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The Sea Wolves

  • Film

Time Out says

The Sea Wolves answers the pressing problem of how to repay the debt we owe to all those superannuated English stiff-upper-lippers now that all the major war campaigns have been filmed. Solution: dredge up some creaking piece of now-it-can-be-told war marginalia about a retired Territorial regiment of polo-playing boozers (The Calcutta Light Horse!) who bid goodbye to the memsahib for a fortnight and blow up some Jerry ships in Goa harbour. McLaglen previously demonstrated a certain competence with physical action in The Wild Geese, but here it's a very pedestrian hour-and-three-quarters before the final crunch - a risible affair with geriatric schoolboys wheezing about, getting hernias. Peck and Niven shamble amiably through the dross as if it were a Navaronian old boys reunion (class of '44), and Roger Moore finds new ways of smirking in a dinner jacket. As a genre - the arterio-sclerotic war movie - it'll never catch on. CPea.
Written by CPea

Release Details

  • Duration:122 mins

Cast and crew

  • Director:Andrew V McLaglen
  • Screenwriter:Reginald Rose
  • Cast:
    • Gregory Peck
    • Roger Moore
    • David Niven
    • Trevor Howard
    • Barbara Kellerman
    • Patrick Macnee
    • Patrick Allen
    • Bernard Archard
    • Faith Brook
    • Kenneth Griffith
    • Donald Houston
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