Our Fighting Navy
Our Fighting Navy (also known as Torpedoed) is a 1937 British action film directed by Norman Walker and starring Robert Douglas, Richard Cromwell and Hazel Terry. The screenplay concerns a British warship that intervenes to protect British subjects and prevent a rebellion in a South American republic. The Royal Navy, viewing the film as a recruitment opportunity, provided warships and extras.
|Our Fighting Navy|
|Directed by||Norman Walker|
|Produced by||Herbert Wilcox|
|Written by||H.T. Bishop |
L. DeCosta Ricci
|Starring||Robert Douglas |
|Music by||Noel Gay|
|Edited by||Winifred Cooper|
|Distributed by||General Film Distributors|
|21 April 1937|
|66 minutes (US release)|
The film was made by Herbert Wilcox Productions made at Pinewood Studios. The film's sets were designed by the art director Lawrence P. Williams. It was given an American release in 1938 with a reduced running time.
- Robert Douglas as Captain Markham
- Richard Cromwell as Lieutenant Bill Armstrong
- Hazel Terry as Pamela Brent
- H.B. Warner as Brent, British Consul
- Noah Beery as Presidente of Bianco
- Esme Percy as Diego de Costa
- Frederick Culley as Admiral
- Henry Victor as Lieutenant d'Enriquo
- Binkie Stuart as Jennifer
- Julie Suedo as Juanita
- Richard Ainley as Lieutenant (uncredited)
- Low, Rachael. Filmmaking in 1930s Britain. George Allen & Unwin, 1985.
- Wood, Linda. British Films, 1927-1939. British Film Institute, 1986.