Best action movie mistakes of 1953
Factual error: When the captain of the Essen is interviewing Brown, he claims that "No British light cruiser captain would engage the Essen." In fact, history has shown that RN, RAN and RNZN captains could be depended upon to place their ships in harm's way against a superior enemy. River Plate, the Jervis Bay, HMAS Sydney, and Craddock at Coronel are ample proof of Nelson's influence..."No captain can do very wrong if he places his ship alongside that of the enemy."
Visible crew/equipment: John Payne leaves a theater after getting into a fight after being tricked by actress friend Evelyn Keyes during an audition. As he walks out the backstage to the back entrance, the shadow of a crew member (possibly the camera operator) can be seen on the wall as Payne passes by.