Oscar Movies: Navy Comes Through–War Tale of Merchant Marine

This propganda feature, made by RKO in 1942, centers on the men of the merchant marine.

Directed by A. Edward Sutherland, the film stars Pat O’Brien, George Murphy, Jackie Cooper, and Desi Arnaz.

Though nominated for the Special Effects Oscar, it did not win.  The winner was Cecil B. DeMille’s Reap the Wild Wind.