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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.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
... Cmdr. 'Rich' Richardson
... Lt. Jim Bledsoe
... Yeoman 1st Class Mueller
... Ens. Gerald Cartwright
... Quartermaster 1st Class Ruby
... Russo
Joe Maross ... Chief Kohler
Mary LaRoche ... Laura Richardson
Eddie Foy III ... Larto
Rudy Bond ... Sonarman 1st Class Cullen
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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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Gable and Lancaster make the seas boil in the battle adventure that hits like a torpedo!

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Run Silent, Run Deep  »

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'The Hollywood Reporter' announced on May 22, 1957, that Nigel Balchin was co-scriptwriter with John Gay, but Balchin is not included in the film's credits, so it's not known how much, if any, of the final script is his work. See more »

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When Lt. Jim Bledsoe decides to return to the Bungo Straits towards the end of the film (at around 1h 15 mins), the submarine does a U-turn. As it does this you can clearly see what appears to be an American aircraft carrier in the distance on the horizon. See more »

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Yeoman 1st Class Mueller: [after practicing submarine warfare tactics on Richardson's desk] You sunk him again, sir. That makes 200 times you sunk Bungo Pete
[checks calendar]
Yeoman 1st Class Mueller: In 200 days. He only sunk you once.
Commander Richardson: [irritated] Just once, but it wasn't on a desk.
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Opening credits: "Bungo Straits Near the Coast of Japan 1942" See more »

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Referenced in K-19: The Widowmaker (2002) See more »

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It's Been a Long, Long Time
(uncredited)
Music by Jule Styne
Played on Tokyo Rose's radio broadcasts to American ships
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A "War" movie that succeeds at all levels
24 March 2002 | by See all my reviews

This is a wonderful movie depicting the experience of one United States Navy submarine during the Second World War. The "Silent Service" never looked better.

It is filmed in black and white, which is (possibly) a salute to the "Victory at Sea" series of a few years before, but this film would not work as well in color (in contrast with "Das Boot," which would not work as well in black and white). Like "Das Boot," the sets are realistic and give the viewer an intimate feeling of the claustrophobia that existed on these small subs.

The script is excellent, although I have one recommendation: Try to watch this film in a "closed caption" mode. I hear fine, but when I watched it a second time in closed captioned, I picked up even more, particularly the names of the crew.

Gable and Lancaster are a little too old for the roles they are playing. But, this is a small complaint in comparison to their remarkable performances. It's easy to think of Gable as "Rhett Butler," no more and no less, but this film illustrates what a very fine actor he was. Lancaster is excellent, and gives a preview of his Oscar-winning turn in "Elmer Gantry," just a year or two later.

This is an old-fashioned film made with the able assistance of the U.S. Navy, and one cannot help but feeling a little pride in our nation and gratitude for our brave WW II veterans, after watching it. Highly recommended.


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