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The Sea Shall Not Have Them (1954)

 |  Drama, War  |  June 1955 (USA)
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During autumn of 1944, an RAF Hudson carrying a VIP passenger in possession of highly secret information is shot down and ditches in the North Sea. Fighting the elements and trying to keep ... See full summary »

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Air Commodore Waltby
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Flight Sgt. MacKay
Anthony Steel ...
Flying Officer Treherne
Nigel Patrick ...
Flight Sgt. Singsby
Bonar Colleano ...
Sgt. Kirby
James Kenney ...
Cpl. Skinner
Sydney Tafler ...
Cpl. Robb
Griffith Jones ...
Group Capt. Todd
Jack Watling ...
Flying Officer Harding
Guy Middleton ...
Squadron Leader Scott
Ian Whittaker ...
A.C.2 Milliken
Paul Carpenter ...
Lt Patrick Boyle, Sea Otter Pilot
George Rose ...
Tebbitt
Victor Maddern ...
Gus Westover
Eddie Byrne ...
Petty Officer Porter
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During autumn of 1944, an RAF Hudson carrying a VIP passenger in possession of highly secret information is shot down and ditches in the North Sea. Fighting the elements and trying to keep up morale, the occupants of the aircraft's dinghy talk about their lives awaiting the rescue they hope will come. The film's title reflects the motto of the RAF's Air Sea Rescue Service, one of whose high speed launches battles against its own mechanical problems, enemy action, time and the weather to locate and rescue the downed crew and the vital secret papers they carry. Written by Terry60

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SURGING DRAMA! Excitement that leaps from the screen!

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The NFT in London planned to show this movie in the 1990s as part of a Lewis Gilbert season but had to cancel the screening when they found out no cinema prints existed. See more »

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When Gp Capt Todd is speaking to Mrs Watley at the railway station two airmen wearing the three-bladed propellor badge of the Senior Aircraftman pass by. This rank was not introduced until 1950. See more »

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If I Only Had Wings
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Music by Ronnie Aldrich
Lyrics by Sid Colin
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Partly made where I grew up!
28 September 2003 | by (Toronto, Canada) – See all my reviews

Just a little note to add some local interest to this excellent movie - the action takes place at an unnamed Air Sea Rescue station - I am sure most of the interior shots were taken in the studios but the exteriors are from Felixstowe where there really was a real life A/S Rescue station during WWII. The German guns were actually at Landguard Fort, which was just around the spit or point from the A/S Rescue station itself. The shots of the railroad station are likewise taken in what was then Felixstowe Town station. The area where the A/S Rescue station was is now part of the Container Port and I am sure nothing remains of the hangars and docks, but Landguard Fort is still there, minus the guns.


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