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|Sons of the Sea|
|Directed by||Maurice Elvey|
|Written by||George Barraud |
Gerald Elliott (screenplay) (as W.G. Elliott)
Maurice Elvey (screenplay)
Reginald Long (dialogue)
D. William Woolf (scenario)
|Produced by||K.C. Alexander|
|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 himself 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.
- 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
Sons of the Sea was filmed during the summer of 1939, just before the outbreak of the Second World War, something explored in the themes of the film. The only feature film to be shot using the Dufaycolor process, it was shown on BBC television in 2005 after restoration.
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