The Cruel Sea

Film, Drama

Time Out says

A sterling, old-fashioned war film of the type too readily devalued these days. Jack Hawkins gives perhaps his most notable performance as the captain of a Royal Navy corvette, suggesting as much life above as below that stiff upper lip, while Eric Ambler's adaptation of Nicholas Monsarrat's book gives the minnows their due as the enlisted men face storms and German U-boats with more courage than experience. Best of all, Frend's documentary style puts us smack in the middle of the Atlantic - the cruel sea indeed.

By: TCh


Release details

126 mins

Cast and crew

Charles Frend
Eric Ambler
Jack Hawkins
Donald Sinden
Stanley Baker
John Stratton
Denholm Elliott
Virginia McKenna
Moira Lister
Liam Redmond
Alec McCowen
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