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Submarine X-1 (1969)

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

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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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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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

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

Genres:

Action | Drama | War

Certificate:

G | See all certifications »
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Release Date:

23 June 1969 (Sweden)  »

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

This movie is based on both the real-life Chariot human torpedo attacks on the German battleship Tirpitz during the Second World War as well as Operation Source, which was a series of attacks by X-class midget submarines on Nazi German warships, the Tirpitz, Scharnhorst and Lutzow, in Northern Norway during World War II. 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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Routine 1960s War Film
24 November 2002 | by (Austria) – See all my reviews

Routine and quite boring 1960s war film concentrating on the X-series of midget submarines. In this typical afternoon matinee movie James Caan appears as a totally miserable and humourless Canadian submarine commander. Presumably Caan appears to make the film saleable in North America. The underwater scenes and onshore action don't add up to much but the occasional glimpses of scenery around the Scottish lochs makes marginally for some of the tedium. The shoot out with German paratroopers has some tension and excitement. Overall, one for rainy, cold, wintery Sunday afternoons. 3/10.


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