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Lifeboat ()


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Several survivors of a torpedoed ship find themselves in the same boat with one of the men who sunk it.

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Connie Porter
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Gus Smith
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Willi
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Alice MacKenzie
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John Kovac
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Charles J. Rittenhouse
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Mrs. Higley
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Stanley Garrett
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Joe Spencer
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Young German Sailor (uncredited)

Directed by

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Alfred Hitchcock

Written by

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John Steinbeck ... (by)
 
Jo Swerling ... (screen play)
 
Alfred Hitchcock ... (story idea) (uncredited)
 
Ben Hecht ... () (uncredited)

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Kenneth Macgowan ... producer
William Goetz ... executive producer (uncredited)
Alfred Hitchcock ... producer (uncredited)
Darryl F. Zanuck ... executive producer (uncredited)

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Hugo Friedhofer ... (as Hugo W. Friedhofer)

Cinematography by

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Glen MacWilliams ... director of photography
Arthur C. Miller ... director of photography (uncredited)

Film Editing by

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Dorothy Spencer

Editorial Department

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Lyman Hallowell ... apprentice editor (uncredited)

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James Basevi
Maurice Ransford

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Thomas Little ... (set decorations)

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René Hubert ... (costumes) (as Rene Hubert)

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Guy Pearce ... makeup artist

Production Management

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R.L. Hough ... production manager (uncredited)
Ben Silvey ... unit production manager (uncredited)

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Saul Wurtzel ... assistant director (uncredited)

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Frank E. Hughes ... associate set decorator

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Bernard Freericks ... sound
Roger Heman Sr. ... sound (as Roger Heman)

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Edwin Hammeras ... special photographic effects (uncredited)
James Curtis Havens ... background (uncredited)

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Fred Sersen ... special photographic effects

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Harry Jackson ... location camera (uncredited)
Paul Lockwood ... camera operator (uncredited)

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Sam Benson ... wardrobe (uncredited)
Eugene Joseff ... costume jeweller (uncredited)

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Emil Newman ... musical director

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Thomas Fitzsimmons ... technical adviser (as Thomas Fitzsimmons of The National Maritime Union)
Queenie Leonard ... dialogue coach (uncredited)
Eugen Sharin ... dialogue coach (uncredited)
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Plot Summary

In the Atlantic during WWII, a ship and a German U-boat are involved in a battle and both are sunk. The survivors from the ship gather in one of the boats. They are from a variety of backgrounds: an international journalist, a rich businessman, the radio operator, a nurse, a steward, a sailor and an engineer with communist tendencies. Trouble starts when they pull a man out of the water who turns out to be from the U-boat. Written by Col Needham

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Taglines Who goes Primitive first...A man...Or a woman...adrift in an open boat ? See more »
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Also Known As
  • Alfred Hitchcock's Production of Lifeboat (United States)
  • Alfred Hitchcock's Production of Lifeboat (United Kingdom)
  • Canot de sauvetage (France)
  • Lifeboat - les naufragés (France)
  • Náufragos (Spain)
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  • 97 min
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Budget $1,590,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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Trivia In "The Dark Side of Genius", Donald Spoto wrote that Tallulah Bankhead would climb a ladder every day to reach the tank where the filming took place. She never wore underwear and regularly received an ovation from the film crew. See more »
Goofs When people call from the boat to people in the water, their voices produce a noticeable echo, revealing that the scenes are shot in a tank in a studio, not out on the ocean. See more »
Movie Connections Edited into Spisok korabley (2008). See more »
Soundtracks Don't Sit Under the Apple Tree See more »
Quotes Connie Porter: Dying together's even more personal than living together.
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