Convoy (1940 film)

Plot summary

A Royal Navy cruiser returns to base to find all leave has been cancelled and they are to start out straight away for a special mission. They are sent to meet a convoy and escort them safely into English coastal waters. One stubborn merchant ship captain refuses to join the convoy and is attacked by a U-boat which sets a trap for the convoy and its escorts.


  • Clive Brook as Captain Tom Armitage
  • John Clements
    John Clements
    Sir John Selby Clements, CBE was an English actor and producer who worked in theatre, television and film.Clements attended St Paul's School and St John's College, Cambridge University then worked with Nigel Playfair and afterwards spent a few years in Ben Greet's Shakespearean Company. He made...

     as 1st Officer - Lt David Cranford
  • Edward Chapman
    Edward Chapman
    Edward Chapman may refer to:*Edward Chapman *Edward Chapman , British comic actor, best remembered for his work with Norman Wisdom*Edward Chapman , British academic and Conservative politician...

     as Capt Eckersley
  • Judy Campbell
    Judy Campbell
    Judy Campbell was an English light comedy actress and occasional playwright, Noël Coward's muse. Her daughter is the actor and singer Jane Birkin, her son the screenwriter and director Andrew Birkin, and among her grandchildren are the actresses Charlotte Gainsbourg and Lou Doillon, the poet Anno...

     as Lucy Armitage
  • Penelope Dudley-Ward as Mabel
  • Edward Rigby
    Edward Rigby
    Edward Rigby was a British character actor.-Early life:Rigby was the son of Jamaican-born Dr. William Harriot Coke and his wife Liverpool-born Mary Elizabeth of 17 High Street, Ashford. He was educated at Haileybury, and Wye Agricultural College...

     as Mr Matthews
  • Charles Williams as Shorty Howard
  • Allan Jeayes
    Allan Jeayes
    Allan Jeayes was a British stage and movie actor.He starred as Howard Joyce in the original 1927 Broadway production of The Letter and played Sir Lawrence Wargarve in the 1943 London production of And Then There Were None.Jeayes made his film debut in the 1918 Nelson as Sir William Hamilton...

     as Cmdr. Blount
  • Michael Wilding
    Michael Wilding
    Michael Wilding may refer to:*Michael Wilding , English actor*Michael Wilding...

     as Dot
  • Harold Warrender
    Harold Warrender
    Harold Warrender was a British film actor.His father was Sir George Warrender, 7th Baronet.-Selected filmography:* Leave It to Blanche * Lady in Danger * Mimi * Lazybones...

     as Lt. Cmdr. Martin
  • David Hutcheson
    David Hutcheson
    -Selected filmography:* The Sky's the Limit * A Gentleman's Gentleman * The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp * Theatre Royal * School for Secrets * Sleeping Car to Trieste * Woman Hater...

     as Capt Sandeman
  • George Carney
    George Carney
    George Carney was a British film actor.He worked in the Liverpool Cotton Exchange, in a furniture business, then in the Belfast shipping yards...

     as Bates
  • Al Millen as Knowles
  • Charles Farrell
    Charles Farrell
    Charles Farrell was an American film actor of the 1920s silent era and into the 1930s, and later a television actor...

     as Walker
  • John Laurie
    John Laurie
    John Paton Laurie was a British actor born in Dumfries, Scotland. Although he is now probably most recognised for his role as Private James Frazer in the sitcom Dad's Army , he appeared in hundreds of feature films, including films by Alfred Hitchcock, Michael Powell and Laurence Olivier...

     as Gates
  • George Benson
    George Benson
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     as Parker
  • Hay Petrie
    Hay Petrie
    Hay Petrie , born David Hay Petrie, was a Scottish actor noted for playing eccentric characters, among them Quilp in The Old Curiosity Shop , the McLaggen in The Ghost Goes West and Uncle Pumblechook in Great Expectations .Hay Petrie went to St Andrew’s Academy, Dundee, and St...

     as Minesweeper skipper
  • Mervyn Johns
    Mervyn Johns
    Mervyn Johns was a Welsh film and television character actor. He was a mainstay of Ealing Studios.Among his dozens of film roles were Walter Craig in Dead of Night , the Church Warden in Went the Day Well? and Bob Cratchit in Scrooge...

     as Minesweeper's mate
  • Albert Lieven
    Albert Lieven
    Albert Lieven was a German actor. He was born Albert Fritz Liévin in Hohenstein, East Prussia. He died in London, England. He was married four times, including to the actresses Susan Shaw and Valerie White....

     as U-Boat commander
  • John Wengraf
    John Wengraf
    John Wengraf was an Austrian actor.Wengraf emigrated to England in 1933 as the Nazis began their rise to power. Wengraf appeared unbilled in a couple of films, as well as in some of the first BBC live-television shows ever presented...

     as Cmdr. Deutschland
  • Edward Lexy
    Edward Lexy
    -Filmography:* Under Secret Orders * Mademoiselle Docteur * Farewell Again * Knight Without Armour * Action for Slander * Smash and Grab * The Green Cockatoo...

     as Merchantman skipper
  • John Glyn-Jones
    John Glyn-Jones
    John Glyn-Jones was a British television and film actor.His father was a Member of Parliament and he was educated at Bishop's Stortford College and Oxford University. He began his acting career in repertory theatre in Oxford and with the BBC Drama Repertory Company...

     as Merchantman's mate
  • Patrick Holt
    Patrick Holt
    Patrick Holt was a British film and television actor.-Biography:Patrick Holt's real name was Patrick G. Parsons. Some of his childhood was spent in India with his Uncle. Patrick was sent to Christ's Hospital, a famous charity school in England, UK...

     as Holt
  • Stewart Granger
    Stewart Granger
    Stewart Granger was an English-American film actor, mainly associated with heroic and romantic leading roles. He was a popular leading man from the 1940s to the early 1960s rising to fame through his appearances in the Gainsborough melodramas.-Early life:He was born James Lablache Stewart in Old...

    as Sutton


The music is by Ernest Irving and includes a slowed down version of "Rule Brittania"
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