GenreAction, Adventure, Drama CinematographyJoseph MacDonald CountryUnited States
Release dateFebruary 22, 1949 (1949-02-22) WriterJohn Lee Mahin (screenplay), Sy Bartlett (screenplay), Sy Bartlett (story) CastRichard Widmark (Dan Lunceford), Lionel Barrymore (Capitaine Bering Joy), Dean Stockwell (Jed Joy), Cecil Kellaway (Slush Tubbs), Gene Lockhart (Andrew L. Bush), Berry Kroeger (Manchester) Similar moviesCaptain Phillips, White Squall, Pandora and the Flying Dutchman, The Captain's Paradise, Mothra, Cruise Ship Disaster: Inside the Concordia
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.
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.