Announcing the first annual Golden gCaptain film award nominees

[QUOTE=c.captain;94694]Afraid not…he was a Marine but Ernest Borgnine was a Navy man as was Alec Guiness, Eddie Albert (& a hero at Tarawa), Glenn Ford, Henry Fonda, Jason Robards, Don Rickles plus a whole slew of others

Jack Lord, Carrol O’Connor, Woodie Guthrie and Jack Keroac were all merchant mariners[/QUOTE]

Sean Connery, Richard Dawson, Steling Hayden, Steve McQueen was also a merchant mariner, albeit for a short time and before joinng the Corps.

Don’t forget Broderick Crawford as the evil and ambitious oiler in the movie, The Decks Ran Red. James Mason does a nice job as the replacement master, too. Yul Brenner has a pretty good turn as a conflicted captain in Morituri. The shots of the Doxford diesel engine in action are worth watching the movie alone. Well, a young Marlon Brando is pretty good, too as a double agent. Edmund O’Brien as the 2nd Engineer in The Last Voyage is also a potential nominee.

the committee recognizes the liberty ship BERWIND (actually the Greek-registered SS IGOR (originally the SS PHILIP C. SHERA) as best ship to play a ship in a movie but cannot allow any member of the cast in that film to be placed in any “best” category…

The committee does endorse all though to be considered in the appropriate “worsts”

Yul Brenner has a pretty good turn as a conflicted captain in Morituri. The shots of the Doxford diesel engine in action are worth watching the movie alone. Well, a young Marlon Brando is pretty good, too as a double agent. Edmund O’Brien as the 2nd Engineer in The Last Voyage is also a potential nominee.

the committee has not seen these films and thus cannot confirm inclusion of any aforementioned into nomination at this time…

The “Hairy Ape” was just on A&E today. It’s been years since I saw that movie!

this synopsis of “The Decks Ran Red” has been found at TCM.com…(note that the lack of use of paragraphs is not my doing)

