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Roy Ward Baker (1955)

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Thirty men and one woman sail from South America to London in 1931. Tensions run high among the superstitious crew because of the presence of a woman passenger, played by sultry Diane Cilento. Captain Peter Finch turns to the bottle when she rebuffs him; first mate Anthony Steel saves her from the captain but fancies his chances and, below decks, Bryan Forbes, Gordon Jackson and others draw hard on their cigarettes. Then the weather turns nasty... Never more than a B-movie, this recycles old material with a modicum of style. A case of yo-ho-hum.


A ruthless Merchant Navy captain creates tension when he attempts to cut costs by subjecting his crew to harsh conditions - and by taking a beautiful woman passenger on board. Maritime drama set in the 1930s, starring Anthony Steel, Peter Finch, Diane Cilento, Cyril Cusack and Bryan Forbes.

Cast & Crew

First Mate Vosper Anthony Steel
Captain Lucky Ryland Peter Finch
Ruth Elton Diane Cilento
Bohannon Cyril Cusack
Ike Geoffrey Keen
Pettigrew Hugh Griffith
Llewellyn Duncan Lamont
Burne Gordon Jackson
Shorty Bryan Forbes
McIsaacs Patrick McGoohan
Director Roy Ward Baker
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Other Information

Language: EnglishBlack and whiteTheatrical distributor: General Film Dist LtdAvailable on: DVD