Convoy (1940 film)

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Directed by Pen Tennyson
Produced by Michael Balcon (producer)
Sergei Nolbandov (associate producer)
Written by Patrick Kirwan (writer)
Pen Tennyson (writer)
Starring Clive Brook
John Clements
Edward Chapman
Judy Campbell
Music by Ernest Irving
Cinematography Roy Kellino
Günther Krampf
Edited by Ray Pitt
Distributed by Associated British Film Distributors
RKO Pictures (US)
Release dates July 1940[1]
  • January 3, 1941 (1941-01-03) (US)
Running time 90 minutes
78 minutes (US)
Country United Kingdom
Language English

Convoy is a 1940 British war film directed by Pen Tennyson and starring Clive Brook, John Clements and Edward Chapman. It was made by Ealing Studios. It was Tennyson's last film before being killed in a plane crash.

Plot summary[edit]

A Royal Navy cruiser returns to base to find all leave has been cancelled and they are to start out straight away for a special mission. They are sent to meet a convoy and escort them safely into English coastal waters. One stubborn merchant ship captain refuses to join the convoy and is attacked by a U-boat which sets a trap for the convoy and its escorts.



The music is by Ernest Irving and includes a slowed down version of "Rule, Britannia!".


  1. ^ Perry p.40
  2. ^ "Convoy". Retrieved April 13, 2014. 

External links[edit]


  • Perry, George. Forever Ealing. Pavilion Books, 1994.