Naval Warfare Movies


Director: Alfred Hitchcock
Starring: Tallulah Bankhead, William Bendix, Walter Slezak, John Hodiak

Published: 1944
Country: USA
Length: 96 min.
Keywords: Feature, WWII

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After their passenger ship is sunk by a U-boat, a small group of survivors manage to climb into a small lifeboat. One of them turns out to be from the very U-boat that sank the liner and was destroyed in its turn. Is he an officer, or merely a member of the crew? Does he really understand no English? Is he working in the best interests of the boat's occupants, or is he shepherding them all to ruin? This Alfred Hitchcock thriller is full of twists and glimpses into the dark corners of human nature.


Nominated for Academy Awards for Best Cinematography, Best Director, and Best Original Story; Tallulah Bankhead won the New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actress. Based on a John Steinbeck story.