The Cruel Sea

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Commander Ericson is made captain of the Corvette Compass Rose, a small escort vessel used to guide and protect convoys travelling through the Atlantic. Ericson is thrown into a life and death dilemma which forces him to choose between destroying an... read more

Commander Ericson is made captain of the Corvette Compass Rose, a small escort vessel used to guide and protect convoys travelling through the Atlantic. Ericson is thrown into a life and death dilemma which forces him to choose between destroying an enemy ship and sparing the lives of his own men.

Original Release

02/24/1953

Cast

Directors

Charles Frend

Writers

Eric Ambler, Nicholas Monsarrat

Cast

Denholm Elliott Morell
Donald Sinden Lockhart
Jack Hawkins Ericson
Stanley Baker Bennett
John Stratton Ferraby
Virginia McKenna Julie Hallam
John Warner Baker
Bruce Seton Tallow
Liam Redmond Watts
Moira Lister Elaine Morell
June Thorburn Doris Ferraby
Megs Jenkins Tallow's Sister
Alec McCowen Tonbridge
Gerik Schjelderup Norwegian Captain
Meredith Edwards Yeoman Wells
Gerard Heinz Polish Captain
Andrew Cruickshank Scott Brown
Don Sharp Lieutenant-Commander
Barry Letts Raikes
Harold Goodwin ASDIC Operator

Producers

Michael Balcon Executive Producer
Leslie Norman Producer

Editors

Peter Tanner

1954 Oscar Best Writing, Screenplay Nominated
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