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Sea Wife (1957)

Approved | | Drama, Thriller, War | 16 October 1957 (USA)
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In 1942, a cargo ship jammed with British evacuees from Singapore is sunk by a Japanese sub. A small lifeboat carries a beautiful woman, an army officer, a bigoted administrator, and a ... See full summary »

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Sea Wife
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Biscuit
Basil Sydney ...
Bulldog
Cy Grant ...
Number Four
Ronald Squire ...
Clubman
Harold Goodwin ...
Daily Telegraph Clerk
Roddy Hughes ...
Club Barman
Gibb McLaughlin ...
Club Porter
Lloyd Lamble ...
Captain 'San Felix'
Ronald Adam ...
Army Padre
Nicholas Hannen ...
Elderly Passenger
Otokichi Ikeda ...
Submarine Commander
Tenji Takagi ...
Submarine Interpreter
Beatrice Varley ...
Elderly Nun
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In 1942, a cargo ship jammed with British evacuees from Singapore is sunk by a Japanese sub. A small lifeboat carries a beautiful woman, an army officer, a bigoted administrator, and a black seaman. Only the seaman knows the woman is a nun. The men reveal their true selves under the hardships of survival. Told in a too-long flashback frame. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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Director Bob McNaught, working as the Associate Producer, replaced Roberto Rossellini as the director. A press release stated..."but Rossellini decided at almost the last minute that "Sea Wife" was not his cup of minestrone." Not the first nor last time a director quit a film, but one of the few instances where the production company used it as a publicity story. See more »

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The opening sequences in London are set in 1947, but several 1950s vehicles (including the newspaper delivery vans) are visible in various street scenes. See more »

Quotes

Michael Cannon: Ah Sea Wife!
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Soundtracks

The Sea Wife Theme (I'll Find You)
Sung by David Whitfield
Composed by Tolchard Evans
Lyrics by Richard Mullan
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I love you sea wife.
3 October 2008 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Biscuit, Sea Wife, Bulldog and Number 4 are cast adrift aboard a life boat after their ship was sunk by the Japanese. They were evacuating from Singapore in 1942 and now, here floating on the ocean, they must come together and overcome any feelings they may hold about each other.

A film with essentially only four characters, each very different, should really make for an interesting character piece, that it doesn't is down to the staid script and some immensely bad bacon sandwich acting. Joan Collins is Sea Wife and Richard Burton is Biscuit, both seemingly trying to out camp each other. A little drama wouldn't have gone amiss either, there are some decent scenes put together, and a modicum of interest is raised once the group actually have to do something to survive, but it's false hope that the picture could be saved from a dreary and watery grave. 3/10


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