During autumn 1944, an R.A.F. Hudson carrying a V.I.P. passenger in possession of highly secret information is shot down and ditches in the North Sea. Fighting the elements and trying to keep up morale, the occupants of the aircraft's dinghy talk about their lives awaiting the rescue they hope will come. This movie's title reflects the motto of the R.A.F.'s Air Sea Rescue Service, one of whose high speed launches battles against its own mechanical problems, enemy action, time, and the weather to locate and rescue the downed crew and the vital secret papers they carry.
SURGING DRAMA! Excitement that leaps from the screen!
Did You Know?
The billboard outside the Odeon cinema, Leicester Square, said: "Michael Redgrave and Dirk Bogarde in The Sea Shall Not Have Them". Passing by, Nöel Coward said, "I don't see why not. Everyone else has." See more
When Gp Capt Todd is speaking to Mrs Watley at the railway station two airmen wearing the three-bladed propellor badge of the Senior Aircraftman pass by. This rank was not introduced until 1950. See more
Group Capt. Todd
My name is Group Captain Todd. During the war I commanded an RAF station on the east coast of England. This is the story some of the men of an air-sea rescue unit who served under my command. They didn't fly, but went to sea in high-speed launches. Their job - to rescue their comrades from the sea.
The Man on the Flying Trapeze
Music by Gaston Lyle
Lyrics by George Leybourne See more