Rulers of the Sea

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  • Genre(s): Drama
  • Release year: 1939
  • Running time: 97 min
Rulers of the Sea is a 1939 American historical drama film directed by Frank Lloyd and starring Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Margaret Lockwood and Will Fyffe. The film's story is based on the voyage of the SS Savannah, the first steamship to cross the North... read more

Rulers of the Sea is a 1939 American historical drama film directed by Frank Lloyd and starring Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Margaret Lockwood and Will Fyffe. The film's story is based on the voyage of the SS Savannah, the first steamship to cross the North Atlantic, from Britain to the United States. The film was made by Paramount Pictures, but featured Lockwood and Fyffe who were two of the leading stars of the British Gainsborough Pictures studios. The supporting cast features Alan Ladd.

Original Release

12/04/1939

US Release

12/17/1939

Cast

Margaret Lockwood Mary Shaw
Will Fyffe John Shaw
George Bancroft Captain Oliver / Capt. Oliver
Montagu Love Malcolm Grant
Douglas Fairbanks Jr. David Gillespie / David 'Davie' Gillespie
Vaughan Glaser Junius Smith
David Torrence Donald Fenton
Lester Matthews Lieut. Roberts
Alec Craig Foreman
Barlowe Borland Magistrate
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Frank Lloyd

Writers

Frank Cavett, Talbot Jennings, Richard Collins

Cast

Margaret Lockwood Mary Shaw
Will Fyffe John Shaw
George Bancroft Captain Oliver / Capt. Oliver
Montagu Love Malcolm Grant
Douglas Fairbanks Jr. David Gillespie / David 'Davie' Gillespie
Vaughan Glaser Junius Smith
David Torrence Donald Fenton
Lester Matthews Lieut. Roberts
Alec Craig Foreman
Barlowe Borland Magistrate
Wilson Benge Campbell
Alan Ladd Colin Farrell
Lawrence Grant Mr. Negley
Harry Allen Murdock
Barry Macollum Miller
David Cavendish First Officer Lewis
David Clyde Second Mate Evans
Charles McAvoy O'Brien
John Power Capt. of 'Dog Star' / Captain of 'Dog Star'
William Haade A Stoker

Producers

Frank Lloyd Producer
Lou Smith Producer

Editors

Paul Weatherwax

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