Diane Cilento with Peter Finch during the making of the film
|Directed by||Roy Ward Baker|
|Produced by||Julian Wintle|
|Written by||William Fairchild|
|Music by||Clifton Parker|
|Edited by||Sidney Hayers|
|Distributed by||General Film Distributors (UK)|
|April 1955 (UK)|
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.
- Anthony Steel as First Mate Vosper
- Peter Finch as Captain Lucky Ryland
- Diane Cilento as Ruth Elton
- Cyril Cusack as Bohannon the steward
- Geoffrey Keen as Ike the bosun
- Hugh Griffith as Pettigrew
- Duncan Lamont as 1st Mate Llewellyn
- Gordon Jackson as Ted Burns
- Bryan Forbes as Shorty
- Michael Craig as Burton
- Robert Brown as Shane
- Martin Benson as Gutierres
- Patrick McGoohan as McIsaacs
- Michael Bryant as Stebbings
- Sam Kydd as Sheltia
- Glyn Houston as Charley Boy
The film was shot at Pinewood Studios.
- "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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