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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... See more »

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Sea Wife
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Biscuit
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Bulldog
Cy Grant ...
Number Four
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Clubman
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Daily Telegraph Clerk
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Club Barman
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Club Porter
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Captain 'San Felix'
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Army Padre
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Elderly Passenger
Otokichi Ikeda ...
Submarine Commander
Tenji Takagi ...
Submarine Interpreter
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Elderly Nun
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ali Allen ...
Child on Ship (uncredited)
Janice Blake ...
Twin on Ship (uncredited)
Carla Challoner ...
Child on Ship (uncredited)
Pauline Challoner ...
Child on Ship (uncredited)
Anne Cooke ...
Child on Ship (uncredited)
Christopher Cooke ...
Child on Ship (uncredited)
June Cowell ...
Child on Ship (uncredited)
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Child on Ship (uncredited)
Mandy Harper ...
Child on Ship (uncredited)
Yvette Hosler ...
Child on Ship (uncredited)
Barry Johns ...
Crewman (uncredited)
Howard Knight ...
Child on Ship (uncredited)
Ernie Priest ...
Passenger (uncredited)
Ernie Rice ...
Newspaper Vendor (uncredited)
Anthony Sadler ...
Child on Ship (uncredited)
Edith Saville ...
Elderly Woman on Ship (uncredited)
Jack Sharp ...
Crewman (uncredited)

Directed by

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Bob McNaught

Written by

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George K. Burke ... (screenplay)
 
J.M. Scott ... (novel "Sea-Wyf")

Produced by

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André Hakim ... producer

Music by

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Kenneth V. Jones
Leonard Salzedo

Cinematography by

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Edward Scaife ... director of photography (as Ted Scaife)

Film Editing by

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Peter Taylor

Art Direction by

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Arthur Lawson

Makeup Department

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Trevor Crole-Rees ... makeup artist (as T. Crole-Rees)
Harold Fletcher ... makeup artist
Barbara Barnard ... hair stylist (uncredited)

Production Management

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Ben Arbeid ... production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Robert Lynn ... assistant director
Ted Sturgis ... assistant director

Art Department

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John Hoesli ... assistant art director (uncredited)
Mickey O'Toole ... stand-by props (uncredited)
Don Picton ... assistant art director (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Basil Fenton-Smith ... sound mixer
Frank Goulding ... dubbing editor
J.B. Smith ... sound mixer
Peter Davies ... post-synchronisation (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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George Blackwell ... special effects
Jack Welch ... special effects

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Tom Howard ... photographic effects

Camera and Electrical Department

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John von Kotze ... camera operator (as John Kotze)
Dennis Fraser ... grip (uncredited)
Paul Wilson ... first assistant camera (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Bill Walsh ... wardrobe supervisor (uncredited)
Eileen Welch ... wardrobe mistress (uncredited)

Music Department

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Muir Mathieson ... conductor

Script and Continuity Department

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Betty Harley ... continuity

Additional Crew

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André Hakim ... presenter
Crew believed to be complete

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Plot Summary

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

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Taglines What happened out there...in the surging vastness of the India Ocean? See more »
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Also Known As
  • Sea-Wyf and Biscuit (United Kingdom)
  • L'épouse de la mer (France)
  • La esposa del mar (Spain)
  • La sposa del mare (Italy)
  • わかれ(1956) (Japan, Japanese title)
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  • 81 min
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Trivia Cy Grant (Number Four) received an "introducing" credit. 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 »
Movie Connections Referenced in The Go-Between (1974). See more »
Soundtracks The Sea Wife Theme (I'll Find You) See more »
Quotes Sister Therese: Tell me, was I delirious?
Michael Cannon: A bit.
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