During World War II, the USS Haynes, an American destroyer escort discovers a German U-boat in the South Atlantic. A deadly duel between the two ships ensues, and Captain Murrell must draw upon all his experience to defeat the equally experienced German commander.Written by
Linda Adams <Garridon@aol.com>
Two endings were shot: In one, both commanders die; in the other, a third vessel rescues them. The final ending was determined by preview results. The "USS Haynes" was in actuality the USS Whitehurst, captained by Walter R. Smith, who received a "technical advisor" credit and can be seen playing the ship's chief engineer. Eva Novak can be seen in a photo as the wife of Von Stolberg. See more »
When Captain Stolberg orders Lt Von Holem to abandon, he says, "Set the automatic detonators and get the men out of the ship." Submariners, especially those in the Kriegsmarine, refer to submarines as "boats". See more »
So leben wir alle Tage
(Drinking Song) (uncredited)
Traditional German folksong sung to the tune of the "Dessauer Marsch"
English lyrics by Charles Henderson
Sung by Curd Jürgens and the crew of the U-Boat See more »
This was a Great WWII DE versus Sub movie. One of the few movies that actually used proper Navy voice procedure and a radar with no sound.
I liked it better than "Run Silent, Run Deep" and "Dos Boot", though I liked both.
An almost perfect Navy movie with the one exception of always returning to course 140. If one as ever navigated or plotted via radar, you know that if you've vectored off course , e.g. zigzagged for any length of time, to get back on your original course, it would not be the same exact 140 as it started.
I can't wait for this movie to be released on DVD and in Wide Screen.
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