Stormy Crossing

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Stormy Crossing
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Directed by C. M. Pennington-Richards
Screenplay by Brock Williams
Based onoriginal story Black Tide by Sid Harris & Lou Dyer
Produced by Monty Berman
Starring John Ireland
Derek Bond
Leslie Dwyer
Cinematography Geoffrey Faithfull
Edited by Doug Myers
Music by Stanley Black
Distributed by Eros Films (UK)
Release date
  • August 1958 (1958-08)(UK)
Running time
79 mins
CountryUnited Kingdom

Stormy Crossing is a 1958 British crime, drama, thriller, mystery film directed by C. M. Pennington-Richards and starring John Ireland, Derek Bond, Leslie Dwyer, and Maureen Connell. John Schlesinger and Arthur Lowe appear in supporting roles. [1] It was made at Southall Studios in West London, and released in the U.S. as Black Tide. [2]



Two swimmers attempt to swim across the English Channel but, under cover of fog, one of them is deliberately drowned by her lover (Bond) after she demands he leave his rich wife for her or she will tell his wife about their affair. Officially, her death is ruled an accident, but her fellow swimmer is convinced that it was not. His swimming coach (Ireland) is initially doubtful, but when he realizes he has been deliberately lied to, he investigates and brings the villain to justice.


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  1. "Stormy Crossing (1957)". BFI.
  2. "Black Tide (1956) - C.M. Pennington-Richards | Synopsis, Characteristics, Moods, Themes and Related | AllMovie" via