Sgt. Mike Kincaid of the French Foreign Legion learns, from a Riff prisoner, that an attack will soon be made by the villainous Hussin on the Legion's outpost of Tarfa. Kincaid volunteers ... See full summary »
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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
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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 »
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 »
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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