Just off the coast of New Zealand, the captain of an American freighter, the S.S. Berwind , dies unexpectedly, prompting the cook and steward to desert what they consider an ill-fated ship. Meanwhile, luxury cruise ship S.S. Mariposa docks in Los Angeles where first officer Edwin B. Rumill receives a surprising call from his wife Joan, asking him to meet her immediately. Joining Joan are representatives of the ship line, who offer Ed command of the Berwind provided that he depart for New Zealand immediately. Despite Joan’s protests about the strain the new position will place on their family life, Ed accepts the promotion as a career advancement after learning that the Berwind 's first officer, Mr. Moody, is too old for command. Meanwhile as the Berwind awaits its new captain, boiler room technician Henry Scott plots with partner Leroy Martin to provoke a mutiny, murder the crew and turn the ship in for the enormous salvage reward. Despite Leroy’s protests, Scott then enlists seaman Mace, a former petty criminal, in their scheme. Upon arriving in New Zealand, Ed is met by officer Alex Cole who informs him that Moody and many of the crew are resentful of Ed’s appointment. When Moody tells Ed that they need a cook and steward before setting sail, Ed learns of a native Maori cook, but is dismayed to learn he insists on bringing his wife. Conscious of the loss of income with each day the ship is not as sea, Ed reluctantly agrees. Soon after the cook Pete and his striking wife Mahia come aboard, Ed realizes his error in judgment as Mahia’s presence causes a palpable tension among the crew. Later, Leroy blatantly accosts Mahia in front of Pete who is helpless to defend his wife’s honor as the crew leers at her. Once at sea, Mace refuses to help murder the crew and Scott and Leroy threaten to throw him overboard. Scott tells Mace he intends to stir up the crew so that the log will document evidence of rising tensions and an eventual mutiny. Several days later, Moody dies in his sleep and the crew’s resentment against Ed grows. Later, when a jealousy-crazed Pete attacks Leroy for his continued attentions to Mahia, Ed orders the cook locked in his quarters. Frustrated by Mace’s continual resistance and hoping to incite panic among the crew, Scott follows through on his threat and he and Leroy throw Mace overboard late one night. His disappearance has the desired effect of unsettling the crew and Ed. Scott and Leroy tell Ed of rumors that crew members are considering violence in order to free Pete and thus re-instate cooked meals. Although each crew member is questioned about Mace’s disappearance, Ed learns nothing, but realizes that the tensions are not as severe as Scott has maintained. Late the next night, Scott meets with several crew members in an attempt to convince them that Ed is unfit and that they should storm Pete’s quarters to free him. Concerned over the gathering, Ed and his officers discuss whether to take action. Meanwhile, several seaman accuse Scott of coercion and of murdering Mace. Frustrated by their failure to rouse the crew, Scott and Leroy destroy the radio room, cutting off all communication. Believing the crew is planning to revolt, Ed and the other officers are bewildered when they discover that most of the crew have retired to their cabins. Scott tells Leroy they must proceed with their plan and unveils several pistols and ammunition that he has hidden. Returning to the engine room secretly, Scott and Leroy then murder the four engineers. Shortly after discovering the vandalized radio room and upon receiving no response from the engine room, Ed and Cole find the murdered engineers and bring the Berwind to a halt. Ed frees Pete and orders the crew to the mess area where several seamen voice their suspicion that Scott and Leroy are responsible for the murders. When the officers advise Ed to evacuate the crew in lifeboats for their safety, Ed hesitates, concerned that the armed Scott and Leroy might fire upon the defenseless men. After realizing that Mahia is missing, Ed finds her in her cabin and they successfully evade Scott. When, officers Elliott and Karl Pope go topside to search for Leroy, Pope is killed and Elliott wounded by Leroy. Distressed, Pete grabs a machete and goes topside where he is also shot by Leroy. After Elliott crawls below deck to report, Mahia becomes hysterical about Pete and pleads tobe allowed to help her husband. The crew become anxious and when many demand they leave the ship, Ed agrees, unaware that Mahia has snuck topside to search for Pete. When Ed and the men arrive on deck, Scott calls out to them that he is holding Mahia and will kill her unless everyone abandons ship immediately. Ed acquiesces, but plans to swim back to the ship and crawl aboard using a path log line hanging over the stern. While the crew evacuates, Leroy questions Scott about the wisdom of allowing the men to escape alive, and Scott assures him they will ram the lifeboat later. As dawn breaks, Ed swims back to the Berwind and although officer “Bull” Pringle insists on accompanying him, the officer drowns in the cold rough water. Ed struggles aboard alone as Scott and Leory start the engines and direct the ship at the lifeboat. Consumed by fear, Mahia nearly attacks Ed until she realizes who he is and discloses Scott and Leroy’s locations. While Ed sneaks down to the engine room, Mahia distracts Leroy, then shoots him with his own pistol. When Scott receives no response from the engine room, he goes below and he is attacked by Ed. After a furious fight, Ed kills Scott and turns the Berwind away from the lifeboat in time to save the crew.

and now the members of the Academy know why this movie gets no prizes other than a big raspberry!

upon come reconsideration, the nominating committee has decided to place the actress Dorthy Dandridge into the category of best looking dame with fabulous tits ever to be aboard a Liberty Ship…

are there other nominees for this category or should we make the award now and personally pin it to Ms. Dandridge’s shirt? Can you undo a few more buttons for the audience ma’am?

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I disagree with the c.committee but will abide by the ruling.

[QUOTE=Bayrunner;94842]I disagree with the c.committee but will abide by the ruling.[/QUOTE]

The committee must ask if the member has yet seen the “Cruel Sea”?

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Once the member has been the film, it believes the member will then agree with the committee’s decision.

