Corvette K-225 (1943): Suspenseful War Drama Starring Randolph Scott

Produced by Howard Hawks, Corvette K-225, a tribute to the World War II corvette escorts which guided Allied convoys through the Atlantic.

Randolph Scott plays the officer in charge of a Royal Canadian corvette cruiser, dedicated to keeping the troops safe from enemy submarine attack. The journey from Halifax to Britain is dangerous, and full of tensions.

Too bad, the film includes a superfluous romantic triangle involving Scott, James Brown and Ella Raines.

Though direction is credited to Richard Rosson, Hawks helmed most of it.

The supporting cast includes Barry Fitzgerald, Andy Devine, Noah BeeryJt, Thomas Gomez, and Robert Mitchum in a cameo.

Oscar Nominations: 1

Cinematography (b/w): Tony Gaudio

Oscar Awards: None

Oscar Context:

The Oscar winner was Arthur Miller for “The Song of Bernadette.

Running time: 99 Minutes

Directed By:Richard Rosson

Screenplay: John Rhodes Sturdy