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The Atomic Submarine ()


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Ships mysteriously disappear on route across the Arctic Sea, and a specially-equipped submarine is sent to investigate.

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Lt. Cmdr. Richard 'Reef' Holloway
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Cmdr. Dan Wendover
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Dr. Carl Neilson Jr.
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Sir Ian Hunt
Paul Dubov ...
Lt. David Milburn
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CPO 'Grif' Griffin
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Dr. Clifford Kent
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Julie
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Adm. Terhune
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Justin Murdock
Jean Moorhead ...
Helen Milburn
Richard Tyler ...
Frogman Carney
Kenneth Becker ...
Frogman Powell (as Ken Becker)
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Yeoman Chester Tuttle
Frank Watkins ...
Watkins
Pat Michaels ...
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John Hilliard ...
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Spencer Gordon Bennet ... (as Spencer G. Bennet)

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Orville H. Hampton ... (written by)
 
Irving Block ... (story) (uncredited)
 
Jack Rabin ... (story) (uncredited)

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Irving Block ... producer associate
Alex Gordon ... producer
Orville H. Hampton ... associate producer
Jack Rabin ... producer associate
Henry Schrage ... co-producer

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Alexander Laszlo

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Gilbert Warrenton ... director of photography

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William Austin

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Don Ament
Daniel Haller ... (as Dan Haller)

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Harry Reif

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Emile LaVigne ... makeup artist (as Emile Lavigne)

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Edward Morey Jr. ... production manager

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Clark L. Paylow ... assistant director (as Clark Paylow)
Arthur M. Broidy ... assistant director (uncredited)

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Max Frankel ... properties

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Ralph Butler ... sound
Martin Greco ... sound editor (as Marty Greco)

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Milton Olsen ... special effects (uncredited)

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Irving Block ... special effects designer and creator
Louis DeWitt ... special effects designer and creator
Jack Rabin ... special effects designer and creator

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George Satterfield ... chief set electrician
Arthur Lane ... camera operator (uncredited)
Harry Lewis ... grip (uncredited)

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Norah Sharpe ... wardrobe
Roger J. Weinberg ... wardrobe

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Neil Brunnenkant ... music editor
Alexander Laszlo ... conductor

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Ruth Alexander ... assistant to producer
Jack W. Cash ... dialogue supervisor (as Jack Cash) / production associate (as Jack Cash)
Judith Hart ... script supervisor
Reynold Brown ... movie poster art (uncredited)
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Plot Summary

In the far and distant future of 1968, many ships and planes are crossing the North pole to transport passengers and cargo. However lately more than eight ships and seven submarines have vanished mysteriously. The Tigershark is sent out to investigate their whereabouts and - if possible - remove the cause of their disappearance. But the life form Commander Vandover and his crew encounter may be too powerful even for their weapons of newest technology... Written by Tom Zoerner

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Taglines "Our fleet of atomic submarines has disappeared!" See more »
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Also Known As
  • The Atomic Sub (United States)
  • Auf der U 17 ist die Hölle los (Germany)
  • El submarino atómico (Argentina)
  • Атомная подводная лодка (Soviet Union, Russian title)
  • Atomubåten (Sweden)
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  • 72 min
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Budget $135,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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Trivia The film inspired the film Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (1961) and the TV series Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (1964). It was also remade as an episode of that series. See more »
Goofs The Magnetic North Pole is not located under the Geographic North Pole, which is where the UFO returns in the film to "recharge its batteries" from the Earth's magnetic field. Science had acknowledged this at least two decades before 1959, which was when the film had been released. More current maps show it shifting a bit to the north of Canada. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Atomic Recall (2007). See more »
Quotes Narrator: It was foolish. It was insane. It was fantastic.
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