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Run Silent Run Deep (1958)

Approved | | Action, Drama, War | 27 March 1958 (USA)
A U.S. sub commander, obsessed with sinking a certain Japanese ship, butts heads with his first officer and crew.

Director:

Robert Wise

Writers:

John Gay (screenplay), Edward L. Beach (based on novel by) (as Commander Edward L. Beach)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Clark Gable ... Cmdr. 'Rich' Richardson
Burt Lancaster ... Lt. Jim Bledsoe
Jack Warden ... Yeoman 1st Class Mueller
Brad Dexter ... Ens. Gerald Cartwright
Don Rickles ... Quartermaster 1st Class Ruby
Nick Cravat ... Russo
Joe Maross Joe Maross ... Chief Kohler
Mary LaRoche ... Laura Richardson
Eddie Foy III ... Larto
Rudy Bond ... Sonarman 1st Class Cullen
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Storyline

The captain of a submarine sunk by the Japanese during WWII is finally given a chance to skipper another sub after a year of working a desk job. His singleminded determination for revenge against the destroyer that sunk his previous vessel puts his new crew in unneccessary danger. Written by Kevin Ackley <kackley1@aol.com>

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In all the seven seas never two like these! See more »

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Action | Drama | War

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Japanese

Release Date:

27 March 1958 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Run Silent, Run Deep See more »

Filming Locations:

Salton Sea, California, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The Bungo Straits (actual name is Bungo Channel) would indeed have been a very dangerous patrol area. The Bungo Strait is a narrow channel between three of the four main islands that make up the majority of Japan. The Islands are Kyushu, where the city of Nagasaki is located, Honshu (the largest island), where the city of Hiroshima is located, and Shikoku, where the city of Kochi is located. This would have been a hotly protected area by the Japanese. See more »

Goofs

In one underwater shot looking up at a torpedo, the wires pulling it are visible. See more »

Quotes

Yeoman 1st Class Mueller: Mr. Cartwright, with all due respect to your rank, may I say I think you're an ass?
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It's Been a Long, Long Time
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Music by Jule Styne
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Duel of great stars into a submarine : a veteran Gable and an impulsive Lancaster
27 October 2008 | by ma-cortesSee all my reviews

This interesting underwater drama concerns about an exciting battle of wits . Clark Gable stars as a veteran commander who is scheming to revenge during a dangerous voyage and solid Burt Lancaster as the second-in-command who attempts anticipate his every move . Tensions run high and rise between commandant Rich and Lt. Jim Bledsoe and the crew (Brad Dexter , Jack Warden , Don Rickles and 'Nick Cravat', usual pal of Lancaster) , as they set out from Pearl Harbor to destroy a Japanese cruiser . The veteran sub commander risks his crew when he's seeking vengeance . The crew is pushed to the brink of death by risked mission executed by avenger captain whose former submarine the Japonese had to blow up .

This nail-biter is a tightly-knit drama centered on the sea maneuvers going after a Japan's mightiest battleship of the Pacific . The film is famous as one of the best WWII submarine movies , though some scenes at sea , however , suffer from the utilization of obvious scale models in a just as obvious studio tank . Underwater shots were filmed with miniatures at the large inland Salton Sea in Southern California . Screenplay by John Gay from a book by commandant Edward Bleach . Atmospheric musical score by Franz Waxman and appropriate black and white cinematography by Rusell Harlan. The motion picture was meticulously mounted by Robert Wise who always manages to make a course correction in the nick of time and delivers another direct success . However , producers James Hill and Burt Lancaster had the film re-edited after director Robert Wise finished his cut . Then Wise left the film after this point for the rest of post-production.

The film originated a big hit into submarine sub-genre , along with : 'Torpedo run (1958)' by Joseph Pevney with Glenn Ford and Ernest Borgnine ; and subsequently , 'Das Boot(1982' by Wolfgang Petersen with Jurgen Prochnow ; 'Hunt for red October (1990)' by John McTiernan with Alec Baldwin and Sean Connery ; 'Crimson tide' by Tony Scott with Denzel Washington and Gene Hackman ; 'K19' with Harrison Ford and Liam Neeson , and several others .


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