For all his young life Albert Brown had known that he was to join the Navy, and the beginning of the First World War finds him a Leading Seaman. Alone on the barren island of Resolution in the South Pacific, he fights against the might of a German battleship.
This is the first of C.S.Forester's novels about the sea.
In 1893, a London working girl falls in love with a naval lieutenant, and bears him an illegitimate son. Years later, her son, Albert Brown, joins the navy during World War I, and is captured by a German ship, from which he later escapes from.
Release Date: May 15, 1935(UK)
October 19, 1935(USA)
Release Time: 70 minutes
Betty Balfour - Elizabeth Brown
John Mills - Albert Brown
Barry MacKay - Lt. Somerville
Jimmy Hanley - Ginger
Howard Marion-Crawford - Max
H.G. Stoker - Captain Holt
Percy Walsh - Kapitan von Lutz
George Merritt - William Brown
Cyril Smith - William Brown, Jr.
US title - Born for Glory
UK re-issue title - Forever England
Cecil Scott Forester was the pen name of Cecil Louis Troughton Smith, an English novelist who rose to fame with tales of adventure and military crusades. His most notable works were the 11-book Horatio Hornblower series, about naval warfare during the Napoleonic era, and The African Queen (1935; filmed in 1951 by John Huston). His novels A Ship of the Line and Flying Colours were jointly awarded the 1938 James Tait Black Memorial Prize for fiction.