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Movie Classics:


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Introduced by Barry Norman. The Cruel Sea
Tonight starring Jack Hawkins Donald Sinden
Denholm Elliott
Virginia McKenna.
This story of a Royal
Navy corvette and her part in the Battle of the Atlantic ranks among the classic British war films.
Screenplay by ERIC AMBLER from the novel by NICHOLAS MONSARRAT
0 FILMS: page 24


Introduced By: Barry Norman.
Unknown: Jack Hawkins
Unknown: Donald Sinden
Unknown: Denholm Elliott
Unknown: Virginia McKenna.
Unknown: Eric Ambler
Novel By: Nicholas Monsarrat
Produced By: Leslie Norman
Directed By: Charles Frend
Ericson: Jack Hawkins
Lockhart: Donald Sinden
Ferraby: John Stratton
Morell: Denholm Elliott
Bennett: Stanley Baker
Baker: John Warner
Tallow: Bruce Seton
WattS: Liam Redmond
Julie: Virginia McKenna
Elaine Morell: Moira Uster
Doris Ferraby: June Thorburn
Tallow's sister: Megs Jenkins
Wells: Meredith Edwards
Phillips: Glyn Houston
Tonbridge: Alec McCowan
Wainwright: Leo Phillips

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