Movie of the Week: The Cruel Sea (1953)

Charles Frend directs Jack Hawkins, Donald Sinden and Denholm Elliott in this WWII naval drama following the crew of a convoy protector through the entire course of the war.

An ensemble of British talent are put through the psychological wringer as they try to survive the constant threat and spiritual damage of being out at sea during WWII. Softly acted and with as many moments of stoic tenderness as heroic bravado, this is one of the greatest war movies ever made. The set pieces are nail biting, the soapier visits home wound with their casual bruising callousness. An Ealing Studios Classic that offers no respite.


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