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The Atomic Submarine (1959)

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Ships mysteriously disappear on route across the Arctic Sea, and a specially-equipped submarine is sent to investigate.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Arthur Franz ...
Lt. Cmdr. Richard 'Reef' Holloway
Dick Foran ...
Cmdr. Dan Wendover
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Dr. Carl Neilson Jr.
Tom Conway ...
Sir Ian Hunt
Paul Dubov ...
Lt. David Milburn
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CPO 'Grif' Griffin
Victor Varconi ...
Dr. Clifford Kent
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Julie
Selmer Jackson ...
Adm. Terhune
Jack Mulhall ...
Justin Murdock
Jean Moorhead ...
Helen Milburn
Richard Tyler ...
Frogman Carney
Kenneth Becker ...
Frogman Powell (as Ken Becker)
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Yeoman Chester Tuttle
Frank Watkins ...
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In the far and distant future of 1968, many ships and planes are crossing the North pole to transport passengers and cargo. However lately more than eight ships and seven submarines have vanished mysteriously. The Tigershark is sent out to investigate their whereabouts and - if possible - remove the cause of their disappearance. But the life form Commander Vandover and his crew encounter may be too powerful even for their weapons of newest technology... Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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"Our fleet of atomic submarines has disappeared!" See more »

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Sci-Fi | Thriller

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29 November 1959 (USA)  »

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The Atomic Sub  »

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$135,000 (estimated)
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(Ryder Sound Services)
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Final film of Victor Varconi. See more »

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The Magnetic North Pole is not located under the Geographic North Pole, which is where the UFO returns in the film to "recharge its batteries" from the Earth's magnetic field. Science had acknowledged this at least two decades before 1959, which was when the film had been released. More current maps show it shifting a bit to the north of Canada. See more »

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Narrator: It was foolish. It was insane. It was fantastic.
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A nice, creepy low budget movie.
11 January 2002 | by (Derby, England) – See all my reviews

The Atomic Submarine is atmospheric and creepy, especially when out in the frozen wastes of the North Pole.

A lot of stock footage didn't spoil my enjoyment, although we see different submarines. Good performances from 50s B movie regulars like Arthur Franz and Tom Conway keep the movie going. The monster in the flying saucer has to be seen to be believed. Great stuff, considering the low budget.

Rating: 4 stars out of 5.


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