Seven Waves Away (Abandon Ship!) (Seven Days from Now)

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In this supenseful and provocative high-seas drama, the captain of a luxury liner is suddenly faced with life or death decisions when his ship sinks, leaving himself and a few survivors floating at sea in an overcrowded lifeboat that does not contain enough food, water and medical supplies to support them all. The captain, Alec Holmes (Tyrone Power) is a decent fellow, and initially intends to save everyone. But it soon becomes clear to one of the ship's men, Frank Kelly (Lloyd Nolan) that this is impossible. As Kelly sacrifices himself by leaping overboard and into the sea, he shouts out a warning to Holmes that it will be necessary to rid the boat of its ill passengers if the rest are to survive, as not enough food and water exists to provide for everyone. Defying the requests of his sweetheart, Nurse Julie White (director Mai Zetterling), and his buddy and fellow officer, Will McKinley (Stephen Boyd), Holmes disposes of the sick individuals on board. He initially gains the support of the rest of the passengers, but when a rescue ship finally turns up, their support turns to contempt and hostility. In Great Britain the story is titled Seven Waves Away.


Tyrone Power
as Alec Holmes
Lloyd Nolan
as Frank Kelly
Stephen Boyd
as Will McKinley
James Hayter
as `Cookie' Morrow
Marie Lohr
as Mrs. Knudsen
Moultrie Kelsall
as Daniel Cane
Noel Willman
as Aubrey Clark
Victor Maddern
as Willie Hawkins
Gordon Jackson
as John Merritt
Clive Morton
as Gen. Barrington
Laurence Naismith
as Capt. Darrow
John Stratton
as `Sparks' Clary
Eddie Byrne
as Michael Faroni
Moira Lister
as Edith Middleton
David Langton
as John Hayden
Ralph Michael
as George Kilgore
Jill Melford
as Mrs. Kilgore
Clare Austin
as Mrs. Ruth Spencer
Derek Sydney
as Marie Pasquale
Derek Sidney
as Marie Pasquale
Danny Green
as Big Joe Woolsek
Austin Trevor
as Edward Wilton
Colin Broadley
as Mickey Stokes
Meurig Wyn-Jones
as Peter Kilgore
Orlando Martins
as Sam Holly
John Gray
as Aussie Smith
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  • Nov 12, 2011
    Abando Ship! kept my curiosity going about how the survivors were going to survive & deal with the situation they were in.I found it funny that everybody was for the captain & the decisions he chose to make but abandoned him when they were finally rescued.In my opinion, Director Richard Sale did a good job turning a big ocean into such a small space
    Brody M Super Reviewer
  • Jun 24, 2011
    A tense and fun classic. Full of suspense and high drama, similar to ''Lifeboat'' by Alfred Hitchcock. However, Abandon Ship, it's a little know film, that could entertaining the audience. Fresh.
    Lucas M Super Reviewer

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