Sea Wife

Unconvincing performances mar this desert island melodrama about four survivors of a ship torpedoed after the evacuation of Singapore by the British in 1942. Collins plays a nun; Burton, the RAF officer; Sydney, the prejudiced, atheistic business magnate; and Grant, the black purser referred to by a number rather than his name. After drifting about, the...read more

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Unconvincing performances mar this desert island melodrama about four survivors of a ship torpedoed after the evacuation of Singapore by the British in 1942. Collins plays a nun; Burton, the RAF officer; Sydney, the prejudiced, atheistic business magnate; and Grant, the black purser

referred to by a number rather than his name. After drifting about, the four are washed up on the shore of an uncharted island. Grant gets eaten by a shark, leaving only three to try to escape on the raft Grant had built. Burton falls in love with Collins, but the fact that she is a nun is never

revealed. After the rescue, Burton searches for Collins throughout England. He passes her on the street in London, but fails to recognize her in her habit.

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