2. mediumaevum:

    To honor my dear, old chap Herman Melville (it’s his birthday), here is a 15th century initial from the Ranworth Antiphonal.

    The image depicts Jonah appearing from the belly of the whale after he had spent three days there.

    (Source: english.cam.ac.uk, via fyeahhistoricalwhaling)

  3. Popeye Stock Poster (Paramount, 1943)

    Popeye the Sailor Man was a very popular cartoon character, especially during the dark days of World War II, when his optimism and strength was an inspiration to moviegoers everywhere.

  4. In the Navy (Universal, 1941) Argentinean Poster

    Starring Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Dick Powell, and The Andrews Sisters

  6. Action in the North Atlantic (Warner Brothers, 1943) Belgian movie poster c.1946 re-release

    Action in the North Atlantic is solid wartime propaganda with a rather endearing inner lining of left-wing politics, courtesy (no doubt) of scenarist John Howard Lawson, who based his screenplay on a novel by maritime specialist Guy Gilpatric. +

    more on IMDbfull synopsis and more

  7. Destroyer (Columbia, 1943)

    Starring Edward G. Robinson, Glenn Ford, Marguerite Chapman, Edgar Buchanan, Leo Gorcey, Regis Toomey, Edward Brophy, Lloyd Bridges

  8. Blackgang’s Summer Movie Review

    Adventure’s End (Realart, R- 1949)

    Starring John Wayne, Diana Gibson, Montagu Love, Moroni Olsen, Maurice Black, Paul White, Cameron Hall, Patrick J. Kelly, George Cleveland, and Glenn Strange. Directed by Arthur Lubin.

    Pacific pearl diver Duke Slade (John Wayne) escapes angry natives by joining on to a whaler whose dying captain persuades him to marry his daughter, already being wooed by the first mate. +  (more)

  9. Follow the Fleet (RKO, 1936)

    Starring Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Randolph Scott, Harriet Hilliard, Astrid Allwyn, Betty Grable, and Lucille Ball. Directed by Mark Sandrich.

  10. Captains Courageous (MGM, 1937). Lobby Card Set

    Spoiled rich boy Harvey Cheyne (played to perfection by Freddie Bartholomew) has a real attitude problem. When he falls overboard while traveling on an ocean liner, Harvey is rescued by a fishing boat heading out to sea.

    Unable to convince the crew that he is, indeed, the scion of a wealthy family, Harvey is put under the care of Manuel (Spencer Tracy), a Portuguese fisherman, from whom he learns a number of valuable life lessons.

  12. Miss Pacific Fleet (Warner Brothers, 1935)

    Starring Joan Blondell, Glenda Farrell, Hugh Herbert, Eddie Acuff, Marie Wilson. Directed by Ray Enright.

  13. The Long Voyage Home (United Artists, 1940)

    Starring John Wayne, Thomas Mitchell, Ian Hunter, Barry Fitzgerald, Wilfred Lawson, Mildred Natwick, John Qualen, Ward Bond, Arthur Shields, Joe Sawyer, J.M. Kerrigan, Rafaela Ottiano, Carmen Morales, and Constantine Romanoff. Directed by John Ford.

  14. Action in the North Atlantic (Warner Brothers, 1943)

    Starring Humphrey Bogart, Raymond Massey, Alan Hale, Julie Bishop, Ruth Gordon, Sam Levene, Dane Clark, Peter Whitney, Dick Hogan, Louis Adlon, Kirk Alyn, Virginia Christine, Donald Douglas, Charles Trowbridge. Directed by Lloyd Bacon, Byron Haskin and Raoul Walsh.

  15. Destroyer (Columbia, 1943)

    Starring Edward G. Robinson, Glenn Ford, Marguerite Chapman, Edgar Buchanan, Leo Gorcey, Regis Toomey, Edward Brophy, and Lloyd Bridges.