Crest of the Wave

Overview

Crest of the Wave is the original British title of Seagulls over Sorrento, filmed at MGM's Elstree facilities in 1953 and released stateside one year later. Based on a popular play by Hugh Hastings, the story concentrates on a group of British and American naval personnel, stationed on a Scottish island. The men are engaged on a top-secret project involving a revolutionary--and highly volatile--new torpedo. The British officers resent the intrusion of American scientist Bradville Gene Kelly, while the Yank ...
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Overview

Crest of the Wave is the original British title of Seagulls over Sorrento, filmed at MGM's Elstree facilities in 1953 and released stateside one year later. Based on a popular play by Hugh Hastings, the story concentrates on a group of British and American naval personnel, stationed on a Scottish island. The men are engaged on a top-secret project involving a revolutionary--and highly volatile--new torpedo. The British officers resent the intrusion of American scientist Bradville Gene Kelly, while the Yank sailors can't seem to get along with their English counterparts. Tension mounts from the outset when the first test of the weapon fails, killing several men. After a second test likewise proves disastrous, the urgency to succeed the third time round becomes even more crucial. Can Bradville prove the efficacy of the torpedo without sparking another tragedy--and will he ever gain the full confidence of his most formidable foe, British lieutenant Wharton John Justin?
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/17/2012
  • UPC: 883316587201
  • Original Release: 1954
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  • Source: Warner Archives
  • Region Code: 0
  • Presentation: Full Frame
  • Language: English
  • Time: 1:31:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 36,311

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Gene Kelly Lt. Bradville
Jeff Richards Butch Clelland
John Justin Lt. Wharton
Bernard Lee Lofty Turner
Sidney James Charlie Badger
Patric Doonan PO Herbert
Ray Jackson Sprog Sims
Patrick Barr Commander Sinclair
David Orr Haggis Mackintosh
Fredd Wayne Shorty Kaminsky
Technical Credits
John Boulting Director, Producer
Roy Boulting Director, Producer, Screenwriter
Edward H. Griffith Director
Max Benedict Editor
Frank Harvey Jr. Screenwriter
Miklós Rózsa Score Composer
Gilbert Taylor Cinematographer
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