Mills, John Gregson) Published 8 months ago on October 2, 2018 Producer William MacQuitty spent several years in the Navy and his love of all things nautical -submarines in particular – inspired him to make the action-packed tense British thriller Above Us The Waves. Based on an actual incident in the Second World War, Above Us the Waves is a dramatisation of the attempts to sink a German battleship occupying a vital sea area near Norway. The film’s tagline described it as ‘a story of impudent gallantry’, and The Guardian agreed, noting that: ‘It tells a heroic story without any flowery effects at all.’ The film follows the efforts of three naval officers to destroy the German battleship Tirpitz, holding a seemingly impregnable position in a Norwegian fjord. When a first plan using ‘human torpedoes’ to attach explosives to the ship’s hull fails, an even more dangerous idea is suggested: three midget submarines carrying detachable charges should attempt to navigate their way through treacherous waters to reach and destroy their target. The subs, known as X-1, X-2 and X-3, are skippered by Commander Frazer (John Mills), Sub-Lieut. Duffy (John Gregson) and Sub-Lieut. Corbett (Donald Sinden). After a period of intense training, the three men set out on their hazardous mission. A salute to the wartime exploits of fearless Naval officers, Above Us the Waves is gripping entertainment in which the stiff upper lips never waver. The film was Ralph Thomas’s second nautically-themed movie of 1955, the other being the comedy Doctor at Sea, an indication of the director’s versatility. His brother Gerald also worked on Above Us the Waves, as editor, although he would achieve greater fame in later years as director of the Carry On series. production details UK | 99 minutes | 1955 Director: Ralph Thomas Writer: Robin Estridge, based on a story by CET Warren, James Benson cast James Robertson Justice as Admiral Ryder John Gregson as Lieutenant Alec Duffy Michael Medwin as Smart John Mills as Commandant Fraser Theodore Bikel as German Officer Donald Sinden as Lieutenant Tom Corbett James Kenney as Abercrombie William Russell as Ramsey Donald SindenJames KenneyJames Robertson JusticeJohn GregsonJohn MillsMichael MedwinRalph ThomasRobin EstridgeTheodore BikelWarWilliam Russell Advertisement advertisement and this just in Episodes3 hours ago Victorian Sensations: Seeing and Believing Series Final Wed 5 Jun on BBC Four In the final episode of this series, psychotherapist Philippa Perry explores how the late Victorian passion for science co-existed with... Episodes3 hours ago The Looming Tower: The General (S1EP7 BBC-2 Fri 7 Jun 2019) The General: October 2000. John O’Neill (Jeff Daniels), anxious to chalk up a final ‘win’ in his FBI career, arrives... Episodes3 hours ago Summer Of Rockets Episode 3 airs Wed 5 Jun 2019 on BBC-2 Samuel (Toby Stephens) is tasked by Mr. Field (Mark Bonnar) to find out the names of the guests attending the... Episodes3 hours ago Hatton Garden Series Final airs Thurs 23 May 2019 A police surveillance team has found Collins (Alex Norton) through his white Mercedes, after it was captured on ANPR driving... Episodes3 hours ago Years And Years Episode 4 airs Tues 4 June 2019 Daniel’s (Russell Tovey) engagement to Viktor (Maxim Baldry) descends into panic, as events across Europe heat up. Rosie (Ruth Madeley)... search EPISODES Episodes3 hours ago Hatton Garden Episode 3 airs Wed 22 May 2019 Two days have passed since the gang escaped from the Hatton Garden Safety Deposit Vault with millions in stolen goods,... Episodes3 hours ago Location, Location, Location: Croydon and Reading Revisit (S32EP7 Channel 4 Wed 29 May 2019) The show catches up with two couples from 2017 who were in a race against time to find homes. In... Episodes3 hours ago The Looming Tower: Boys at War (S1EP6 BBC-2 Fri 31 May 2019) Boys at War: Autumn 2000. From his latest camp in Afghanistan, al-Qaeda strategist Ayman al-Zawahiri (Nasser Faris) despatches Mohamed Atta... advertisement MOVIES Movies2 months ago War Dogs | 2016 | Jonah Hill, Miles Teller Based on the true story of two young men, David Packouz and Efraim Diveroli, who won a $300 million contract... Movies2 months ago The Kindergarten Teacher | 2018 | Maggie Gyllenhaal, Parker Sevak Lisa Spinelli is a Staten Island teacher who is unusually devoted to her students. When she discovers one of her... Movies2 months ago Shazam! | 2019 | Zachary Levi, Asher Angel A boy is given the ability to become an adult superhero in times of need with a single magic word.... mytvtonight mytvtonight devoted to all things film and tv.