The Cruel Sea

The Cruel Sea (1953)

Other mistake: Just after the Royal Navy destroyer has sailed through and depth charged the area where the British survivors are, there is a shot of the churned up sea with sombre music playing, and the seagulls are flying backwards.

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Other mistake: One of the depth charges used to try and sink a German submarine is clearly marked "inert filling" so it would not explode.

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Revealing mistake: In various scenes before the Compass Rose is supposed to be fitted with radar, it's obvious the 'lantern' round the already fitted radar aerial has been removed and the aerial itself covered with a tarpaulin to simulate the ship in its earlier, pre-radar, state.

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