A Tribute to Jeffrey Hunter
The plot of this film is based on C.S. Forester's book, "Brown on Resolution".
SAILOR OF THE KING .... 1953
(Signalman Andrew "Canada" Brown) Jeff has
his first leading role in this British film. He is appealing and convincing as a
British-Canadian sailor, one of two survivors after his ship, HMS Amesbury
(played by HMS Cleopatra) is sunk by the German ship Essen (played by HMS
Manxman) during World War II. He bravely delays the departure of the Essen while
she is in a Pacific island harbor for needed repairs. Also starred Wendy Hiller and Michael Rennie.
Filmed in England and on location in Malta.
Two new photos added on December 27, 2009: