Freedom of the Seas (1934)

Genres - War  |   Sub-Genres - War Drama  |   Run Time - 74 min.  |   Countries - UK, USA  |  
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Freedom of the Seas is sometimes listed as French stage director Marcel Varnel's first film; it's actually his first British film, after a two-year stay in Hollywood. Clifford Mollison stars as a meek London clerk who surprises his colleagues by being among the first to sign up when World War I is declared. Though he hardly cuts a dashing figure, Mollison is a steadfast and courageous soldier. In his own mild-mannered fashion, Mollison becomes a hero by foiling a German sabotage plot. Based on a Walter Hackett play, Freedom of the Seas bears a slight resemblance to the 1944 Edward G. Robinson vehicle Mr. Winkle Goes to War.

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Navy, war, courage, hero, clerk, mild-mannered, military, sabotage, employee, enlistment