(aka 'Brown on Resolution' or' 'Single-Handed' or 'C.S. Forester's Sailor of the King')

Directed by Roy Boulting
UK 1953


  Action drama starring Jeffrey Hunter as a Canadian serving in the World Ward II Royal Navy who is taken prisoner by the German raider which sinks his ship. The ship then puts in for repairs and Hunter delays the ship's departure by escaping and sniping at the sailors working on the vessel.

 Excerpt from Channel 4 located HERE

Theatrical Release: June 11th, 1953

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DVD Review: 20th Century Fox - Region 1 - NTSC

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Distribution 20th Century Fox Home Video - Region 1 - NTSC
Runtime 1:22:30 
Video 1.33:1 Aspect Ratio
Average Bitrate: 6.18 mb/s
NTSC 720x480 29.97 f/s

NOTE: The Vertical axis represents the bits transferred per second. The Horizontal is the time in minutes.


Audio English (Dolby Digital 2.0), English (Mono) 
Subtitles English, Spanish, None

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Studio: 20th Century Fox Home Video

Aspect Ratio:
Original Aspect Ratio 1.33:1

Edition Details:

• Alternate Ending
• Stills gallery

DVD Release Date: April 24th, 2007

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Chapters: 20




Another competent, progressive single-layered transfer from Fox. Detail and contrast are acceptable - a few sky scenes with artifacts. Audio was clear and consistent and there are optional subtitles. Bottom line is that the price gives good value for the DVD production. 

Supplements include an alternate ending (found in the vaults) running almost 8 minutes - interesting to see although I prefer the original - and a Stills Gallery. I enjoyed the charismatic performances - always intrigued by Rennie, Hiller and Hunter. It is great to obtain these older gems on DVD now for a film I will probably revisit one day. 

Gary W. Tooze



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