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Sea Wife (1957)

Approved | | Drama, Thriller, War | 16 October 1957 (USA)
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In 1942, a cargo ship jammed with British evacuees from Singapore is sunk by a Japanese sub. A small lifeboat carries a beautiful woman, an army officer, a bigoted administrator, and a ... See full summary »

Director:

Bob McNaught

Writers:

George K. Burke (screenplay), J.M. Scott (novel)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Joan Collins ... Sea Wife
Richard Burton ... Biscuit
Basil Sydney ... Bulldog
Cy Grant Cy Grant ... Number Four
Ronald Squire ... Clubman
Harold Goodwin ... Daily Telegraph Clerk
Roddy Hughes ... Club Barman
Gibb McLaughlin ... Club Porter
Lloyd Lamble ... Captain 'San Felix'
Ronald Adam ... Army Padre
Nicholas Hannen ... Elderly Passenger
Otokichi Ikeda Otokichi Ikeda ... Submarine Commander
Tenji Takagi Tenji Takagi ... Submarine Interpreter
Beatrice Varley ... Elderly Nun
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Storyline

In 1942, a cargo ship jammed with British evacuees from Singapore is sunk by a Japanese sub. A small lifeboat carries a beautiful woman, an army officer, a bigoted administrator, and a black seaman. Only the seaman knows the woman is a nun. The men reveal their true selves under the hardships of survival. Told in a flashback frame. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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What happened out there...in the surging vastness of the India Ocean? See more »

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Drama | Thriller | War

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Trivia

Director Bob McNaught, working as the Associate Producer, replaced Roberto Rossellini as the director. A press release stated..."but Rossellini decided at almost the last minute that 'Sea Wife' was not his cup of minestrone." Not the first nor last time a director quit a movie, but one of the few instances where the production company used it as a publicity story. See more »

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The opening sequences in London are set in 1947, but several 1950s vehicles (including the newspaper delivery vans) are visible in various street scenes. See more »

Quotes

Sister Therese: Tell me, was I delirious?
Michael Cannon: A bit.
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The Sea Wife Theme (I'll Find You)
Sung by David Whitfield
Composed by Tolchard Evans
Lyrics by Richard Mullan
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One of the all-time camp favorites
22 March 2002 | by Sleepy-17See all my reviews

Joan Collins is a nun (!!) shipwrecked on an island with Burton. This movie is hilarious and sexy. Burton as usual is so serious he's got his tongue in his cheek because the script's morality won't let him use it to plow the ever-gorgeous Collins. I haven't seen it for years, but I still use Burton's growling "I love you, Sea Wife" to make my wife laugh. And a note on Collins: Evidently the eternal self-pitier Russell Crowe was upset to see himself compared to her at an awards show. But she is the one who was shamed; she was, is, and will always be wonderful. Enjoy this flick and "Land of the Pharoahs" as proof!


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Country:

UK

Language:

English | Japanese

Release Date:

16 October 1957 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Intocável See more »

Filming Locations:

London, England, UK

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Production Co:

Alma Productions See more »
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4-Track Stereo (Western Electric Recording)| Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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