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Submarine X-1 (1969)

 -  War | Drama  -  23 June 1969 (Sweden)
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After losing a submarine and fifty crew in a battle with a German ship during WWII, a Royal Navy officer gets a second chance in a daring raid with midget subs.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
...
Commander Bolton
David Sumner ...
Lt. Davies R.N.V.R
Norman Bowler ...
Sub. Lt. Pennington
Brian Grellis ...
C.P.O. Barquist
Paul Young ...
Leading Seaman Quentin
William Dysart ...
Lt. Gogan R.N.R.
John Kelland ...
Sub. Lt. Willis R.N.V.R.
Kenneth Farrington ...
C.P.O. Boker Knowles
Keith Alexander ...
Sub. Lt. X-3
Carl Rigg ...
C.P.O. Kennedy
Steve Kirby ...
Leading Seaman X-2
...
Leading Seaman X-1 (as Nicholas Tate)
George Pravda ...
Captain Erlich
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Storyline

After losing a submarine and fifty crew in a battle with a German ship during WWII, a Royal Navy officer gets a second chance in a daring raid with midget subs. Written by Patrick Dominick <p-dominick@adfa.oz.au>

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3 Man Subs Vs 3,000 Man Battleship.... and the secret punch that ambushed a Nazi Armada

Genres:

War | Drama

Certificate:

G | See all certifications »
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Release Date:

23 June 1969 (Sweden)  »

Also Known As:

Sous-Marin X-1  »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(TV)

Sound Mix:

(Westrex Recording System)

Color:

(Eastmancolor) (uncredited)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

The real life World War II German battleship the 'Tirpitz' was renamed the 'Lindendorf' for this movie. See more »

Goofs

When Quentin drops the bolt cutters as he's trying to cut through the submarine net during practice, and the sub tries and fails to ram trough the partially cut net, Quentin is briefly shown right after the sub gets stuck and he's still holding the bolt cutters even though he had just dropped them and had no time to swim down and retrieve them. The cutters were shown dropping a good 50 yards when he dropped them. See more »

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Why do they even bother to make such films?
19 July 2000 | by (Bruges, Belgium) – See all my reviews

James Caan plays a marine captain, who just lost his submarine and crew of fifty men during WW2. He is assigned to supervise a training mission in Scotland for a new type of submarine, to be used against the Germans.

I can't say that SUBMARINE X-1 is entirely un-watchable: it has a good pace and isn't too long either. But who wrote this "story" and why is James Caan in it? I just can't believe why they make such films, without a point and without a story. There isn't a person in this film with a decent line. It's not only enough that there isn't much of a story(training, training and a brief encounter with the Germans), the film is also filled with silly dialogue and stupidity all along. A total waste of time! 4/10


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