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Submarine X-1 (1968)

G | | Action, Drama, War | 1968 (UK)
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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(as William Graham)

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(screenplay) (as Donald Sanford), (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
...
Commander Bolton
David Sumner ...
Lt. Davies R.N.V.R
...
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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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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Hell Can Be Very Cold, Very Wet...And Very Deep! See more »

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Action | Drama | War

Certificate:

G | See all certifications »
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1968 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Submarino 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 fifty-man allied submarine seen at the start of the movie was called the Gauntlet. The name of the German battleship also seen during the opening and later was called the 'Lindendorf'. See more »

Goofs

Throughout the early portion of the movie the X craft program is referred to as "Top Secret". At this point in time, the British used the term "Most Secret", Top Secret being an American term. See more »

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Another one not to bother with
20 November 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie is another one not to bother with. I prefer my historical movies as accurate as possible as reality is usually more dramatic and entertaining than hokeyness. There was an X-craft squadron, they did train rigorously for a raid against the Tirpitz (the movie calls it the Lindendorff-why fictionalize it?), they almost succeeded, the did penetrate the Tirpitz's defenses, damaged it badly enough that it could never sail at full speed again. Why not pay tribute to these brave men who fought for our freedom by telling their story straight? And the special effects are cheesy-the ships look like the models I built as a kid in the 1960s.


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