The novel THE CRUEL SEA by Nicholas Monserrat was an unflinching portrayal of life at sea during WWII on a boat tasked with protecting convoys and seeking and destroying U-boats. A runaway success, the novel had already sold over 4 million copies in just 2 years when Ealing decided to make the film version. Filmed aboard an actual Royal Navy corvette, THE CRUEL SEA tells the story of the sailors aboard the HMS Compass Rose: the bonds that form between them, the daily pressures they face and their epic struggle to overcome the enemy. Nominated for a BAFTA for Best British Film, THE CRUEL SEA stars Jack Hawkins, Sir Donald Sinden and Stanley Clarke, and is a gripping insight into the lives of unsung heroes at sea during the war, and the agonizing decisions and incredible peril they faced on a daily basis.

I cant’t get the Morituri trailer to play but that could be because of the firewall here at work. Here is a scene from the movie with some pretty handy camera work.

Here is the link to the trailer. Maybe it will work.

And the trailer for The Last Voyage. The ILE DE FRANCE was the vessel used, and the former owners were none to pleased about it.

A hissing WHAT?

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[QUOTE=cmakin;94916]I cant’t get the Morituri trailer to play but that could be because of the firewall here at work. Here is a scene from the movie with some pretty handy camera work.[/QUOTE]

The committee has not seen nor heard of this film before so does not feel qualified to endorse this recommendation yet if the member feels the actor worthy, then the committee will concur and place Yul Bryner into nomination.

Also the committee is reminded of the fine vintage cargo/passenger vessel in the filmPAPILLON that delivers the prisoners to Devil’s Island.

How about the extras in Mutiny on the Bounty ( version with Marlon Brando)

And of course there is always Kurt Russel’s turn as Capt. Ron. . . .

[QUOTE=cmakin;95012]And of course there is always Kurt Russel’s turn as Capt. Ron. . . .[/QUOTE]

Ah come on…really as best? Funniest maybe but best!

[QUOTE=powerabout;94985]How about the extras in Mutiny on the Bounty ( version with Marlon Brando)[/QUOTE]

extras and minor players are out…the committee will only consider leading or at least major supporting actors for awards.

Also needs clarification that the awards are not intended to be for officers in sail (particularly Royal Navy or pirates) but may bend the rules if a particularly outstanding candidate is suggested to the committee.

Further that the committee is disgusted to discover that Russell Crowe will portray the phat phuck Paul Watson in a feature film. The committee never really did care much for Crowe but really can not abide him now!

[QUOTE=c.captain;95014]Also needs clarification that the awards are not intended to be for officers in sail (particularly Royal Navy or pirates) but may bend the rules if a particularly outstanding candidate is suggested to the committee.[/QUOTE]

Well, I suppose my idea of placing the swashbuckling 1935 movie “Captain Blood” is totally out question.
So, I’ll place “The Sea Wolf” for consideration, Edward G Robinson was excellent as the cruel Master, Wolf Larsen, of the “The Ghost.”

And nary a nomination for Raymond Massey or Humphrey Bogart. The latter having several potential nominations in both the lead and supporting cast postions.

Bogie is there. CC put up a pic in his first post.

[QUOTE=cmakin;95087]And nary a nomination for Raymond Massey or Humphrey Bogart. The latter having several potential nominations in both the lead and supporting cast postions.[/QUOTE]

the committee will allow Raymond Massey into the category of best shipmaster but doubts he will win when compared to Jack Hawkins

So to recap the nominees at this time are:

as a shipmaster/commanding officer

  1. Jack Hawkins in The Cruel Sea
  2. Leslie Neilsen in The Poseidon Adventure
  3. John Wayne in The Sea Chase
  4. Yul Bryner in Moruturi
  5. Raymond Massey in Action in the North Atlantic

as a chief mate/executive officer

  1. Humphrey Bogart in Action in the North Atlantic

as a chief engineer

  1. James Doohan in lots of Star Trek episodes/movie (he was way better on TV!)
  2. Steve McQueen in the Sand Pebbles

as best looking dame with lovely tits on a Liberty Ship

  1. Dorthy Dandridge in The Decks Ran Red

the committee is holding nominations for bests open of a while longer

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