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Release Date:
11 January 1959 (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 »
User Reviews:
The Most Realistic Submarine Movie Out There See more (29 total) »


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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

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)
Oliver Cross ... Nightclub Patron (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)
Joseph La Cava ... Waiter (uncredited)
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)
Monty O'Grady ... Nightclub Patron (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 Patron (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 stylist
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?

Archer 'Archie' Sloan's name is a likely reference to the U.S.S. Archerfish, which in 1944 sank the Japanese super-carrier Shinano, the largest warship ever sunk by a submarine.See more »
Continuity: In the scene where the submarine is using a torpedo to trigger mines, the torpedo triggers a mine but can be seen continuing on its course without damage.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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48 out of 57 people found the following review useful.
The Most Realistic Submarine Movie Out There, 23 June 2004
Author: nabor7 from Texas

Having served in submarines for six years, and having seen every submarine movie possible, TORPEDO RUN is the most realistic movie yet. The submarine interior including the conning tower brought back a lot of memories. The crew terminology and actions were true to form. The gliches were few but only a submarine historian or WWII veteran would pick up on most of them. The opening scene of the ship in the periscope is not the same ship shown a few seconds later in actual footage being sunk. Also in 1942-1943 torpedo reliability was low and very seldom would only one be fired. I doubt that if a Captain would have known there were prisoners aboard a transport would the chance be taken as Barney Doyle took. At least one transport was really sunk carrying prisoners, but it was not marked as such and it was proceeding as a normal transport. All in all this is my favorite sub movie and I enjoyed every minute if it. Some seem to think it drags on and the story line is to simplistic. That's how it was. A sub's duty was to sink enemy shipping and there would be days of boredom followed by hours of gut wrenching tension amid depth charging, and constantly being chased under by aircraft. I highly recommend TORPEDO RUN.

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