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Run Silent Run Deep (1958)

Approved  |   |  War, Action, Drama  |  27 March 1958 (USA)
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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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The older / younger dynamic (deskbound older commander taking the reins of what was to be the younger commander's first ship, yet keeping the younger officer on as the Exec) was featured prominently in another Robert Wise film some 20 years later: Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979). 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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Commander Richardson: I see by this report that you called Mr. Cartwright an "ass."
Yeoman 1st Class Mueller: Yes, sir.
Commander Richardson: An officer?
Yeoman 1st Class Mueller: [hangs his head for a moment] That's right sir.
Commander Richardson: [shakes his head] Mueller, you're a damn fool.
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Opening credits: "Bungo Straits Near the Coast of Japan 1942" See more »

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Music by Charles A. Zimmerman
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Great film!
16 September 2002 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

WOW! is all I can say. This is the most realistic submarine film of it's day. I don't think anybody equaled this film in this genre until Das Boot was released nearly 30 years later. Clark Gable and Burt Lancaster star in this epic about a submarine and a mission. Others have commented at length on the basic story, so I'll leave that alone. Only a couple of details bothered me. The men were all too clean and well-shaven to be sub sailors. Some of the last WWII US Subs built had air conditioning, so that could explain the cleanliness and lack of condensation in the boat. Still, the entire crew should have been growing beards for the entire length of the cruise since water was too precious to be used for shaving or bathing while at sea. The only shipboard scene that I felt was unrealistic was one scene in the crew's mess. The space shown is far too large to have been aboard a US Fleet boat. Otherwise, I found the film to be a great depiction of the way life was aboard a US sub during WWII. The acting is superb by the entire cast, but it should be with names like Gable, Lancaster and Warden. This is one of the greats!


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