Films of Henry Hathaway: Down to the Sea in Ships — 19 Comments

  1. Welcome, Judy! And thanks for your kind words about my post. If you saw Down to the Sea at age 9, I'm not surprised that you developed a huge crush on Dean Stockwell. (By the way, fun trivia fact: Did you know that Dean's dad Harry was the voice of the Prince in Disney's Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs?)

    However, I'm afraid your memory plays you false about the iceberg scene. Jed never goes over the side to tend to repairs in that scene. Both Capt. Joy and Mr. Lunceford go over, while Jed watches anxiously as the ship rolls back and forth, threatening to crush them — a real "heartdropping moment" for Jed that he no doubt conveyed vividly to you.