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Yvonne DeCarlo is so intoxicatingly beautiful in this movie! Such smoldering eyes! Absolutely loved her in this! She and Rock Hudson have such great on screen chemistry! I can't wait to see to rest the films they've done together!!
I'm really glad to have gotten this from Amazon! From growing up in the `80's, I've never seen these movies before or even gotten into watching movies from this era but wow, they just don't make them like this anymore. And by that I mean movies and their stars. I hope Hollywood can somehow bring back the glamor, elegance, sophistication, style & grace that the stars of the `50's had. What an example they could then set for this current generation.
When the truth is uncovered it becomes necessary to return her to France and subsequently seek to rescue her from the clutches of the French spy chief ,Fouche (Jacques Brunius).Also stirred into the mix is Gilliat's arch rival and fellow smuggler "Rantane"(Maxwell Reed)who is quite willing to sell her out and kill Gilliatt into the bargain
Its a busy plot and not terribly plausible but everyone concerned displays such brio and conviction that the audience is easily persuaded to ignore plot holes and improbabilities .Hudson dashes around looking manly while de Carlo smoulders engagingly .Brunius is suitably oily and theer is a nice cameo from Gerard Oury as Napoleon .The best lines go to Bryan Forbes(the future director) as Hudson's sidekick and he gives them full value in a lively peformance .Read more ›
In addition to SEA DEVILS, Raoul Walsh made two other movies with Rock Hudson between 1952 and 1953 : Gun Fury and Lawless Breed, two westerns. Loosely based on Victor Hugo's The Toilers of the Sea (Modern Library Classics), SEA DEVILS is a period piece which takes place in the year 1800 on the isle of Guernesey between England and France. Rock Hudson is a British smuggler who falls in love with Yvonne De Carlo, a spy sent to France in order to discover when and how Napoleon intends to invade England.
As though the plot is rather interesting with its batch of misunderstandings, Rock Hudson being convinced that Yvonne De Carlo is a French spy, and with the appearance of Napoleon and his clever Minister of Police Fouché, SEA DEVILS rather captivates by its subtle mise-en-scene. The film is really an ode to Yvonne de Carlo's beauty you will indeed have the time to admire during the numerous crossings of the British Channel offered to the favored viewer by an aging Raoul Walsh still in great shape.
A VHS to destroy as soon as the DVD is available.
The VCI transfer is adequate, nothing more.
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This is an enjoyable movie, I had wanted to see it for so long and was delighted when I was able to get the DVD and it was all I expected it to be. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Twinkletoes
Even though Rock Hudson and Yvonne De Carlos are a couple of my favorite actor/actresses, I was not as excited about this movie as I had hoped to be. Read morePublished on June 1, 2013 by blondie
this is an excellent movie from the golden years of hollywood i would recommend this movie to anyone
there are very good actors in it also great stuff
One of VCI's better releases of a high seas adventure. Picture quality looks quite good and the film looks complete with no splices.Published on February 12, 2012 by larryj1
Can't really recommend this one unless you're a dyed-in-the-wool Hudson fan, and even then it's nothing to write home about. Read morePublished on December 5, 2010 by Fiona Lowther
THIS IS ONE OF TWO MOVIES WITH THE DE CARLO AND HUDSON AND LIKE THE SCARLET ANGEL, IT IS VERY GOOD. YVONNE DE CARLO SHOULD HAVE BEEN BETTER APPRECIATED BY THE PUBLIC.Published on May 16, 2010 by VD Santangelo
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