About

At the start of World War II, Cmdr. Ericson is assigned to convoy escort HMS Compass Rose with inexperienced officers and men just out of training. The winter seas make life miserable enough, but the men must also harden themselves to rescuing survivors of U-Boat attacks, while seldom able to strike back. Traumatic events afloat and ashore create a warm bond between the skipper and his first offic...

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Directed by

Charles Frend

Written by

Eric Ambler (Screenplay)
Nicholas Monsarrat (Novel)

Runtime

126 minutes

Country

United Kingdom

Language

English

Cast

Keywords

world war ii sea royal navy atlantic ocean naval officer u-boat sinking ship commander battle of the atlantic

Photos

Lists

#75 on Top 100 British films BFI

Awards

Oscar nomination for Best Writing, Screenplay