Seagulls Over Sorrento

Crest of the Wave

1954

John Boulting
Director
Roy Boulting
Director
MGM
Studio

Comedy-drama about British and American naval perosnnel testing a new torpedo at an islolated island base.

Based on a popular play, and it shows, being somewhat theatrical in dialogue. The acting is generally fine, but the comedy is a bit tepid. Still worth a watch, as there are some fine moments and Gil Taylor's cinematography is excellent, as always.

Thanks to Gerald Lovell for his usual invaluable help!

-Dave W.


Seagulls Over Sorrento
13th July 1954
Cinema



92 mins
1.37:1

Crest of the Wave
10th November 1954
Cinema

Not Rated

92 mins
1.37:1



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Gene Kelly
Lieutenant M. 'Brad' Bradville
John Justin
Lieutenant Roger Wharton
Bernard Lee
Able Seaman 'Lofty' Turner
Jeff Richards
Torpedoman's Mate 2d Class Butch Clelland
Sidney James
Able Seaman Charlie 'Badge' Badger
(as Sidney James)
Patric Doonan
Petty Officer Herbert
Ray Jackson
Able Seaman 'Sprog' Sims
Fredd Wayne
Torpedoman's Mate 2d Class Sam 'Shorty' Karminsky
Patrick Barr
Commander Sinclair
David Orr
Able Seaman J.E. 'Haggis' Mackintosh
Peter Bathurst
Geoff, Deputy Director of Naval Research
(uncredited)
Unknown 4046
Lieutenant Stirling
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Lieutenant Vincent
John Horsley
John Phillips, Medical Officer
(uncredited)
Unknown 4046
Sick Berth Attendant
John Fabian
Lieutenant Lane
(uncredited)
Lockwood West
Curly, Stores Petty Officer
(uncredited)
Unknown 4046
Officers' Steward
Unknown 4046
Doris, Badger's Ex / Clelland's Wife (photo)
Pat Ryan
Barman
(uncredited)
James Drake
Frigate Officer
(uncredited)
Unknown 4046
Wireless Operator
Unknown 4046
Frigate Officer
Unknown 4046
Frigate Sailor
Harry Van Engel
Dawson, Sailor Responding to Fire Alarm
(uncredited)
Steve Donahue
Sailor Responding to Fire Alarm
(uncredited)
Unknown 4046
Sailor Responding to Fire Alarm
Bill Baskiville
Sailor Responding to Fire Alarm
(uncredited)
Unknown 4046
Sailor Responding to Fire Alarm
Ronald Adam
Member of Admiralty Board
(uncredited)
Martin Boddey
Member of Admiralty Board
(uncredited)
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Head of Admiralty Board
Unknown 4046
Admiralty Board Secretary
HMS/M XE9
Midget Submarine
HMS Hedingham Castle
Test Control Ship

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