History Film / SailorOfTheKing

27th Jan '18 5:27:43 PM LongTallShorty64
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A 1953 War Movie based on the C.S. Forester short story ''Brown on Resolution''. A young naval officer named Richard Savile (Michael Rennie) enjoys a romantic interlude with pretty Lucinda Bentley (Wendy Hiller) before going off to UsefulNotes/WorldWarI, but the girl refuses his offer of marriage. Years later, still unmarried, Richard is captain of a cruiser squadron during UsefulNotes/WorldWarII. His command tangles with a German raider, which Savile eventually succeeds in sinking, thanks to the one-man delaying action of a young Canadian sailor named Brown (Jeffrey Hunter).

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A 1953 War Movie based on the C.S. Forester short story ''Brown on Resolution''. A young naval officer named Richard Savile (Michael Rennie) enjoys a romantic interlude with pretty Lucinda Bentley (Wendy Hiller) (Creator/WendyHiller) before going off to UsefulNotes/WorldWarI, but the girl refuses his offer of marriage. Years later, still unmarried, Richard is captain of a cruiser squadron during UsefulNotes/WorldWarII. His command tangles with a German raider, which Savile eventually succeeds in sinking, thanks to the one-man delaying action of a young Canadian sailor named Brown (Jeffrey Hunter).
3rd Sep '17 5:38:50 PM moloch
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A 1953 War Movie based on the C.S. Forrester short story ''Brown on Resolution''. A young naval officer named Richard Savile (Michael Rennie) enjoys a romantic interlude with pretty Lucinda Bentley (Wendy Hiller) before going off to UsefulNotes/WorldWarI, but the girl refuses his offer of marriage. Years later, still unmarried, Richard is captain of a cruiser squadron during UsefulNotes/WorldWarII. His command tangles with a German raider, which Savile eventually succeeds in sinking, thanks to the one-man delaying action of a young Canadian sailor named Brown (Jeffrey Hunter).

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A 1953 War Movie based on the C.S. Forrester Forester short story ''Brown on Resolution''. A young naval officer named Richard Savile (Michael Rennie) enjoys a romantic interlude with pretty Lucinda Bentley (Wendy Hiller) before going off to UsefulNotes/WorldWarI, but the girl refuses his offer of marriage. Years later, still unmarried, Richard is captain of a cruiser squadron during UsefulNotes/WorldWarII. His command tangles with a German raider, which Savile eventually succeeds in sinking, thanks to the one-man delaying action of a young Canadian sailor named Brown (Jeffrey Hunter).
20th Sep '16 8:42:07 AM Morgenthaler
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A 1953 War Movie based on the C.S. Forrester short story ''Brown on Resolution''. A young naval officer named Richard Savile (Michael Rennie) enjoys a romantic interlude with pretty Lucinda Bentley (Wendy Hiller) before going off to WorldWarI, but the girl refuses his offer of marriage. Years later, still unmarried, Richard is captain of a cruiser squadron during WorldWarII. His command tangles with a German raider, which Savile eventually succeeds in sinking, thanks to the one-man delaying action of a young Canadian sailor named Brown (Jeffrey Hunter).

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A 1953 War Movie based on the C.S. Forrester short story ''Brown on Resolution''. A young naval officer named Richard Savile (Michael Rennie) enjoys a romantic interlude with pretty Lucinda Bentley (Wendy Hiller) before going off to WorldWarI, UsefulNotes/WorldWarI, but the girl refuses his offer of marriage. Years later, still unmarried, Richard is captain of a cruiser squadron during WorldWarII.UsefulNotes/WorldWarII. His command tangles with a German raider, which Savile eventually succeeds in sinking, thanks to the one-man delaying action of a young Canadian sailor named Brown (Jeffrey Hunter).
18th Apr '16 2:19:39 PM roxana
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* HonorBeforeReason: Lucinda is trying to do the right thing but she succeeds in messing up her own life and Richard's and arguably their son's. None of them can be said to be 'ruined' but they are all less happy than they could have been.
4th Feb '16 8:46:14 AM roxana
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* HonorableProposal: Richard makes one of these to Lucinda but she turns him down (see below).

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* HonorableProposal: HonorableMarriageProposal: Richard makes one of these to Lucinda but she turns him down (see below).
4th Feb '16 8:45:48 AM roxana
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* HonorableProposal: Richard makes one of these to Lucinda but she turns him down (see below).
17th Jan '16 10:02:00 AM roxana
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* WhatTheHellHero: What the ''hell'' Lucinda?
17th Jan '16 10:01:08 AM roxana
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* IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy: Lucinda refuses Richard's offer of marriage because she thinks it's forced by convention. She hides her pregnancy for the same reason. The fact that Richard is still unmarried two decades later suggests she was wrong.



* Very much a case TurnOutLikeHisFather.

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* Very much a case TurnOutLikeHisFather.TurnOutLikeHisFather but unlike most examples Lucinda seems to have done everything in her power to make it so.
17th Jan '16 9:57:06 AM roxana
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* HeroicBastard: Brown.
* MySecretPregnancy: Lucinda moves to Canada to hide hers.
11th Jul '15 6:42:14 PM gallium
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* HeyItsThatGuy: Klaatu is now a Royal Navy captain and Captain Christoper Pike is a Canadian sailor.
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