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The Sea Shall Not Have Them
After their aircraft is shot down, four military men cast adrift must struggle to survive in this gripping WWII drama.
Director: Lewis Gilbert
You can almost taste the sea's salty tang in this gripping WWII maritime adventure. When an aircraft is shot down, four Allied military men and a very important briefcase stuffed with secret documents are set adrift in a tiny dinghy, close to enemy territory. British naval forces must struggle against adversity as they race to their rescue.
This rousing, patriotic sea drama boasts a fine array of familiar British faces, all of whom deliver strong performances. Amongst this distinguished cast are major stars like Michael Redgrave and Dirk Bogarde, as well as respected character players including Sydney Tafler and Michael Ripper.
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