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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'
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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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One of the Most Challenging Stories of Faith Ever Told! See more »

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Drama | Thriller | War

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Also Known As:

A Intocável  »

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Trivia

Both Cy Grant (Number Four) and Richard Burton (Biscuit) served in the RAF as navigators in WWII. See more »

Goofs

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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Just Discovered this Film
18 January 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Enjoyed viewing this classic film from 1957 starring Joan Collins, (Sea Wife) and Richard Burton, (Biscuit). This film opens up with Biscuit running an ad in most of the London papers trying to locate Sea Wife and at first you think this must be some undercover agent trying to locate their partner. However, it turns out to be a love story which occurred during WW II when their ship was sunk by a Japanese Submarine and this couple wound up on a raft together. Biscuit fell in love with Sea Wife, however, she always turned down his sexual advances towards her and refused to give him a civil answer as to why she felt this way towards him. This is a hidden gem of a picture and worth your time to view and enjoy this great classic with great actors.


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