MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 935 this week

Crest of the Wave (1954)
"Seagulls Over Sorrento" (original title)

Approved  |   |  Drama, War  |  6 December 1954 (USA)
5.4
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.4/10 from 185 users  
Reviews: 6 user

A top secret naval base is located on an island near the coast of Scotland. There, a small group of British naval officers and their staff are joined by an American scientist and his ... See full synopsis »

Writers:

(play), , 1 more credit »
0Check in
0Share...

Interview: Magic Mike

The Magic Mike XXL guys give some relationship advice to a 74-year-old fan.

Watch Now

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 606 titles
created 28 Feb 2012
 
a list of 5259 titles
created 29 May 2012
 
a list of 4250 titles
created 31 Jul 2012
 
a list of 521 titles
created 18 Nov 2012
 
a list of 10 titles
created 21 Jun 2013
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Crest of the Wave (1954)

Crest of the Wave (1954) on IMDb 5.4/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Crest of the Wave.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Certificate: Passed Comedy | Fantasy | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Hat check man Louis Blore is in love with nightclub star May Daly. May, however, is love with a poor dancer, but wants to marry for money. When Louis wins the Irish Sweepstakes, he asks May... See full summary »

Director: Roy Del Ruth
Stars: Red Skelton, Lucille Ball, Gene Kelly
Biography | Comedy | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Fictionalized story of the songwriting partnership of Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart.

Director: Norman Taurog
Stars: Mickey Rooney, Tom Drake, June Allyson
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

The story, told in eight episodes, covers different facets of the American Spirit, from racial and religious tolerance to the dangers of self-centeredness and myopic reasoning. The parables... See full summary »

Directors: Clarence Brown, Don Hartman, and 5 more credits »
Stars: Ethel Barrymore, Keefe Brasselle, Gary Cooper
Comedy | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

The late, great impresario Florenz Ziegfeld looks down from heaven and ordains a new revue in his grand old style.

Directors: Lemuel Ayers, Roy Del Ruth, and 5 more credits »
Stars: William Powell, Judy Garland, Lucille Ball
Cover Girl (1944)
Comedy | Musical | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Rusty Parker wins a contest and becomes a celebrated cover girl; this endangers her romance with dancing mentor Danny.

Director: Charles Vidor
Stars: Rita Hayworth, Gene Kelly, Lee Bowman
Comedy | Fantasy | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Two sailors, one naive, the other experienced in the ways of the world, on liberty in Los Angeles, is the setting for this movie musical.

Director: George Sidney
Stars: Frank Sinatra, Kathryn Grayson, Gene Kelly
Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

D'Artagnan and his musketeer comrades thwart the plans of Royal Prime Minister Richelieu to usurp the King's power.

Director: George Sidney
Stars: Lana Turner, Gene Kelly, June Allyson
Comedy | Drama | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Delphine and Solange are two sisters living in Rochefort. Delphine is a dancing teacher and Solange composes and teaches the piano. Maxence is a poet and a painter. He is doing his military... See full summary »

Director: Jacques Demy
Stars: Catherine Deneuve, George Chakiris, Françoise Dorléac
On the Town (1949)
Certificate: Passed Comedy | Musical | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Three sailors on a day of shore leave in New York City look for fun and romance before their twenty-four hours are up.

Directors: Stanley Donen, Gene Kelly
Stars: Gene Kelly, Frank Sinatra, Betty Garrett
Certificate: Passed Musical | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Three friends struggle to find work in Paris. However, things become more complicated when two of them fall in love with the same woman.

Director: Vincente Minnelli
Stars: Gene Kelly, Leslie Caron, Oscar Levant
Comedy | Musical | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A musical remake of Ninotchka: After three bumbling Soviet agents fail in their mission to retrieve a straying Soviet composer from Paris, the beautiful, ultra-serious Ninotchka is sent to ... See full summary »

Director: Rouben Mamoulian
Stars: Fred Astaire, Cyd Charisse, Janis Paige
Short | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Director: Gene Kelly
Stars: Jocelyn Brando, Lauren Gilbert, Gene Kelly
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
...
Lt. 'Brad' Bradville (USN)
John Justin ...
Lt. Roger Wharton
...
...
Sidney James ...
Patric Doonan ...
Ray Jackson ...
Fredd Wayne ...
Seaman N. Sam 'Shorty' Kaminsky (USN)
Patrick Barr ...
Cmdr. Sinclair
David Orr ...
Edit

Storyline

A top secret naval base is located on an island near the coast of Scotland. There, a small group of British naval officers and their staff are joined by an American scientist and his assistants to devise a new kid of torpedo... See full synopsis »

Add Full Plot | Plot Synopsis

Genres:

Drama | War

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

6 December 1954 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Crest of the Wave  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Fredd Wayne's film debut. See more »

Goofs

Butch tightens the torpedo bolts by hand in the lab prior to testing. The bolts must be torqued to a specification using a torque wrench, not hand-tightened. See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Clunky, dull, pointless pulp
11 December 2012 | by (Menmuir, Scotland) – See all my reviews

I would love to have seen the looks on faces of cinema goers as they came out from watching this film back in 1954 - I suspect it would have been a mixture of wonderment at why the film was made, amazement that Gene Kelly couldn't act his way out of a paper bag, curiosity to know if a contract has been taken out on the script writer, and suicidal depression at having spent time and money going in the door in the first place. I have given this one point above the worst possible score as I am sure it had honorable aspirations i.e. to reflect the commitment of brave men during the war. But to be sure, this was no Dam Busters!!


1 of 4 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
I Love to see Crest of the Wave/Seagulls Over Sorrento yeuxrouge
Uncredited Actor Walthall
Where was this filmed? mthuff
Discuss Crest of the Wave (1954) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?