Sandy the Seal
Directed byRobert Lynn
Screenplay byHarry Alan Towers
Produced byOliver A. Unger
Harry Alan Towers
StarringHeinz Drache
Marianne Koch
CinematographyStephen Dade
Music byMalcolm Lockyer
Distributed byTigon British Film Productions
Release date
Running time
73 min.
CountriesUnited Kingdom
South Africa

Sandy the Seal is a 1965 British family film directed by Robert Lynn and starring Heinz Drache, Marianne Koch and Gert Van den Bergh.[1] Produced and co-written by Harry Alan Towers, the film was shot in South Africa in Technicolor and Techniscope II with sequences shot on Seal Island, South Africa. The film was released in the UK by Tigon British Film Productions in 1969.


A lighthouse keeper finds an injured seal left by seal poachers. He brings the seal to his wife and two children who learn responsibility by looking after the seal who they name Sandy. Sandy accompanies the children on their adventures and activities and discovers the ship of the seal poachers who plan a return to the lighthouse keeper's island for more valuable pelts.