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The Cruel Sea (1953 film) Quotes

The Cruel Sea (1953 film) is a TV program that appeared on TV in 1970 . The Cruel Sea stopped airing in 1970.

It features Leslie Norman (director); Norman Priggen & Michael Balcon (executive producer) as producer, Alan Rawsthorne in charge of musical score, and Gordon Dines as head of cinematography.

The Cruel Sea (1953 film) is recorded in English and originally aired in United Kingdom. Each episode of The Cruel Sea (1953 film) is 126 minutes long. The Cruel Sea (1953 film) is distributed by General Film Distributors, and Universal-International.

The cast includes: Bruce Seton as Tallow, Donald Sinden as Lockhart, Stanley Baker as Bennett, Denholm Elliott as Morell, John Warner as Baker, and Liam Redmond as Watts.

The Cruel Sea (1953 film) Quotes

Donald Sinden as Lockhart

  • (Donald Sinden) "Sir, reports from HQ say that there are five U-boats in this area."
  • (Unnamed) "Five? It was good of them to tell us."
  • (Donald Sinden) "Now they say there are nine U-boats operating around this area."
  • (Unnamed) "Nine? Good grief, we must be very popular this evening."
  • (Unnamed) "I had to do it."
  • (Donald Sinden) "Anyway, it's all in the report."
  • (Unnamed) "It was my fault."
  • (Donald Sinden) "I -- I identified it as a submarine. If anyone murdered those men, I did."
  • (Unnamed) "No one murdered them; it's the war, the whole bloody war. We've just got to do these things and say our prayers at the end."
  • (Donald Sinden) "Getting rattled, John?"
  • (Denholm Elliott) "Well, whatever we do, these damn U-boats seem to get through the screen every time. We lost almost half our convoy and an escort and are almost two days from Gibralter."
  • (Denholm Elliott) "It's an odd thing to think if nothing else happens, this is probably the worst convoy in the history of sea warfare."
  • (Donald Sinden) "Something to tell your grandchildren."
  • (Denholm Elliott) "Yes, indeed, in fact, if you can guarantee I will have grandchildren, I shall recover my spirits immediately."
  • (John Warner) "But how can he guarantee you'll have grandchildren?"
  • (Denholm Elliott) "Well, if they're as stupid as you are, I hope I don't have any."
  • (John Warner) "Oh, I say --"

Stanley Baker as Bennett

  • (Stanley Baker) "Snorkers. Good-oh."

Bruce Seton as Tallow

  • (Bruce Seton) "If anyone else makes a noise, I'll have his guts for a necktie."

Liam Redmond as Watts

  • (Liam Redmond) "Come to see the fun, sir? It won't be long now."
  • (Denholm Elliott) "Fine, chief, but the captain's a little worried about the noise. Could you do anything to -- tone it down a bit?"
  • (Liam Redmond) "Pretty well finished now, sir. We're just flabbin' up the nuts. Could you hear the hammerin' up top?"
  • (Denholm Elliott) "Hear it? There were U-boats popping up from miles around complaining about the racket."

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