Sea Wife (1957)

Sea Wife (1957)





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In this melodramatic adventure, set after the British evacuated Singapore in 1942, a ship is torpedoed and only four people survive. They are a nun, an RAF officer, a business magnate, and a black purser. The four drift for days before getting themselves washed up on a small desert island.
Action & Adventure , Classics , Drama
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20th Century Fox Film Corporation


Richard Burton
as Biscuit
Joan Collins
as Sea Wife
Basil Sydney
as Bulldog
Cy Grant
as Number Four
Harold Goodwin
as Daily Telegraph Clerk
Joan Hickson
as Scribe
Gibb McLaughlin
as Club porter
Roddy Hughes
as Club barman
Lloyd Lamble
as Capt. `San Felix'
Ronald Adam
as Army Padre
Nicholas Hannen
as Elderly passenger
Beatrice Varley
as Elderly nun
Eileen Way
as Mrs. Giass
Edith Saville
as Minor Role (uncredited)
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Critic Reviews for Sea Wife

All Critics (1)

Sea Wife is one of those turgid and morose melodramas that were inexplicably popular in the post-Second World War period.

August 22, 2007
Apollo Guide

Audience Reviews for Sea Wife

Fascinating tale of 4 stranded at sea. Love struck Richard Burton meets a nun and doesn't realize it. WE know it and he does not. Burton searches for this woman after their rescue and is told she is dead. She should be dead to Burton is the idea. All have nicknames in the film, Bulldog, Biscuit, No. 4 and Sea Wife. Sea Wife (1957) is a DeLuxe CinemaScope British film based on the 1955 James Maurice Scott novel Sea-Wyf. Shot in Jamaica, the film follows a group of survivors from a torpedoed British refugee ship. [img][/img] Richard Burton, right, Joan Collins left) SEE the full movie here: [img][/img] Food at last REVIEWS by those like us: 70% Sea Wife is a decent film. It is about a cargo ship jammed with British evacuees from Singapore that is sunk by a Japanese sub in 1942. 80% Fantastic acting with a great story makes this film a great classic in my opinion. [img][/img] Joan Collins as Sea Wife Richard Burton as Biscuit Basil Sydney as Bulldog Cy Grant as Number Four Ronald Squire as Clubman Harold Goodwin as Daily Telegraph Clerk Roddy Hughes as Club Barman Gibb McLaughlin as Club Porter Lloyd Lamble as Captain 'San Felix' Ronald Adam as Army Padre Nicholas Hannen as Elderly Passenger Beatrice Varley as Elderly Nun Directed by Bob McNaught Produced by André Hakim Written by J. M. Scott (novel) Screenplay by George K. Burke Based on Sea-Wyf (1956) Music by Kenneth V. Jones Leonard Salzedo Cinematography Edward Scaife Editing by Peter Taylor Studio Alma Productions, Inc. Sumar Film Productions Ltd. Distributed by Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corp. Release dates April 30, 1957 (London) Running time 82 min. Country United Kingdom [img][/img]

monsieur rick
monsieur rick

Pointless semi romance. The cast is set adrift in a raft and the movie just sort of drifts with them. Burton and Joan try but it's all just meaningless.

jay nixon
jay nixon

Super Reviewer

:fresh: [CENTER]Fantastic acting with a great story makes this film a great classic in my opinion.[/CENTER]

Daniel Huntington
Daniel Huntington

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