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16 Ratings

The Key

Directed by Carol Reed
United Kingdom, 1958
Drama, Romance, War


During World War II, tug boats conduct what are called salvage missions – picking up disabled ships. Not well equipped with weaponry, the tugs are sitting ducks for enemy fire. As such, the crew working the tugs have precarious lives, many with deep seated emotional problems.

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The Key Directed by Carol Reed

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BAFTA Awards

1959 | Winner: Best British Actor

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