The Cruel Sea (1953)

Director
Charles Frend

Main cast
Jack Hawkins; Donald Sinden; Denholm Elliott; Stanley Baker; Virginia McKenna

Genres
Drama, Foreign, History, War

Description
At the start of World War II, Cmdr. Ericson is assigned to convoy escort HMS Compass Rose with inexperienced officers and men just out of training. The winter seas make life miserable enough, but the men must also harden themselves to rescuing survivors of U-Boat attacks, while seldom able to strike back. Traumatic events afloat and ashore create a warm bond between the skipper and his first officer


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