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Hell Below Zero (1954)

Approved | | Action, Adventure, Drama | 15 January 1954 (Japan)
The captain of an Antarctic whaling ship falls overboard in mysterious circumstances and his daughter, aided by a sympathetic American, decides to investigate the accident.

Director:

Mark Robson

Writers:

Alec Coppel (screenplay), Max Trell (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Alan Ladd ... Duncan Craig
Joan Tetzel ... Judie Nordhal
Basil Sydney ... Bland
Stanley Baker ... Erik Bland
Joseph Tomelty ... Capt. McPhee
Niall MacGinnis ... Dr. Howe
Jill Bennett ... Gerda Petersen
Peter Dyneley ... Miller
Susan Rayne Susan Rayne ... Kathleen
Philo Hauser Philo Hauser ... Sandeborg
Ivan Craig Ivan Craig ... Larsen
Paddy Ryan Paddy Ryan ... Manders
Cyril Chamberlain Cyril Chamberlain ... Factory Ship Radio Operator
Paul Homer Paul Homer ... Kista Dan Radio Operator
Edward Hardwicke ... Ulvik
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Storyline

Duncan Craig signs on a whaling ship, partly because his own business deal has fallen through, partly to help Judie Nordhall find her father. Rumor has it that her father may have been murdered by Erik Bland, son of her father's partner and her one-time lover. Duncan and Erik find themselves on rival whaleboats and, ultimately, on an ice floe. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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Actually filmed with the whaling fleet in the raging Antarctic! See more »


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

15 January 1954 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

The White South See more »

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Budget:

$1,000,000 (estimated)
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Color:

Color (Colour by) (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Actual whale hunting expeditions were filmed for use in the film. See more »

Goofs

During scenes set in the Antarctic, at supposedly below zero (Celsius) temperatures, we never see breath vapor. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Cubby Broccoli: The Man Behind Bond (2000) See more »

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Whaling stories
10 May 2012 | by dbdumonteilSee all my reviews

Mark Robson must have remembered he directed in 1943 the absolutely remarkable "ghost ship " ,one of his VaL Lewton productions,all of which worth seeking out.

that's why the second third is arguably the best : a delightful villain (Stanley Baker,who else?),a mystery , a disturbing atmosphere in the depths of the ship;Robson can make the best of the hold and of the engine room.

More than the bland heroine ,Gerda is for the time a very modern character that should have been more developed ;it's her that should have accompanied Ladd in the final chase,not the frail clueless girl.

The last third seems a bit botched anyway ,but it's an entertaining adventures movie.


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