Seven Were Saved (1947)

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Shortly after WW2, a military transport plane carrying an assortment of passengers crashes into the South China Sea forcing the survivors to await their rescue into a life-raft.



  • Catherine Craig and Richard Denning in Seven Were Saved (1947)
  • Byron Barr and Richard Loo in Seven Were Saved (1947)
  • Catherine Craig and Russell Hayden in Seven Were Saved (1947)
  • Catherine Craig, Richard Denning, and Russell Hayden in Seven Were Saved (1947)
  • Catherine Craig, Richard Denning, and Russell Hayden in Seven Were Saved (1947)
  • Byron Barr, Don Castle, Catherine Craig, Richard Denning, Ann Doran, Russell Hayden, and Richard Loo in Seven Were Saved (1947)

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31 March 2016 | Uriah43
| Adrift at Sea
This movie takes place a year after World War II and features a United States air-sea rescue pilot by the name of "Captain Jim Willis" (Russell Hayden) who is stationed on an island in the South China Sea and flies a PBY in search of survivors who might be shipwrecked in that area. His fiancé, "Lieutenant Susan Briscoe" (Catherine Craig) is a nurse who also works in that area and is eager for the both of them to return to the United States where they can get married and start a family. Unfortunately, a quarrel breaks out between them when Jim decides to extend his tour of duty and as a result Susan decides to leave not long afterward in order to escort a sick patient to Manila and from there to the United States. Another key passenger just happens to be a Japanese prisoner by the name of "Colonel Yamura" (Richard Loo) who is about to be tried for war crimes. As luck would have it, Colonel Yamura manages to temporarily skyjack the plane which then results in it crashing into the ocean. Eight passengers manage to survive in a life raft but with limited rations the question soon becomes whether any of them will be able to survive the rough seas of the shark-infested waters long enough to be rescued. Now rather than reveal any more I will just say that this turned out to be an okay film which suffered from a lack of suspense and a rather predictable ending. Part of the problem for that was the title which clearly disclosed how many passengers would eventually be saved. Additionally, it also had a grade-B quality to it from start-to-finish. In any case, while this movie clearly wasn't great by any means, it still managed to keep my attention for the most part and I have rated it accordingly. Average.

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