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Author: Wendell MayesDick PowellLeigh HarlineRobert MitchumCurd JürgensAll authors
Publisher: New York : CBS/Fox Video, [1990], ©1957.
Series: War classics collection.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Drama about two ship captains stalking each other in the South Atlantic during World War II. When an American destroyer detects a German U-boat prowling beneath the surface, its captain (Mitchum) immediately pursues the enemy. The Sub's commander (Jurgens) is a wily veteran who uses ingenious evasive tactics while angling for position to torpedo the destroyer. As both men try to outwit each other, the chase becomes  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Drama
Feature films
Fiction films
Film adaptations
War films
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Wendell Mayes; Dick Powell; Leigh Harline; Robert Mitchum; Curd Jürgens; David Hedison; Theodore Bikel; Russell Collins; Kurt Kreuger; Frank Albertson; Biff Elliot; D A Rayner; CBS Fox Video.; Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation.; United States. Navy.; United States. Department of Defense.
OCLC Number: 21682550
Notes: Videocassette version of a 1957 motion picture produced by Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation, with assistance from the U.S. Navy and the Dept. of Defense.
Based on the novel by Commander D.A. Rayner.
Credits: Director of photography, Harold Rosson ; editor, Stuart Gilmore ; music, Leigh Harline.
Cast: Robert Mitchum, Curt Jurgens, Al Hedison, Theodore Bikel, Russell Collins, Kurt Kreuger, Frank Albertson, Biff Elliot.
Performer(s): Music conducted by Lionel Newman.
Awards: 1957 Academy Award for Best Special Effects.
Description: 1 videocassette (98 min.) : sound, color ; 1/2 in.
Details: VHS format. Hi-fi stereo. Mono-compatible.
Series Title: War classics collection.
Responsibility: screenplay by Wendell Mayes ; produced and directed by Dick Powell.

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Drama about two ship captains stalking each other in the South Atlantic during World War II. When an American destroyer detects a German U-boat prowling beneath the surface, its captain (Mitchum) immediately pursues the enemy. The Sub's commander (Jurgens) is a wily veteran who uses ingenious evasive tactics while angling for position to torpedo the destroyer. As both men try to outwit each other, the chase becomes a deadly game of cat and mouse in which any mistake can bring defeat and death. Alternating between both ships and their crews, the film offers an impartial view of war that portrays the American and German captains as professional soldiers who respect each other's abilities. Gripping tale of two men who are determined not to sacrifice their dignity or honor even though duty demands that they must destroy each other. Not rated.

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