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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 »


Bob McNaught


George K. Burke (screenplay), J.M. Scott (novel)





Complete credited cast:
Joan Collins ... Sea Wife
Richard Burton ... Biscuit
Basil Sydney ... Bulldog
Cy Grant 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 Otokichi Ikeda ... Submarine Commander
Tenji Takagi Tenji Takagi ... Submarine Interpreter
Beatrice Varley Beatrice Varley ... Elderly Nun


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 flashback frame. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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What happened out there...in the surging vastness of the India Ocean? See more »


Drama | Thriller | War


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Cy Grant (Number Four) and Richard Burton (Biscuit) served in the Royal Air Force as navigators in World War II. See more »


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 »


Sister Therese: Tell me, was I delirious?
Michael Cannon: A bit.
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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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User Reviews

War-time drama of survival, and forbidden and lost love
3 October 2012 | by SimonJackSee 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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English | Japanese

Release Date:

16 October 1957 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Intocável See more »

Filming Locations:

London, England, UK

Company Credits

Production Co:

Alma Productions See more »
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

4-Track Stereo (Western Electric Recording)| Mono



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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