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Sea Wife (1957)

Approved | | Drama, Thriller, War | 16 October 1957 (USA)
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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A Intocável  »

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

Bulldog: How much water do we have left?
Sister Therese: Enough for three days.
Bulldog: In three days we shall kill a man and drink his blood!
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The Sea Wife Theme (I'll Find You)
Sung by David Whitfield
Composed by Tolchard Evans
Lyrics by Richard Mullan
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War-time drama of survival, and forbidden and lost love
3 October 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Most of the small number of viewers who have commented on this film to date, seem to find it boring or without much substance. But I think "See Wife," has much more than meets the eye – especially than meets the eye of modern movie-goers who are so used to being bombarded with action after action scenes along with lots of CGI. This is a story first, about civilian victims of war; then about survivors at sea and on an uninhabited island; then about return to life after World War II. But the plot develops around four survivors and includes drama, distrust, prejudice and mystery.

Some reviewers like to see parts of other films in this one, but there is something that sets "Sea Wife" apart from "Life Boat" and others. That is in the forbidden and lost love. And, part of the mystery revolves around another love that is held and given for something higher. The script is very good, the scenes are engaging and the acting is very good. A very good film that movie fans who look for big doses of quality acting will appreciate. It doesn't have a usual Hollywood ending, but one that satisfies the mystery and drama of the story.


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