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The Enemy Below (1957)

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During World War II, an American destroyer meets a German U-Boat. Both captains are good ones, and the engagement lasts for a considerable time.

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During World War II, the USS Haynes, an American destroyer escort discovers a German U-boat in the South Atlantic. A deadly duel between the two ships ensues, and Captain Murrell must draw upon all his experience to defeat the equally experienced German commander. Written by Linda Adams <Garridon@aol.com>

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8 January 1958 (Japan)  »

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Duell im Atlantik  »

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The space battle from the film "Star Trek: The Wrath Of Khan" and the entire first season "Star Trek" episode "Balance of Terror" were based largely on the final battle in this film. The second season "Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea" episode "Killers of the Deep" was also based on and included footage from this movie. In addition, David Hedison starred in "Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea" and appeared in the main cast of this movie. See more »

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When Vol Stolberg goes to leave the control room, he sees the word "Furher" on a sign above the doorway. He covers with it with a towel, but in the next shot the position of the towel has changed. See more »

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Von Stolberg: [listening on hydrophone] Now American, turn the right way and I'll give you a pretty present.
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Opening credits prologue: WORLD WAR II THE SOUTH ATLANTIC See more »

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Referenced in You Bet Your Life: Episode #9.22 (1959) See more »

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Ich hatt' einen Kameraden
Music by Friedrich Silcher (1825)
Lyrics from the poem by Ludwig Uhland (1809)
Sung at the funeral
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Classic Submarine WW 2 Film
2 September 2002 | by (Honolulu,Hawaii) – See all my reviews

Very good WW 2 drama thriller movie about Submarine warfare and tactics.Very good all around production and acting performances.Has an anti-war flow to it and manages to maintain believability despite unusual enemy mutual empathy from the combatants.Very entertaining and a great example of a well paced film.Could have been a masterpiece with a slightly deeper and more complicated story.Only for fans of Submarine warfare films and big fans of the lead actors........


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