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The Sea Shall Not Have Them

The Sea Shall Not Have Them
The Sea Shall Not Have Them 1954.jpg
VHS movie cover
Directed by Lewis Gilbert (b. 1920)
Produced by Daniel M. Angel
Written by Lewis Gilbert (b. 1920)
Vernon Harris
based on the book by
John Harris (1916-1991)
Starring Michael Redgrave, (1908-1985)
Dirk Bogarde, (1921-1999)
Anthony Steel (1920-2001)
Nigel Patrick (1912-1981)
Music by Malcolm Arnold
Cinematography Stephen Dade
Edited by Russell Lloyd
Production
company
Angel Productions
Distributed by Eros Films (UK)
United Artists (USA)
Release date
30 November 1954
Running time
91 min.
Country United Kingdom
Language English

The Sea Shall Not Have Them is a 1954 British war film starring Michael Redgrave (1908-1985), Dirk Bogarde (1921-1999), Anthony Steel, (1920-2001) and Nigel Patrick (1912-1981). It was directed by Lewis Gilbert (1920–2018) and is based on the 1953 novel by John Harris (1916-1991), set during the Second World War (1939-1945). Musical soundtrack by composer Malcolm Arnold. The film title is from the motto of the British Royal Air Force's Air Sea Rescue Service.

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PlotEdit

A British aircraft is forced to ditch in the North Sea. Taking to the dinghy with the crew is an Air Commodore with secret German plans. An RAF Air Sea Rescue launch is deployed to the search, struggling against bad weather, mechanical problems and a fire in the galley.

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NotesEdit

Referring to the film's title, Noël Coward said of the film's two male stars, "I don't see why not. Everyone else has."[1] Redgrave was reportedly bisexual, while Bogarde was homosexual.[1]

The film was shot in Riverside Studios and RAF, Felixstowe, Suffolk.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b The Guardian: Sexy self-image that revved up Dirk Bogarde
  2. ^ A. H. Weiler (13 June 1954). "By Way of Report: Disney Cameramen to Go to Far Places For New Nature Studies -- Addenda". The New York Times. 

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