Naval Warfare Movies

Les Maudits

Director: Réné Clément
Starring: Henri Vidal, Florence Marly, Kurt Kronefeld, Anne Campion

Published: 1947
Country: France
Length: 107 min.
Keywords: WWII, Feature

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As World War II draws to a close, a group of Nazi officials and other Germans flees Oslo in a U-boat, hoping to reach South America. Before they get far the U-boat is depth charged and some of the passengers wounded. They abandon their course and put in on the coast of France, where they kidnap a doctor and force him to care for the injured. The captive physician gradually demoralizes his captors by playing on their doubts and fears.


This film, using primarily a single set in the manner of Lifeboat, won Best Adventure and Crime Film at the 1947 Cannes Film Festival.