Beverly Hills, Calif. : 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, c2004.
1 videodisc (97 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Fox war classics
Fox war classics.
DVD; 4.0 surround, mono.
Includes English, dubbed French, and dubbed Spanish language soundtracks, with optional subtitles in English or Spanish.
Robert Mitchum (Capt. Murrell), Curt Jurgens (Von Stolberg), Al Hedison (Lt. Ware, Executive Officer), Theodore Bikel ('Heinie' Schwaffer), Russell Collins (Doctor), Kurt Kreuger (Von Holem), Frank Albertson (Lt. (j.g.) Crain), Biff Elliot (Quartermaster).
Screenplay, Wendell Mayes ; director of photography, Harold Rosson ; producer/director, Dick Powell ; music, Leigh Harline.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1957.
Based on the novel by D.A. Rayner.
Special features: Movietone news (The war situation, U-boat capture by biplane, Inside the German U-boat base at Lorient, France).
Academy Awards, USA, 1958: Oscar - Best Effects, Special Effects (Walter Rossi).
MPAA rating: Not rated.
Set during the Battle of the Atlantic during World War II, the film tells the story of the cat and mouse hunt between the USS Haynes, a destroyer escort, and a German U-Boat. Captain Murrell, a former Merchant Mariner, saw his wife killed when his freighter was torpedoed by the Germans. Von Stolberg, the veteran U-Boat commander, sees no honor in the German aims of the war. Both of these highly experienced men must now try to outthink and outmaneuver each other, knowing that any mistake can bring instant defeat and death.