The Cruel Sea

1953

Charles Frend
Director
Ealing Studios
Production Company

Story of one Royal Navy officer and his World War Two career fighting the U-boat menace while escorting vital supply ships across the Atlantic. By extension, a vivid portrait of one important theatre of a vast war, and also one of the best and most honest war films made.

"The only villain is the sea, the cruel sea, that man has made more cruel..."



24th March 1953
Cinema



126 mins
1.37:1


19th August 1953
Cinema


126 mins
1.37:1


22nd March 2005
DVD

Not Rated

126 mins
1.33:1



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Jack Hawkins
Lt. Commander (later Captain) George Ericson RNR
Donald Sinden
Sub-Lieutenant Keith Lockhart
John Stratton
Sub-Lieutenant Gordon Ferraby
Denholm Elliott
Sub-Lieutenant John Morell
John Warner
Sub-Lieutenant Baker
Stanley Baker
Lieutenant James Bennett RANVR
Bruce Seton
Petty Officer Tallow
Liam Redmond
Chief Engine Room Artificer Watts
Virginia McKenna
Second Officer Julie Hallam
Moira Lister
Elaine Morell
June Thorburn
Doris Ferraby
Megs Jenkins
Tallow's Sister, Gladys
Meredith Edwards
Yeoman of Signals Wells
Glyn Houston
Leading Seaman Phillips
Alec McCowen
Leading Seaman Tonbridge
Leo Phillips
Wainwright
Dafydd Havard
Signalman Rose
Fred Griffiths
Gracey
Laurence Hardy
Sellars
Sam Kydd
Carslake
Voice: A Survivor
John Singer
Gray
Barry Steele
Broughton
Gerard Heinz
Voizinski, Polish captain
Gerik Schjelderup
Mathieson, Norwegian captain
Gaston Richer
Richer, French captain
Andrew Cruickshank
Scott Brown
Barry Letts
Raikes
Kenn Kennedy
Allingham
Harold Goodwin
ASDIC Operator
George Curzon
Admiral at Party
Anthony Snell
RN Lieutenant
Ronald Simpson
RN Captain
Don Sharp
Lieutenant-Commander
Jack Howard
A Survivor
(dubbed by Sam Kydd)
Herbert C. Walton
Waiter
Russell Waters
Air Raid Warden
Harold Jamieson
Air Raid Warden
Warwick Ashton
Petty Officer instructor
Arthur Bentley
Radar Operator
Jim Brady
Sailor in Water
Walter Fitzgerald
ARP Warden
Joan Ingram
Woman Talking to Morell at Party
Paddy Joyce
Sonar Operator
Richard Leech
Sailor
David Gideon Thomson
ASDIC Officer
Alan Webb
Admiral Murray-Forbes