GenreAdventure, Drama, Action Music directorRichard Addinsell Duration LanguageEnglish
Release dateApril 25, 1953 (1953-04-25) (UK)
May 23, 1953 (1953-05-23) (US) Based onToilers of the Sea
by Victor Hugo Initial releaseApril 1953 (United Kingdom) CastYvonne De Carlo (Droucette), Rock Hudson (Gilliatt), Maxwell Reed (Rantaine), Denis O'Dea (Lethierry), Michael Goodliffe (Ragan) Similar moviesRelated Raoul Walsh movies
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Sea Devils is a 1953 British–American historical adventure film, directed by Raoul Walsh and starring Rock Hudson, Yvonne De Carlo, and Maxwell Reed. The story is based on Victor Hugo's novel Toilers of the Sea which was the working title of the film. The scenes at sea were shot around the Channel Islands, and much of the rest of the film was shot on location in those islands as well.
The year is 1800, and Britain and France have been at war since 1798, in what later was to be known as the War of the Second Coalition. Gilliatt, a fisherman-turned-smuggler on Guernsey, agrees to transport a beautiful woman, Drouchette, to the French coast on his ship the Sea Devil. She tells him she hopes to rescue her brother from a French prison. Gilliatt finds himself falling in love and so feels betrayed when he later learns that Drouchette is a countess helping Napoleon plan an invasion of Great Britain. In reality, however, Drouchette is a British agent working to thwart this invasion. When Gilliatt learns this, he returns to France to rescue her, just as her true purpose has been discovered by the French.