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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.



(screenplay), (based on novel by) (as Commander Edward L. Beach)


Airs Wed. Nov. 02, 8:30 AM on TCM

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Sonarman 1st Class Cullen


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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Release Date:

27 March 1958 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Run Silent, Run Deep  »

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Sound Mix:

(Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Did You Know?


Exterior shots of submarines seen moving during the undersea sequences were actually scale models manufactured by special effects personnel. These f/x were considered cutting edge at the time. See more »


There's a black man on the sub, though in WWII the armed forces weren't yet fully integrated; however, black men did serve as mess cooks and stewards on submarines. See more »


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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Crazy Credits

Not sure why Bungo Straits is cited as a crazy credit. The Bungo Suido (translates to Bungo Straits) is the waterway between Kyushu and Shikoku. See more »


Referenced in U-571 (2000) See more »


It's Been a Long, Long Time
Music by Jule Styne
Played on Tokyo Rose's radio broadcasts to American ships
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Excellent Submarine Movie
31 January 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The interaction between Gable and Lancaster is something to behold. That and the story, the tension and the realism of men under attack. Yes, the special effects are not to the "high" standards of today, but they serve the story well and do not detract from the important drama. As one poster said, this movie would be ill served in color as would Das Boot in B&W. An overall excellent adaptation of the book and as far as the points not explained, all the better. I hate movies that stop the action to then explain to a character what that character is about to experience/see/do, etc. Give the movie goer credit for being able to fill in the gaps. A must have for any WWII movie collection.

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