Excellent melodrama which unfortunately Gremillon could not complete properly. There is great rhythm in this one and the performances by Gabin and the ravishing Morgan are of the highest standards. Beautifuly lit (particularly the gentle shades as tragedy is about to unfold) it is marked by some extremely well made and fluid tracking shots, by crystalline depth of field and by a genuine eye for human fallibility.
Great story and acting. I loved the chemistry between Gabin and his two loves. The use of miniatures for the stormy water scenes was effective, although the modern audience might find it antiquated and perhaps laughable. Cpt. Laurent's wife was such a tragic character and gets all my sympathy. Unhappy endings are the best.
Un marinaio ha due donne: sua moglie e il mare. Solo che a volte ne ha tre. E tra tutte il mare è l'unico che non ti fa le pulci. Ovvero la cronaca delle disavventure marine e sentimentali del capitano di un rimorchiatore a Brest. Noto in Francia forse più per la liason nata tra Jean Gabin e Michèle Morgan che per il film in sé che francamente è un melodrammone abbastanza semplice e con poche scene memorabili.**1/2