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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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Otokichi Ikeda ...
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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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When the four are adrift supposedly miles from land footage of seabirds is used, in a corner of which, a mountain is clearly visible. See more »

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Michael Cannon: Ah Sea Wife!
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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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One-dimensional sea-faring adventure...
11 June 2006 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

Facile dramatics about four disparate characters--three men and one woman (Joan Collins)--shipwrecked off the coast of Singapore in 1942. One of the men grows very fond of the lady, who is secretly a nun. The nun's curious reluctance to divulge her vocation unnecessarily drags out these proceedings (and makes Sister Collins out to be something of a tease, which is touched upon fleetingly). Film verges on camp but is saved from silliness by an adept, surface-pretty production, also by Richard Burton's fiery emoting (predictably, he's colorful and mercurial as ever). Shallow, but certainly entertaining on a minor scale. **1/2 from ****


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