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Run Silent Run Deep (1958)

Approved | | War, Action, Drama | 27 March 1958 (USA)
A U.S. sub commander, obsessed with sinking a certain Japanese ship, butts heads with his first officer and crew.

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The captain of a submarine sunk by the Japanese during WWII is finally given a chance to skipper another sub after a year of working a desk job. His singleminded determination for revenge against the destroyer that sunk his previous vessel puts his new crew in unneccessary danger. Written by Kevin Ackley <kackley1@aol.com>

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Gable and Lancaster make the seas boil in the battle adventure that hits like a torpedo!

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United Artists approached Hecht-Hill-Lancaster Productions about the project, which was unusual in that production companies usually approached United Artists with their own projects. See more »

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After Bledsoe has explained to the crew that their orders would not take them to the Bungo Straits, he goes down a ladder. The next shot shows him where he landed at the foot of the ladder, but the ladder itself has vanished. See more »

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Lt. Jim Bledsoe: If you should fail, and somehow come out of this alive, there won't be a desk small enough for you this time.
Commander Richardson: That's strange, Jim. I never even thought of failing.
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Opening credits: "Bungo Straits Near the Coast of Japan 1942" See more »

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It's Been a Long, Long Time
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Music by Jule Styne
Played on Tokyo Rose's radio broadcasts to American ships
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Greatest Ever Sub Movie
20 September 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

It captures the suspense, claustrophobia, etc., etc., of submarine warfare. And Gable vs Lancaster, who could ask for more?

I can't help one niggling logical flaw: After a year, why was Gable so sure the destroyer Akakaze, "Bungo Pete", would still be patrolling the Bungo Straits? As the war progressed, it could easily have been transferred to the Philippines or the Marianas, or somewhere else. It could have been sunk. Besides that, destroyers were as common as dirt: could he really distinguish the Akakaze vs another similar Japanese destroyer? Yes, this is technical nitpicking. Ignore me.

Never mind, I have too much time on my hands. If you haven't seen this film, you must before your die. Suspense ... tension ... fear ... suspicion ... Gable ... Lancaster ... good stuff.


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