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26 Ratings

The Cruel Sea

Directed by Charles Frend
United Kingdom, 1953
Drama, War


Portrays the conditions in which the Battle of the Atlantic was fought between the Royal Navy and Germany’s U-boats during World War II. Seen from the viewpoint of the British naval officers and seamen who served in convoy escorts.

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The Cruel Sea Directed by Charles Frend

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

1954 | Nominee: Best Writing, Screenplay

BAFTA Awards

1954 | 3 nominations including: Best British Actor

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