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The Cruel Sea (1953) Poster

(1953)

Full Cast & Crew

Directed by 

Charles Frend

Writing Credits  

Nicholas Monsarrat ... (by)
 
Eric Ambler ... (screenplay)

Cast (in credits order) verified as complete  

...
Ericson
...
Lockhart
John Stratton ...
Ferraby
...
Morell
John Warner ...
Baker
...
Bennett
Bruce Seton ...
Tallow
Liam Redmond ...
Watts
...
Julie Hallam (as Virginia Mc Kenna in closing credits)
Moira Lister ...
Elaine Morell
June Thorburn ...
Doris Ferraby
Megs Jenkins ...
Tallow's Sister
Meredith Edwards ...
Yeoman Wells
Glyn Houston ...
Phillips
...
Tonbridge
Leo Phillips ...
Wainwright
Dafydd Havard ...
Signalman Rose
Fred Griffiths ...
Gracey
Laurence Hardy ...
Sellars
Sam Kydd ...
Carslake
John Singer ...
Gray
Barry Steele ...
Broughton
Gerard Heinz ...
Polish Captain
Gerik Schjelderup ...
Norwegian Captain
Gaston Richer ...
French Captain
Andrew Cruickshank ...
Scott Brown
Barry Letts ...
Raikes
Kenn Kennedy ...
Allingham
Harold Goodwin ...
ASDIC Operator
George Curzon ...
Admiral At Party
Anthony Snell ...
R.N. Lieutenant
Ronald Simpson ...
R.N.Captain
Don Sharp ...
Lieutenant-Commander
Herbert C. Walton ...
The Waiter
Jack Howard ...
A Survivor
Russell Waters ...
A.R.P. Warden
Harold Jamieson ...
A.R.P. Warden
Warwick Ashton ...
Petty Officer Instructor
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Arthur Bentley ...
Radar Operator (uncredited)
Walter Fitzgerald ...
Warden (uncredited)
Paddy Joyce ...
Sonar Operator (uncredited)
Richard Leech ...
Sailor (uncredited)
Aileen Lewis ...
Lady at Party (uncredited)
Jim O'Brady ...
Sailor in Water (uncredited)
David Gideon Thomson ...
A.S.D.I.C. Officer (uncredited)
Alan Webb ...
Admiral Murray-Forbes (uncredited)
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Produced by 

Michael Balcon ... executive producer
Leslie Norman ... producer

Music by 

Alan Rawsthorne

Cinematography by 

Gordon Dines ... director of photography

Film Editing by 

Peter Tanner

Art Direction by 

Jim Morahan

Makeup Department 

Barbara Barnard ... hairstyles
Sidney Turner ... makeup artist

Production Management 

Hal Mason ... production supervisor
L.C. Rudkin ... unit production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director 

Norman Priggen ... assistant director
Peter Dixon ... second assistant director (uncredited)
Tom Pevsner ... third assistant director (uncredited)

Art Department 

Bert Davey ... assistant art director (uncredited)
Norman Dorme ... draughtsman (uncredited)
Andrew Low ... set dresser (uncredited)
Tony Rimmington ... junior draughtsman (uncredited)
Jack Shampan ... draughtsman (uncredited)

Sound Department 

Stephen Dalby ... sound supervisor
Leo Wilkins ... recordist
Jim Clark ... assistant sound editor (uncredited)
Mary Habberfield ... dubbing editor (uncredited)
Norman King ... chief sound engineer (uncredited)
Paul Lecker ... assistant boom operator (uncredited)
Ray Palmer ... sound assistant (uncredited)
Eric Stockl ... sound assistant (uncredited)
Don Wortham ... sound assistant (uncredited)

Special Effects by 

Sydney Pearson ... special effects

Visual Effects by 

Geoffrey Dickinson ... special processes

Camera and Electrical Department 

Paul Beeson ... second unit photography
Jo Jago ... second unit photography
John R.F. Stewart ... radar photography
Chic Waterson ... camera operator
Bob Penn ... still photographer (uncredited)
Herbert Smith ... focus puller (uncredited)
Ken Westbury ... clapper loader (uncredited)
Hugh Wilson ... focus puller: second unit (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department 

Anthony Mendleson ... wardrobe

Editorial Department 

Roy Baker ... second assistant editor (uncredited)
Barbara Bennett ... assembly cutter (uncredited)
Alastair McIntyre ... assistant editor (uncredited)

Music Department 

Ernest Irving ... conductor: Philharmonia Orchestra
Gerard Schurmann ... composer: additional music (uncredited) / orchestrator (uncredited)

Other crew 

R.S. Abram ... technical adviser (as Commander R.S. Abram D.S.C. R.N. {Retd})
J.E. Broome ... technical adviser (as Captain J. E. Broome D.S.C. R.N. {Retd})
Jean Graham ... continuity
Crew believed to be complete

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