Poster Details

Title: DOWN TO THE SEA IN SHIPS Linen
Title AKA:/aka/ Capitanes Del Mar

OUR PRICE: $125.00

Year: 1949
Director: Henry Hathaway

Starring:
Richard Widmark, Lionel Barrymore, Dean Stockwell

Poster Notes:
No year on poster but appears to be original vintage - 1949. A sentimental tale about an elderly captain who wants to bring his grandson to sea with him, but refuses to compromise his duty to his ship and crew even though it costs him everything he loves. Lionel Barrymore plays Captain Bering Joy as a sometimes-foolish old man vying for his grandson's affection with his first mate. Dean Stockwell plays the grandson who loves the sea and his grandfather, but is failing academically. Richard Widmark plays the young first mate who has been assigned the onerous task of teaching the boy his schoolwork. The beauty of this film for me is the way it celebrates wisdom, courage, fairness, and honesty in life. In the end, it is the log of a person's life and actions that matter more than their ability to fit any prevailing standard of knowledge or trendiness. Barrymore's character is old, ignorant, autocratic, and uncompromising, but he is also an example worthy of respect that the grandson can value for the rest of his life if he is wise enough to do so.

Condition Notes:
VERY GOOD-EXCELLENT : Bright Brilliant Image; Few Minor Surface Blemishes; Very Few Pinholes; Two Linen Tears One Inch Upper Border Linen Only; Very Minor Print Blemishes

Poster Form: Linen Backed

Condition Code:   B+            View Poster Condition Codes