In 1942 Britain was clinging to the island of Malta since it was critical to keeping Allied supply lines open. The Axis also wanted it for their own supply lines. Plenty of realistic ... See full summary »
The HMS Aylesbury is sunk by the the German raider Essen. Only two men survive and are rescued by the damaged German ship. When the Germans make for an isolated harbour to repair the damage the suffered during the fight one of the men decides he must do all he can to delay the repairs and give the Royal Navy time to locate and destroy the ship. Written by
The plot of the film is taken from C. S. Foresters 1929 book "Brown on Resolution". See more »
When the Essen's main guns fire on Brown at the Resolution inlet, three guns per turret are visible, but when the Essen is seen sinking after the final battle with the British task force, only 2 guns per turret are visible. See more »
Great role for Jeffrey Hunter and a touching love-affair...
...between Hiller and Rennie.
"Sailor of the king" seems to be a lot of fiction. But it is a gripping story of two lovers in WW1 and the adventures of their son in WW2.
I love the beginning of the movie with shy Michael Rennie and the charming Wendy Hiller. Then Jeff comes and takes the command. It is very thrilling to watch him shooting Peter van Eyck who is a famous german actor and plays very well too.
I do not like the ending. It is too unrealistic. >
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