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Posted: 8/2/2005 12:12:12 AM EDT
1957 Robert Mitchum movie about a duel between an American destroyer and a u-boat.

www.imdb.com/title/tt0050356/
Link Posted: 8/2/2005 4:30:33 AM EDT
Love it. Have it on VHS (recorded it off AMC) If there was a DVD I'd buy it.
Link Posted: 8/2/2005 4:41:23 AM EDT
A great movie and the portrayal of the disillusionment of its two proganists with the war was years ahead of its time.
Link Posted: 8/2/2005 5:01:16 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/2/2005 5:03:45 AM EDT by 55Kingpin]
Dockerty: Curd Jurgens....
Weps: No....it was Hardy Kruger


ETA: spelling

Link Posted: 8/2/2005 5:05:42 AM EDT

Originally Posted By 55Kingpin:
Dockerty: Curd Jurgens....
Weps: No....it was Hardy Kruger


ETA: spelling


Link Posted: 8/2/2005 5:23:04 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/2/2005 5:24:12 AM EDT by 55Kingpin]

Originally Posted By DzlBenz:

Originally Posted By 55Kingpin:
Dockerty: Curd Jurgens....
Weps: No....it was Hardy Kruger


ETA: spelling





Weps: Run Silent Run Deep?
Dockerty: The little guy....with the mustache and the ears.....
Weps: Clark Gable....

Sometimes anti-gun hollyweirdos make good movies.....

ETA: Since I enjoy a good cigar every now and then.....the line that Hackman has "Don't enjoy it too much....they're more expensive than drugs" cracks me up everytime.
Link Posted: 8/2/2005 5:40:10 AM EDT
Yep, it was one of the better ones.
Link Posted: 8/2/2005 6:03:04 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/2/2005 6:04:23 AM EDT by 95thFoot]

Originally Posted By raven:
1957 Robert Mitchum movie about a duel between an American destroyer and a u-boat.

www.imdb.com/title/tt0050356/



Great film. Check out the book it was made from, by D.A. Rayner, who had been a Royal Navy officer in WW2. The novel was about a Royal Navy destroyer, the fictional HMS Hecate, and a German sub. Thrilling stuff.
Link Posted: 8/2/2005 7:35:05 AM EDT
I remember seeing that movie when I was a kid....loved it ever since. I wanted Robert Mitchum for an older brother when I was little...I though he was the coolest man alive, well, next to Paladin. (Richard Boone).
Link Posted: 8/2/2005 8:30:35 AM EDT
Also the inspiration for the "Balance of Terror" episode on the original Star Trek series.
Link Posted: 8/2/2005 8:40:44 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Lancelot:
Love it. Have it on VHS (recorded it off AMC) If there was a DVD I'd buy it.




Here it is.
Link Posted: 8/3/2005 6:20:07 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Janus:

Originally Posted By Lancelot:
Love it. Have it on VHS (recorded it off AMC) If there was a DVD I'd buy it.




Here it is.





Cool. Thanks!

Link Posted: 8/3/2005 2:38:11 PM EDT

Originally Posted By ScottS:
Also the inspiration for the "Balance of Terror" episode on the original Star Trek series.



Clancy also stole the singing scene for The Hunt for Red October, where the American ship can hear the enemy submarine's crew singing over the hydrophone.
Link Posted: 8/3/2005 2:40:48 PM EDT
great movie.
Link Posted: 8/3/2005 2:55:35 PM EDT
One of my favorites in my collection.

Compare with "The Bedford Incident". Another great one.
Link Posted: 8/3/2005 5:07:54 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Lancelot:
Love it. Have it on VHS (recorded it off AMC) If there was a DVD I'd buy it.



check Best Buy, I saw it there
Link Posted: 8/4/2005 4:42:18 AM EDT

Originally Posted By CB1:

Originally Posted By Lancelot:
Love it. Have it on VHS (recorded it off AMC) If there was a DVD I'd buy it.



check Best Buy, I saw it there



Thanks.
Link Posted: 8/4/2005 4:45:39 AM EDT
Link Posted: 8/4/2005 4:56:46 AM EDT

Originally Posted By vito113:
Crapy ending spoiled the film…

The Cruel Sea is FAR better.

ANdy



Yeah, but that movie only has the surface vessel's POV.

I hated how the u-boat captain in Enemy Below portrayed contempt for Nazism in order to make him sympathetic to the audience. U-boat officers were fanatical Nazis. The mariners owed their careers to the militarism of the Nazis, just as the German Army pledged fealty to the Nazis for making them important again. Otherwise, they would have been adrift with no cause to advance their careers and practice what they were trained for.
Link Posted: 8/4/2005 5:16:52 AM EDT
Also enjoyed Das Boot. It's amazing how many good sub flicks have been made.
Link Posted: 8/4/2005 6:59:40 AM EDT
The the US ship was a Buckley class steam turbo-electric destroyer escort.

Three 3" DP slow fire DP guns. One 40mm quad and about six 20mm AA guns.

Good sonar suite and tons of depth charges. They did not include the Hedgehog weapon system that was very common in those ships by mid 1944. The hogs were large ahead-thrown mortar bombs that used contact fuses and shaped charges to blow holes in the tops of the sub. Very effective weapon against show subs on a battery. Sink rate was better than DCs. The firing ship would fire the 24 hogs, then rolls the DCs for a two-fer.

"Come to course 140."
Link Posted: 8/4/2005 7:31:43 AM EDT
Link Posted: 8/4/2005 7:41:14 AM EDT

needs to be in the movie forum
Link Posted: 8/4/2005 7:45:10 AM EDT
Wal-Mart has it, a whole bunch of Fox war movies were just released to dvd.
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