Atlantic Ferry

Atlantic Ferry (alternate U.S. title: Sons of the Sea) is a 1941 British film starring Michael Redgrave and Valerie Hobson. It was made at Teddington Studios.

Atlantic Ferry a.k.a. Sons of the Sea
Directed byWalter Forde
Produced byMax Milder (uncredited)
Culley Forde (associate producer)
Written byDerek MacIver (story)
Wynne MacIver (story)
Gordon Wellesley
Edward Dryhurst
Emeric Pressburger
StarringMichael Redgrave
Valerie Hobson
Griffith Jones
Music byJack Beaver
CinematographyBasil Emmott[1]
Edited byTerence Fisher
Distributed byWarner Bros.
Release date
  • 6 September 1941 (1941-09-06) (UK)
  • 7 February 1942 (1942-02-07) (U.S.)
CountryUnited Kingdom
United States


In 1830s Liverpool, brothers Charles and David MacIver (Redgrave and Jones, respectively) set out to prove the worth of steamships by being the first to cross the Atlantic from Britain to the United States. Their first attempt, the Gigantic, fails, but their second attempt, RMS Britannia, succeeds.[2][3][4]



The film received neutral-to-negative reviews.[5][6][7]

According to Warner Bros records it earned $87,000 domestically and $16,000 foreign.[8]


  1. Love, Bessie (1977). From Hollywood with Love: An Autobiography of Bessie Love. London: Elm Tree Books. p. 154. OCLC 734075937.
  2. "Atlantic Ferry (1941)". British Film Institute. Retrieved 7 September 2014.
  3. Gifford, Denis, ed. (2016). British Film Catalogue. Routledge. p. 506.
  4. "Atlantic Ferry". Picture Show Annual. London: Amalgamated Press, Ltd. 1942. p. 156.
  5. Anderson, L.C. (25 April 1942). "What the Picture Did for Me". Motion Picture Herald. p. 51. Put this one on the shelf. It won't suit folks who are accustomed to seeing good films made in America.
  6. "Sons of the Sea (1942)". TCM.
  7. "Sons of the Sea (1942)". AllMovie.
  8. Warner Bros financial information in The William Shaefer Ledger. See Appendix 1, Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television, (1995) 15:sup1, 1–31 p. 22 DOI: 10.1080/01439689508604551

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