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Mystery Submarine (1950)

Approved | | Adventure, Crime, Drama | December 1950 (USA)
Posing as an ex-German medical officer, a U.S. Navy Intelligence Officer sets out to rescue a kidnapped scientist, and sink a Nazi submarine, hiding off the coast of South America.

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Douglas Sirk

Writers:

George W. George (story and screenplay), George F. Slavin (story and screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Macdonald Carey ... Dr. Brett Young
Märta Torén ... Madeline Brenner (as Marta Toren)
Robert Douglas ... Cmdr. Eric von Molter
Carl Esmond ... Lt. Heldman
Ludwig Donath ... Dr. Adolph Guernitz
Jacqueline Dalya ... Carla von Molter (as Jacqueline Dalya Hilliard)
Fred Nurney Fred Nurney ... Bruno
Katherine Warren ... Mrs. Weber (as Katharine Warren)
Howard Negley ... Captain Elliott
Bruce Morgan Bruce Morgan ... Kramer
Ralph Brooks Ralph Brooks ... Stefan (as Ralph Brooke)
Paul Hoffman Paul Hoffman ... Hartwig
Peter Michael Peter Michael ... Crew Member
Larry Winter Larry Winter ... Crew Member
Frank Rawls Frank Rawls ... Crew Member
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Posing as an ex-German medical officer, a U.S. Navy Intelligence Officer sets out to rescue a kidnapped scientist, and sink a Nazi submarine, hiding off the coast of South America. Written by Keith Stacey <staceyk@rpi.net.au>

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This was the first film Douglas Sirk made for Universal-International after signing a contract lasting several years. Part of the contract and demand from Sirk was "one major A-project within the first year" (of work for the studio). That A-project became Thunder on the Hill (1951), starring Claudette Colbert. See more »

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Let's Do A War Movie Without The War!
27 July 2019 | by bobliptonSee all my reviews

Her husband was killed during the war. Yet Märta Torén is told that he is alive. She and scientist Ludwig Donath are taken about a submarine... which turns out to be a U-boat commanded by Robert Douglas, engaged by an unnamed enemy to deliver Donath, Douglas is despicable, of course, but even more despicable is Macdonald Carey, who seems to be a German doctor, part of Douglas' crew.

Douglas Sirk's first movie under his long-term contract with Universal is a slow Cold War thriller, filled with the sort of warm-blooded characters amidst the cold-blooded creatures who control the society she moves among: Douglas, of course, who tells her she will be his; the US Attorney who seems intent on trying her for treason; even Carey, at first.

Although the first half of it is set in an uncertain and mysterious world to the audience, the second half turns into one of those submarine war movies. It is informed with paranoia, that the war is not over. It seems to have been the way Universal thought one could make one of those movies without setting it during the Second World War, a subject that was already growing stale to the public. It would return in the form of service comedies.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

December 1950 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Phantom Submarine See more »

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Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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