Down to the Sea in Ships (1949 film)

Down to the Sea in Ships is a 1949 seafaring drama directed by Henry Hathaway, starring Richard Widmark and Lionel Barrymore. The supporting cast includes Dean Stockwell, Cecil Kellaway, Gene Lockhart, and John McIntire. This was a remake of the silent film version, directed by Elmer Clifton and starring Marguerite Courtot, Raymond McKee and Clara Bow.

Down to the Sea in Ships
Directed byHenry Hathaway
Produced byLouis D. Lighton
Written bySy Bartlett
Screenplay byJohn Lee Mahin
StarringRichard Widmark
Lionel Barrymore
Dean Stockwell
Music byAlfred Newman
CinematographyJoseph MacDonald
Edited byDorothy Spencer
Distributed byTwentieth Century Fox Film Corporation
Release date
  • February 22, 1949 (1949-02-22)
Running time
120 min.
Country United States
Box office$1,650,000[1][2]


Whaling ship captain Bering Joy (Lionel Barrymore) takes his grandson Jed (Dean Stockwell) on a whaling expedition in order to teach the young boy real life values such as honesty, courage, wisdom, fairness and hard work. However it is First Mate Lunceford (Richard Widmark) who teaches him about life.


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