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Author Topic: RULERS of the sea movie.  (Read 3923 times)

Offline Walter Snowdon

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RULERS of the sea movie.
« on: May 27, 2014, 06:38:04 AM »
Has anyone seen the 1939 film RULERS OF THE SEA movie about the first atlantic crossing entirely under steam by the Cunarder PS Sirius. In the film she was called DOG STAR! Is the film any good and is it available on DVD? I have seen stills of it of two enormous models used (both needed very large low loaders to move them. And there are men standing on their decks! Also I have read two references to a full size replica being built for the film and stills of Sirius under way bear this out. If so, what happened to the models and replica?.Any film buffs (or Roderick! ) help me out?. Regards, Walter.
Blessed are the "cracked" -for they let in the light for the rest of us.

Offline Gerhardvienna

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Re: RULERS of the sea movie.
« Reply #1 on: July 03, 2014, 05:51:47 PM »
Hello Walter
Maybe this is helpful for you   :http://www.jubileedvds.com/Rulers-of-the-Sea-1939-DVD-W3162010858.htm  ;D
Greetings from Vienna
Gerhard
« Last Edit: July 04, 2014, 12:48:14 AM by Gerhardvienna »
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Offline Gerhardvienna

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Re: RULERS of the sea movie.
« Reply #2 on: July 04, 2014, 03:10:51 PM »
Here i found another Link to the movie, the link above does not work anymore!

http://streamingvk-film.com/fr/movie/180799/Rulers+of+the+Sea-1939

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Gerhard
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Offline the bombus

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Re: RULERS of the sea movie.
« Reply #3 on: January 16, 2015, 05:55:45 PM »
like to see the movie but i don't like free sites that ask for my creditcard number.
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Offline Gerhardvienna

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Re: RULERS of the sea movie.
« Reply #4 on: January 17, 2015, 05:39:21 AM »
This is what i found today, but as at the link above, I did not try the download.
http://www.soo.pink/share/rulers-of-the-sea-1939.html
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Gerhard
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Offline the bombus

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Re: RULERS of the sea movie.
« Reply #5 on: January 18, 2015, 03:43:57 AM »
Gerhard,
i tried the link and the result was ......... 45 to clean my pc from al the junk that came along with it .
my brand new pc was as slow as a 1980's model with al kinds of programs i have never seen before opening and closing .
it took the guy from the pc shop 4 hrs to clean the whole thing.
it was'nt rulers of the sea but rulers of my pc
gr from The Bombus
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and maybe it will work

Offline Walter Snowdon

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Re: RULERS of the sea movie.
« Reply #6 on: March 23, 2021, 07:30:50 PM »
Hi folks back to this old story. Anyone got an update on this film?. I am 80 years young in april and I MUST see this film before I "loose my mortal coil"!!. I am (by choice  not very computer literate = a long story).  two or three years ago I did see a newspaper clipping of the two models being paraded on low loaders with a marching band etc being paraded through an American city in front of a large crowd. The  "models" were VAST looking about ten meters plus long with men standing on the decks.  Help PLEASE. regards, Walter.
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Offline optima21

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Re: RULERS of the sea movie.
« Reply #7 on: March 24, 2021, 04:02:22 AM »
if this is what you're after, a quick google shows that someone has uploaded it to youtube

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cy7Rg35vFvg




Offline Walter Snowdon

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Re: RULERS of the sea movie.
« Reply #8 on: March 24, 2021, 04:11:17 AM »
Thanks for that optima 21, I had only discovered that myself half an hour ago. I shall spend tonight watching it. I understand that it is very slanted toward the US market with some "slight" bending of History. I look forward to it. Have you a first name or nickname = with my dislike of IT i find code names offputting!  regards walter (That grumpy old guy who hates progress!!).
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Offline optima21

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Re: RULERS of the sea movie.
« Reply #9 on: March 24, 2021, 05:50:18 PM »
Hi Walter,  Im Dominic, although some people know me as Optima and will call me that as its a name that I've used for over 25 years now on the internet......

...when you say you hate progress, remember that they have now developed an apple that has a longer shelf life than the time taken between the launch of a new Apple phone.

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Re: RULERS of the sea movie.
« Reply #10 on: March 25, 2021, 07:29:47 PM »
Steam vs Sail!

"There is no spare sail. I unloaded it in London to make room for more coal!"

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Re: RULERS of the sea movie.
« Reply #11 on: March 25, 2021, 07:41:47 PM »
From the IMDB site:
The film is based on two original British steamships, the SS Sirius and the SS Great Western. The SS Sirius was built in 1837 and was serving the London-Cork line until the quest for steam-crossing the Atlantic took her to this adventure. She had condensers which worked with fresh water which allowed less maintenance so quicker journeys. She sailed from Cork and arrived in New York in April 22nd. 1838 after a 18-day trip, only a day ahead of the SS Great Western, which had been specially built for the Atlantic steam crossing but left England (Avonmouth, near Bristol) four days later (so she was faster, but left later). In the film the Sirius, a working replica of which was built, is renamed Dog Star (as Sirius is the dog star), but keeps her original Royal Navy captain's name (Lt. Richard Roberts). The SS Savannah, an American ship, had been the first one to cross the Atlantic in 1819 from Savannah to Liverpool, only partially using steam power and with no passengers daring to embark considering it too dangerous.

 

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