Morgenrot / Dawn

TitleMorgenrot / Dawn
Publication TypeFilm
Year of Publication1933
AuthorsSewell, Victor, and Gustav Ucicky
Running Time1h 35m
DistributorUniversum Film AG (UFA)
Publication LanguageGerman

This German World War I movie directed by Victor Sewell tells the story of Captain Liers, commander of a German submarine that is leaving his hometown. His two brothers were already killed in action, so his mother is reluctant to see him leave. While on patrol, Liers and his crew sink a British armored cruiser, but are then attacked by a sub trap on their way back to the harbor. They sink the trap, but are then sunk by the trap’s armed destroyer. The sub lays on the sea bed at 200 feet, and except for the bridge, it is full of water. Ten members of the crew survive, but there are only eight rescue devices. Liers orders his crew to use the devices, but they refuse: either all survive or no one does.

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