Sons of the Sea (film)
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|Sons of the Sea|
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|Directed by||Maurice Elvey|
|Produced by||K.C. Alexander|
|Written by||George Barraud
Gerald Elliott (screenplay) (as W.G. Elliott)
Maurice Elvey (screenplay)
Reginald Long (dialogue)
D. William Woolf (scenario)
|Edited by||Douglas Myers|
|Distributed by||Grand National Pictures (UK)|
Britain, 1939. The head of Dartmouth Naval College is murdered. His successor, Captain Hyde, believes that he was in fact the intended target of the assassination. He soon begins to realise that both British and foreign intelligence agents are at work. He enlists the help of his son, a reluctant sea cadet, to smoke them out.
The film was made shortly before the outbreak of the Second World War, something explored in the themes of the film. Unusually for the time, it was made entirely in colour; it was the only feature film to do so using the Dufaycolor process.
- Leslie Banks as Captain Hyde
- Kay Walsh as Alison Devar
- Mackenzie Ward as Newton Hulls
- Cecil Parker as Commander Herbert
- Simon Lack as Philip Hyde
- Ellen Pollock as Margaret Hulls
- Peter Shaw as John Strepte
- Nigel Stock as Rudd
- Kynaston Reeves as Professor Devar
- Charles Eaton as Commander-in-Chief
- Marlburian (23 December 1939). "Sons of the Sea (1939)". IMDb.
- "Sons of the Sea (1939)". BFI.
- "BFI Screenonline: Cinematography Tour". screenonline.org.uk.
- "Sons of the Sea". britmovie.co.uk.
- MJ Simpson. "MJ Simpson: film reviews and interviews". mjsimpson-films.blogspot.co.uk.
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