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Mystery Submarine (1950)

Posing as an ex-German medical officer, a U.S. Navy Intelligence Officer sets out to rescue a kidnapped scientist, and sink a Nazi submarine, hiding off the coast of South America.

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Dr. Brett Young
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Madeline Brenner (as Marta Toren)
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Cmdr. Eric von Molter
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Lt. Heldman
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Dr. Adolph Guernitz
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Carla von Molter (as Jacqueline Dalya Hilliard)
Fred Nurney ...
Bruno
Katherine Warren ...
Mrs. Weber (as Katharine Warren)
Howard Negley ...
Captain Elliott
Bruce Morgan ...
Kramer
Ralph Brooks ...
Stefan (as Ralph Brooke)
Paul Hoffman ...
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Posing as an ex-German medical officer, a U.S. Navy Intelligence Officer sets out to rescue a kidnapped scientist, and sink a Nazi submarine, hiding off the coast of South America. Written by Keith Stacey <staceyk@rpi.net.au>

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December 1950 (USA)  »

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Phantom Submarine  »

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1.37 : 1
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This was the first film Douglas Sirk made for Universal after signing a contract lasting several years. Part of the Contract and demand from Sirk was "one major A-project within the first year" (of work for the studio). That A-project became Thunder on the Hill (1951), starring Claudette Colbert. See more »

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Yes, it's directed by Douglas Sirk...
21 November 2005 | by (France) – See all my reviews

Not every film of a great director is filled with identifying and interesting touches, and this is a case in point. (Having sat through three such films yesterday -- the others being "Slightly French" and "Sleep, My Love" -- the point was made ad nauseum.) Not a bad picture, but a pretty dull one. The never-very-interesting Macdonald Carey is the leading man, and the supporting cast is generally lacking in interest (particularly the US G-men, who seem barely to be professional actors), but leading lady Marta Toren has moments of interest (and is quite beautiful), and it is always nice to see Carl Esmond (a/k/a Willy Eichberger), a character actor who lived to the ripe old age of 102 and began his career with a memorable performance in Ophuls's "Liebelei." On the whole, though, this is a film for those (like me) who feel obliged to see everything directed by the great Sirk -- who, when he was fully engaged, was among the greatest.


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