The Sea Shall Not Have Them

The Sea Shall Not Have Them

Michael Redgrave
Director: Lewis Gilbert Cast: Michael Redgrave
Michael Redgrave
, Dirk Bogarde
Dirk Bogarde
, Bonar Colleano
Bonar Colleano
Lewis Gilbert


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The Sea Shall Not Have Them is our candidate for the most dramatic title of any British World War II film. Happily, the film itself upholds the promise of its name. The focus of the story is a dramatic rescue at sea, which consumes well over a third of the running time. A British bomber carrying high-ranking officer Michael Redgrave, commander Dirk Bogarde and two other men is blasted out of the sky by a German plane. The four men survive, board an inflatable dinghy, and patiently await rescue in the storm-tossed Atlantic. The Air-Sea Rescue Units are poised to write off the search for the downed flyers as hopeless, but Redgrave is carrying vital documents, and is therefore not expendable. Based on a novel by John Harris, The Sea Shall Not Have Them scores highest on its suspense content, and lowest on its banal dialogue exchanges.

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Product Details

Release Date: 07/09/2015
UPC: 0644827298020
Original Release: 1954
Source: Reel Vault
Sales rank: 28,736

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Michael Redgrave Air Commodore Waltby
Dirk Bogarde Flight Sgt. Mackay
Bonar Colleano Sgt. Kirby
Jack Watling Flight Officer Harding
Anthony Steel Flying Officer Treherne
Nigel Patrick Flying Sergeant Slingsby
James Kenney Corporal Skinner
Sydney Tafler Corporal Robb
Ian Whittaker A.C.2 Milliken
Griffith Jones Group Captain Todd
Guy Middleton Squadron Leader Scott
Jack Lambert Squadron Leader Craig
Paul Carpenter Lt. Pat Boyle
Eddie Byrne Porter
Anton Diffring German Pilot
Rachel Kempson Mrs. Waltby
George Rose Tebbitt
Joan Sims Hilda Tebbitt
Ann Gudrun Kirby's Fiancee
John Mitchell Actor
Victor Maddern Gus Westover
Michael Balfour Dray
Nigel Green Met Officer Howard
Glyn Houston Knox
Michael Ripper Botterill
Jack Taylor Robinson
Moultrie Kelsall Wing Commander Dixon

Technical Credits
Lewis Gilbert Director,Screenwriter
Daniel M. Angel Producer
Malcolm Arnold Score Composer
George R. Busby Production Manager
Stephen Dade Cinematographer
Moray Grant Camera Operator
Vernon Gilbert Harris Screenwriter
Basil Keys Asst. Director
Anthony Nelson Keys Associate Producer
Russell Lloyd Editor
Muir Mathieson Musical Direction/Supervision
Cliff John Richardson Special Effects
Bernard Robinson Art Director

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