The Hunt for the Peggy C
An American fugitive struggles to rescue a Jewish family on his rusty cargo ship, outraging his mutinous crew of misfits, and provoking a hair-raising chase by an unstable Nazi U-boat captain bent on revenge.
Capt. Jake Rogers, a gruff U.S. Naval Academy dropout, is rumored to have fled America because of a murder. Now, during a nerve-wracking 3,000 mile escape through naval battles, mine fields and horrendous weather, his ship is pursued by a U-boat commanded by Oberleutnant Viktor Brauer, an ardant Nazi who knows his shaky career is finished unless he rescues his kidnapped boarding party from Jake.
As the chase intensifies, Jake falls in love with the family’s eldest daughter Miriam, a sweet medical student with a militant streak.
Everything seems hopeless when Jake is badly wounded, and Miriam must prove she’s as tough as her rhetoric to put down a mutiny by some of Jake’s fed up crew of misfits -- just as the U-boat closes in for the kill.