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Hell Boats (1970) Poster

(1970)

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Philip Madoc is dubbed.
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This film's opening title card reads: "A British Convoy. English Channel 1942".
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A "hell boat" is World War II term used by the Germans for their motor torpedo E-boat.
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One of two World War II movies both made and released in 1970 and also based on a story by S.S. Schweitzer, the other was Hornets' Nest (1970).
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M.T.B. stood for "motor torpedo boat".
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One of the two final films of Oakmont Productions (the other was The Last Escape (1970)), which was a production arm of Mirisch Films.
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The film's plot was based on the real life Second World War "Operation Ruthless" conceived by Ian Fleming.
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American director (Paul Wendkos) was imported from Hollywood to helm this British World War II movie.
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The film utilizes an oft-used storyline of the war movie genre which has two soldiers in love with the same girl.
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