The Key Poster

Release Date: 1958

Not Yet Rated|2 hr 5 min

Plot Summary
During World War II, Englishwoman Stella (Sophia Loren) is involved with Capt. Ford (Trevor Howard), who commands a military tugboat. Ford's mission is dangerous because his slow-moving ship is an easy target. Eventually, he is gunned down in action and Capt. Ross (William Holden) replaces him. Before long, Ross also begins a relationship with Stella, but she warns the newcomer that she may be cursed -- captain after captain has come through her door, and each has met the same grim fate at sea.

Cast: William Holden, Sophia Loren, Trevor Howard, Oscar Homolka, Kieron Moore, Bernard Lee, Beatrix Lehmann, Noel Purcell

Director: Carol Reed

Genres: Romance

Production Co: Columbia

Keywords: Friend, Tense, Passionate, 1940s, Melodramatic, Temptation, Love, England


Winner British Actor
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1958)