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Rulers of the Sea (1939)

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97 min | Drama

Story of the beginnings of the steam-powered engine and its use in the first steamship voyage across the Atlantic Ocean.
Director
Writers
Talbot Jennings (story and screenplay) | Frank Cavett (story and screenplay) | Richard Collins (story and screenplay)
Producer
Composer
Richard Hageman (musical score)
Cinematographer
Theodor Sparkuhl (photographed by)
Editor
Paul Weatherwax (edited by)
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Updated Nov 8, 1939

Release date
Dec 17, 1939 (United States)

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64 cast members
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Douglas Fairbanks Jr.
David Gillespie David Gillespie   See fewer
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Margaret Lockwood
Mary Shaw Mary Shaw   See fewer
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Will Fyffe
John Shaw John Shaw   See fewer
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George Bancroft
Captain Oliver Captain Oliver   See fewer
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Montagu Love
Malcolm Grant Malcolm Grant   See fewer
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Vaughan Glaser
Junius Smith Junius Smith   See fewer
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David Torrence
Donald Fenton Donald Fenton   See fewer
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Lester Matthews
Lieut. Roberts Lieut. Roberts   See fewer
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Alec Craig
Foreman Foreman   See fewer
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Barlowe Borland
Magistrate Magistrate   See fewer
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Wilson Benge
Campbell Campbell   See fewer
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Harry Allen
Murdock Murdock   See fewer
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David Cavendish
First Officer Lewis (as Denis d'Auburn) First Officer Lewis (as Denis d'Auburn)   See fewer
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David Clyde
Second Mate Evans Second Mate Evans   See fewer
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Charles McAvoy
O'Brien O'Brien   See fewer
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Alan Ladd
Colin Farrell Colin Farrell   See fewer
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Lawrence Grant
Mr. Negley Mr. Negley   See fewer
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John Power
Capt. of 'Dog Star' Capt. of 'Dog Star'   See fewer
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William Haade
A Stoker A Stoker   See fewer
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Earl Askam
Chief Engineer (uncredited) Chief Engineer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Guy Bellis
Importer (uncredited) Importer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Lionel Belmore
Villager (uncredited) Villager (uncredited)   See fewer
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Frank Benson
Driver (uncredited) Driver (uncredited)   See fewer
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Wade Boteler
Mr. Brown (uncredited) Mr. Brown (uncredited)   See fewer
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John Burton
Seaman (uncredited) Seaman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Harry Cording
Seaman (uncredited) Seaman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jane Dewey
Mrs. Farrell (uncredited) Mrs. Farrell (uncredited)   See fewer
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Mike Driscoll
Helmsman (uncredited) Helmsman (uncredited)   See fewer
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David Dunbar
Boatswain (uncredited) Boatswain (uncredited)   See fewer
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William Eddritt
Secretary (uncredited) Secretary (uncredited)   See fewer
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Walter Fenner
Dignitary (uncredited) Dignitary (uncredited)   See fewer
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Neil Fitzgerald
Dr. Taylor on Steamship (uncredited) Dr. Taylor on Steamship (uncredited)   See fewer
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Allen Fox
Steward (uncredited) Steward (uncredited)   See fewer
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Douglas Gordon
Seaman (uncredited) Seaman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Mary Gordon
Mrs. Ogilvie (uncredited) Mrs. Ogilvie (uncredited)   See fewer
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Roy Gordon
New York City Mayor (uncredited) New York City Mayor (uncredited)   See fewer
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Holmes Herbert
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Russell Hicks
Mr. Cunard (uncredited) Mr. Cunard (uncredited)   See fewer
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George Hill
Constable (uncredited) Constable (uncredited)   See fewer
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Robert Homans
Constable Dunn (uncredited) Constable Dunn (uncredited)   See fewer
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Kenneth Hunter
Naval Company Member (uncredited) Naval Company Member (uncredited)   See fewer
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Olaf Hytten
Third Secretary (uncredited) Third Secretary (uncredited)   See fewer
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Crauford Kent
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David MacDonald
Clerk (uncredited) Clerk (uncredited)   See fewer
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George MacQuarrie
Seaman (uncredited) Seaman (uncredited)   See fewer
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George Melford
Landlord (uncredited) Landlord (uncredited)   See fewer
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Pat Moran
MacNaughton (uncredited) MacNaughton (uncredited)   See fewer
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Leonard Mudie
Mr. Barton (uncredited) Mr. Barton (uncredited)   See fewer
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David Newell
Seaman (uncredited) Seaman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Paul Newlan
Second Stoker (uncredited) Second Stoker (uncredited)   See fewer
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Edgar Norton
Mr. McKinnon (uncredited) Mr. McKinnon (uncredited)   See fewer
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Broderick O'Farrell
Official (uncredited) Official (uncredited)   See fewer
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Lionel Pape
First Secretary (uncredited) First Secretary (uncredited)   See fewer
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Napier Raikes
High Commissioner (uncredited) High Commissioner (uncredited)   See fewer
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Frank Shannon
Kelsey (uncredited) Kelsey (uncredited)   See fewer
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Pierre Watkin
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Philip Winter
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6.5 / 10 | 68 votes