The Silver Fleet (1943) - Rotten Tomatoes

The Silver Fleet (1943)





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In this war drama set during WW II, an engineer in a Dutch shipyard assists the Nazis with the construction of two new kinds of submarines and finds himself a social pariah. Even his wife turns against her apparently traitorous husband. During the maiden voyage of one of the subs, the engineer talks high-ranking Nazis into joining him aboard their vessel. The Germans are unaware that the engineer has loaded the hapless vessel with dynamite. As that ship explodes, a group of commandos capture the other sub and smuggle it to England.


Ralph Richardson
as Jaap van Leyden
Googie Withers
as Helene van Leyden
Esmond Knight
as Von Schiffer
Frederick Burtwell
as Capt. Muller
Willem Akkerman
as Willem van Leyden
Bill Akkerman
as Willem van Leyden
Dorothy Gordon
as Janni Peters
Charles Victor
as Bastiaan Peters
John Longden
as Jost Meertens
Philip Leaver
as Chief of Police
Ivor Barnard
as Admiral von Rapp
Joss Ambler
as Cornelius Smit
Kathleen Byron
as Schoolmistress
John Carol
as Johann
John Arnold
as U-Boat Navigator
Lawrence O'Madden
as Capt. Schneider
Anthony Eustrel
as Lt. Wernicke
Lt. Schouwenaar
as U-Boat Captain
Lt. van Dapperen
as U-Boat Lieutenant
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Critic Reviews for The Silver Fleet

All Critics (2)

Many fine qualities of direction, production and acting give this film a moving appeal which rises above improbabilities of plot.

February 8, 2018 | Full Review…

A good, taut little WWII thriller that makes unique and worthwhile viewing.

November 22, 2011 | Rating: 7/10 | Full Review…

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