Sailor of the King

Overview

Jeffrey Hunter plays a young British sailor, the out-of-wedlock son of a high-ranking naval officer Michael Rennie. Hunter's ship is torpedoed, leaving him stranded on a German-occupied island. Armed with only a rifle, Hunter is able to shoot at a German cruiser docked for repairs, and to slow down its departure. The British Navy then moves in and sinks the ship. Hunter is decorated for valor by the squadron commander--his own father. Though set during World War II, Sailor of the King was adapted from C. S. ...
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Overview

Jeffrey Hunter plays a young British sailor, the out-of-wedlock son of a high-ranking naval officer Michael Rennie. Hunter's ship is torpedoed, leaving him stranded on a German-occupied island. Armed with only a rifle, Hunter is able to shoot at a German cruiser docked for repairs, and to slow down its departure. The British Navy then moves in and sinks the ship. Hunter is decorated for valor by the squadron commander--his own father. Though set during World War II, Sailor of the King was adapted from C. S. Forester's World War I novel Brown on Resolution previously filmed in 1935, with John Mills in the lead. This 1953 20th Century-Fox production was released in Britain as Single Handed.
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Special Features

Alternate ending; Still gallery
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/24/2007
  • UPC: 024543432951
  • Original Release: 1953
  • Rating:

  • Source: Fox Searchlight
  • Region Code: 1
  • Time: 1:23:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 17,393

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Michael Rennie Capt. Richard Saville
Wendy Hiller Lucinda Bentley
Jeffrey Hunter Leading Signalman Andrew "Buster" Brown
Bernard Lee Petty Officer Wheatley
Peter Van Eyck Kapitan von Falk
Patrick Barr Capt. Ashley
John Horsley Cmdr. Willis
Robin Bailey Lt. Stafford
James Copeland Cmdr. Laughton
Victor Maddern Signalman "Misery" Earnshaw
Sam Kydd Naval Rating
Nicholas Bruce Hesse
Martin Boddey
Robert Dean
James Drake
Guido Lorraine
Derek Prentice
John Schlesinger
Lockwood West
Technical Credits
Roy Boulting Director
Valentine Davies Screenwriter
C.S. Forester Screenwriter
Muir Mathieson Musical Direction/Supervision
Frank McCarthy Producer
Frank McCarthy Producer
Alan Osbigton Editor
Clifton Parker Score Composer
Gilbert Taylor Cinematographer
Alexander Vetchinsky Art Director
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Sailor of the King
1. Main Titles [1:36]
2. Strangers On a Train [3:13]
3. Quite a Compliment [3:13]
4. So Much to Say [3:58]
5. Facing Reality [3:12]
6. Pacific Theater, 1940 [1:12]
7. Sense of Duty [3:20]
8. Life's Ambition [3:42]
9. Ready for Action [2:36]
10. Battle at Sea [3:00]
11. Captured [:55]
12. In the Soup [6:18]
13. Fed the Navy [4:25]
14. Hatching a Plan [4:17]
15. A Terrible Chance [:22]
16. Picking Them Off [5:48]
17. Best Part of a Day [3:44]
18. Outnumbered [2:06]
19. Down She Goes [4:07]
20. A Remarkable Woman [3:41]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Sailor of the King
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      English Mono
      English Stereo
      English
      Spanish
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   Special Features
      Alternate Ending
      Still Gallery
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