|Sabotage at Sea|
|Directed by||Leslie S. Hiscott|
|Written by||Michael Barringer|
|Produced by||Elizabeth Hiscott|
|Edited by||Peter Tanner|
|Music by||W.L. Trytel|
|Distributed by||Anglo-American Film Corporation (UK)|
Sabotage at Sea is a 1942 British, black-and-white, drama, mystery, war film, directed by Leslie S. Hiscott and starring Jane Carr, Margaretta Scott, David Hutcheson and Ronald Shiner as Ernie the Cook. It was produced by British National Films and Shaftesbury Films.
It has the overall format of a whodunnit but with a clear theme of protecting military secrets during the Second World War.
A series of vignettes introduce us to a selection of people who late turn out to be the individual suspects.
Cargo ship Captain Tracey (David Hutcheson) has discovered that enemy agents have tampered with his ship. The film follows the search for the saboteur. The unlikely scenario means that six would-be subjects are jointly kidnapped/shanghaied and kept on board while he investigates which one is the saboteur.
The suspects include both males and females including members of the shipping company (Digby & Farar) and their relatives.
The investigation tales place en route to New York.
TV Guide wrote, "the cast is handicapped by an uneventful, wordy script."