Jose Ferrer is delightfully clever and has such a twinkle in his eye!
This film was surprising in how it reflected the disparate worlds of the working class and British elite in the building of the liner Orion. In one instance the narration would shift from objective to subjective taking the perspective of one of the shipyard workers lamenting fact that his labor wouldn't be appreciated by those upperclassmen who will eventually enjoy the seas and see the world in a way the worker can only imagine. The ending is one of the most stunningly glum I've seen. Fantastic!