The Cruel Sea
- Original title
The Cruel Sea
- Running time
- 126 min.
- United Kingdom
Eric Ambler (Novel: Nicholas Monsarrat)
Gordon Dines (B&W)
War. Drama | II World War. Sea Adventures
- Movie Groups
Nicholas Monsarrat Adaptations
- Synopsis / Plot
- 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. Atmospheric sea footage.
: Nominated for Oscar: Best Screenplay
: BAFTA Awards: 3 Nominations, Including Best Film
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