The Cruel Sea (#75)

Captain a ship and fire at your own men! It’s time to sail on the cruel sea! Brendan and Jason talk all about the 1950s Jack Hawkins war film with regards to Stanley Baker’s memorable brief performance, the fact that this may be a stealth anti-war film, the use of stock footage, manly men crying, thinly-written but multiple female characters in a war film, early on-screen portrayals of PTSD and much more!

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The Cruel Sea stars Jack Hawkins, Donald Sinden, John Stratton, Denholm Elliott, John Warner, Stanley Baker, Bruce Setter and Virginia McKenna; directed by Charles Frend.


Is It Streaming?


Canada: N/A

UK: available to rent

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