The Cruel Sea

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The Cruel Sea

sea atlantic ocean world war ii naval officer commander royal navy u boat sinking ship battle of the atlantic

The Cruel Sea

Release Date: February 24, 1953

Year    :   1953
Slogan    :   «»
Genres    :   Drama, History, War
Production Companies    :   Ealing Studios, Michael Balcon Productions
Director    :   Charles Frend
Producers    :   Leslie Norman, Hal Mason, L.C. Rudkin
Writers    :   Eric Ambler, Nicholas Monsarrat
RunTime    :   126 mins.

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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