Corvette K225

The back of this publicity still reads

From:  Universal Studios

Universal City, Calif.

Co-starred in Howard Hawks’ saga of the Royal Canadian Navy “Corvette K-225: at Universal Studios are Randolph Scott, Ella Raines and James Brown.  In directing the Universal picture Richard Rosson made numerous trips with convoys across the North Atlantic to get action scenes for the thrill packed romantic adventure story.

 

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Corvette K225

foreign flyer for  Universals’s Corvette K225 (1943) on a double bill with The Cat and the Canary (1939), a Bob Hope comedy at Paramount.

Corvette K225

publicity still with the crew of the Corvette K225 (1943) including Robert Mitchum.   It was the 11th of a whopping 20 films he made in his first year on the screen.  Many were uncredited bits and he was sometimes billed as Bob Mitchum.

Corvette K225

The back of this Corvette K225 (1943) publicity still reads

1230-166                                      ‘CORVETTES IN ACTION’                                          UNIVERSAL

A tragic burial scene at sea aboard a corvette.  Lieut. Com. MacClain (RANDOLPH SCOTT) looks on as a Gardner (JAMES FLAVIN) reads the services with LeBlanc (EDMUND MACDONALD) at his side.

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print ad with an endorsement of Corvette K225 (1943) from Kate Smith, and a promo for a forthcoming radio version.  Kate was an authority on patriotism, as her biggest hit record was God Bless America.  a number five pop hit in 1940.

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foreign promotional booklet for Corvette K225 (1943)

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at work on board the Corvette K225 (1943)

Corvette K225

original publicity still for Corvette K225 (1943), a Howard Hawks production that he did not direct.  Hawks was busy preparing for Lauren Bacall’s film debut in To Have and Have Not (1944).

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publicity still of the Canadian battleship Corvette K225 (1943).

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original lobby card (1943) with Robert Mitchum in an early supporting role

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Producer Howard Hawks with Richard Rosson in the director’s chair for a script conference with Randolph Scott and Ella Raines for Corvette K225 (1943).  Ella’s looking quite displeased.

Corvette K225

on board the Canadian wartime vessel Corvette K225 (1943).

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preparing a body for burial at sea in a scene from Corvette K225 (1943).

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Ella Raines and Randolph Scott are on opposite sides of the kitchen in a scene from Corvette K225 (1943), before the naval vessel takes off for action in World War II.

 

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the Canadian Navy at the controls of Corvette K225 (1943)