The Sea Shall Not Have Them (1954)


This a Covid-19 2020 minireview!

“As my old grandmother used to say: “patient, be ever patient, and joy shall be thy share”” – Sgt. Kirby

Number of Times Seen – 1 (31 Dec 2020)

Brief Synopsis – During World War II, after a British aircraft is shot down over the sea, a rescue mission is planned since the crew members carried important secret documents.

Bottom Line – Typical WWII film that doesn’t give off any reason to feel for the story or characters on more than a superficial way. The story itself feels too by the book and fails to give us more thrilling or engaging sequences. The cast is fine with Michael Redgrave and Dirk Bogarde both doing fine jobs here. The story plays out a bit too predictably for its own good and that’s a bit problematic because we have little reason to care about the characters or story.

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – The billboard outside the Odeon cinema, Leicester Square, said: “Michael Redgrave and Dirk Bogarde in The Sea Shall Not Have Them”. Passing by, Nöel Coward said, “I don’t see why not. Everyone else has.”(From IMDB)

Rating – BAFTA Worthy (5/10)

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