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Richard Sale (screenplay) and
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1958 (UK) See more »
A submarine commander is forced to blow up a Japanese ship with prisoners. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Nominated for Oscar. See more »
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Glenn Ford ... Lt. Cmdr. Barney Doyle

Ernest Borgnine ... Lt. Archer 'Archie' Sloan
Diane Brewster ... Jane Doyle

Dean Jones ... Lt. Jake 'Fuzz' Foley

L.Q. Jones ... 'Hash' Benson (as L. Q. Jones)

Philip Ober ... Adm. Samuel Setton

Richard Carlyle ... Cmdr. Don Adams
Fredd Wayne ... Orville 'Goldy' Goldstein

Don Keefer ... Ens. Ron Milligan

Robert Hardy ... Lt. Redley

Paul Picerni ... Lt. Burt Fisher
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Kimberly Beck ... Dede Doyle (uncredited)
Rudy Bukich ... Sub Crewman (uncredited)
Howard Dayton ... Walker (uncredited)

Sam Edwards ... Coleman - Sub Radio Operator (uncredited)

Biff Elliot ... Lt. Paul Buckeye (uncredited)

Al Freeman Jr. ... Sam Baker (uncredited)

Frank Gorshin ... Sub Crewman (uncredited)
Norman Grabowski ... Sub Crewman (uncredited)

Virginia Gregg ... Tokyo Rose (uncredited) (voice)
Jack Littlefield ... Sub Crewman (uncredited)
Frank London ... Al Garrity (uncredited)
Karl Lukas ... Hallert (uncredited)
Celeste Madamba ... Terese (uncredited)
Joe McCabe ... Primo (uncredited)
Edward McNally ... Pete Waldeman (uncredited)
Peter Miller ... Jojo Hunter (uncredited)
Lyn Osborn ... Hannigan - Sub Crewman (uncredited)
Hugh Pryor ... Jennings (uncredited)
Louis Quinn ... Sub Crewman (uncredited)
Don Reardon ... Sub Crewman (uncredited)

Robert Reed ... Woolsey (uncredited)
Jeffrey Sayre ... Nightclub Extra in Flashback (uncredited)

William Schallert ... Capt. Randy Vandercook - Skipper of the 'Bluefin' (uncredited)
Ken Wales ... Meadows (uncredited)
James Winslow ... Sub Crewman (uncredited)

Directed by
Joseph Pevney 
Writing credits
Richard Sale (screenplay) and
William Wister Haines (screenplay)

Richard Sale (stories)

Produced by
Edmund Grainger .... producer
Cinematography by
George J. Folsey (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Gene Ruggiero 
Art Direction by
Malcolm Brown 
William A. Horning 
Set Decoration by
Henry Grace (set decorations)
Otto Siegel (set decorations)
Costume Design by
Helen Rose (uncredited)
Makeup Department
Sydney Guilaroff .... hair styles
William Tuttle .... makeup artist
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Robert Saunders .... assistant director
Tom McCrory .... second assistant director (uncredited)
Sound Department
Wesley C. Miller .... recording supervisor (as Dr. Wesley C. Miller)
James Brock .... sound (uncredited)
Harold Humbrock .... audible effects (uncredited)
Special Effects by
A. Arnold Gillespie .... special effects
Doug Hubbard .... special effects (uncredited)
Harold Humbrock .... special effects (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Cliff Shirpser .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Editorial Department
Charles K. Hagedon .... color consultant
Other crew
Charles A. Lockwood .... technical adviser (as V. Adm. Charles A. Lockwood USN {Ret.})
Crew verified as complete

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98 min | 95 min (TCM print)
Color (Metrocolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System) | 4-Track Stereo

Did You Know?

This movie represents one of a select group of a few World War II submarine movies which have won the one single Academy Award in a technical category, that's just only the one Oscar in either special effects or sound editing. These movies include Crash Dive (1943); The Enemy Below (1957); Torpedo Run (1958) and U-571 (2000). The non-WW II sub-movie, The Hunt for Red October (1990) also won just the one Oscar as did the WW 2 part sub-movie 49th Parallel (1941), but for Best Original Story.See more »
Revealing mistakes: The first ship they sink is sailing backwards for no apparent reason.See more »
Sub Crewman:[standing waist-deep in freezing Aleutian water] Have you ever felt anything this cold?
Lt. Redley:Yes... Brighton in August.
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Old Fahioned Which Isn't A Bad Thing For Brits, 1 March 2014
Author: Theo Robertson from Isle Of Bute, Scotland

This is one of these films that we don't get nowadays and hasn't been produced for decades . Hardly surprising since 1945 only two submarines have killed ships in conflict . The first one being the Pakistani submarine PNS Hangor that sunk the Indian frigate INS Khukri in the 1971 India - Pakistan war and the last time was the Argentine Cruiser The General Belgrano being sunk by HMS Conqueror in the 1982 Falklands War . On top of the 1981 movie DAS BOOT has got to be the last word on this sub genre of war movie . It's very easy to express tension in these type of movies , of having silent routine as enemy ships patrol over head dropping depth charges and have close ups of submarine crewmen with beads of sweat slowly dripping down there foreheads but DAS BOOT did this type of drama so effectively and so vividly any successor would be a very pale imitation

TORPEDO RUN on its own merits isn't a bad film . It doesn't break any new ground but follows the formula rather well . Like so many other films especially American war films there's a fair bit of artistic licence used such as no American submarine actually penetrated the Tokyo harbour during the war and the mega massive Japanese aircraft carrier is an invention for the film . There is a slightly annoying aspect and that is many of the model shots look unconvincing but this is common problem seeing as scale involving fire and water are impossible to achieve on screen and even DAS BOOT suffered slightly from this

One thing the film does deserve great credit for is the British character Lt Redley played by Robert Hardy . All too often recent American productions such as SAVING PRIVATE RYAN and BAND OF BROTHERS portray the Brits as either amateurish buffoons needing rescuing by the tough , brave and resourceful Americans or make an already bad situation much worse leaving the hard pressed Americans to pick up the pieces while the British stop to drink some tea . Here we see Redley put forward a suggestion that gets the crew out of a very tight spot . Nice to see the war shown as a joint effort amongst allies who had a mutual respect for one another

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