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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>
One of the two lead characters in this movie, the American captain John Murrell played by Robert Mitchum was an English captain in the D.A. Rayner novel 'The Enemy Below' that this film is based on. See more »
As the U-boat's destruct charges set by her crew finally explode, the sound is less like bombs and more similar to gunshots, such as those aimed at the DE when she is about to ram the U-boat. See more »
I have no idea what he is, what he thinks. I don't want to know the man I'm... trying to destroy.
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Opening credits prologue: WORLD WAR II THE SOUTH ATLANTIC See more »
So leben wir alle Tage
Traditional German folksong sung to the tune of the "Dessauer Marsch"
English lyrics written specially for The Enemy Below (1957)
Sung by Curd Jürgens and the crew of the U-Boat See more »
The best feature of this movie is thorough character development, and good action. Robert Mitchum and Curt Jurgens are terrific as two similar captains. The action is kept at a high level as they both one up each others tactical moves without losing the human element of the story.
They don't make many like these anymore.
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