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The Shipbuilders is a movie based on a novel by George Blake, set in wartime Britain. The Shipbuilders focuses on Leslie Pagan (Clive Brook), the owner of a large shipbuilding company who was hired to produce ships for the British Navy during the war, and riveter Danny Shields (Morland Graham). Of course, wartime is good for the manufacturing business, so Pagan's business is making record profits. However, the movie is more about Pagan's quest to figure out how to make a profit once the war is won. Mass naval ship production on government funding is one thing, but to try and profit off of large scale shipbuilding during an era of peace is a more difficult task. Directed by John Baxtar, the movie is a drama that takes the audience through the prosperous era of shipbuilding, as well as the struggles that accompany the industry in the time of peace.