Passage Home

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Passage Home
Diane Cilento with Peter Finch.jpg
Diane Cilento with Peter Finch during the making of the film
Directed by Roy Ward Baker
Produced by Julian Wintle
Written by William Fairchild
Starring Anthony Steel
Peter Finch
Diane Cilento
Music by Clifton Parker
Cinematography Geoffrey Unsworth
Edited by Sidney Hayers
Distributed by General Film Distributors (UK)
Release date
April 1955 (UK)
Running time
102 minutes
Country United Kingdom
Language English

Passage Home is a 1955 British drama film directed by Roy Ward Baker.


Captain Lucky Ryland (Peter Finch) is about to retire. There is a flashback of several years to a voyage on a ship he was captaining from South America. He is forced to give a lift to a British governess, Ruth Elton (Diane Cilento), who is returning home. Both Ryland and his first mate, Vosper (Anthony Steel), fall for Ruth. Ryland proposes to Ruth but when she turns down his offer he tries to rape her and she is rescued by Vosper.

There is a subplot about the dissatisfaction of the ship's crew with the supply of potatoes. The potatoes are dumped overboard and Ryland is determined to find out who is responsible. It turns out this was done by Ike the bosun (Geoffrey Keen), who later dies at sea.



The film was shot at Pinewood Studios.[1]


  1. ^ "Victor Valentine pays a visit to Australian Stars IN LONDON.". The Argus. Melbourne: National Library of Australia. 22 January 1955. p. 46. Retrieved 11 February 2012. 

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