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The enemy below [videodisc] / 20th Century Fox ; screenplay by Wendell Mayes ; director of photography, Harold Rosson ; produced and directed by Dick Powell.

Contributor Mayes, Wendell, screenwriter.

EditionWidescreen edition.

Published:Beverly Hills, Calif. : 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, 2004.

SummarySet 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.

Description1 videodisc (97 min.) : sound., color ; 4 3/4 in.

NoteBased on the novel by D.A. Rayner.

NoteOriginally produced as a motion picture in 1957.

NoteAlso issued as part of the Heroes of war collection, navy battles.

NoteSpecial features: Movietone news (The war situation, U-boat capture by biplane, Inside the German U-boat base at Lorient, France).

NoteMusic, Leigh Harline ; conducted by Lionel Newman ; art direction, Lyle R. Wheeler, Albert Hogsett ; set decorations, Walter M. Scott, Fay Babcock ; film editor, Stuart Gilmore ; executive wardrobe designer, Charles LeMaire ; assistant director, Arthur Lueker ; sound, Arthur L. Kirbach, Harry M. Leonard ; orchestration, Edward B. Powell.

NoteRobert 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).

AwardsAcademy Awards, USA, 1958: Oscar - Best Effects, Special Effects (Walter Rossi).

AudienceMPAA rating: Not rated.

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Mayes, Wendell, screenwriter.
Rosson, Harold, 1895-1988, cinematographer.
Powell, Dick, 1904-1963, producer, director.
Mitchum, Robert, actor.
Jürgens, Curd, 1915-1982, actor.
Hedison, David, 1929- actor.
Bikel, Theodore, actor.
Collins, Russell, 1897-1965, actor.
Kreuger, Kurt, 1916-2006, actor.
Albertson, Frank, 1909-1964, actor.
Elliot, Biff, actor.
Harline, Leigh, composer.
Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation.
Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, Inc.
Fox war classics
Subject: Personal Name
Rayner, D. A. (Denys Arthur), 1908- -- Film adaptations.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Atlantic Ocean -- Drama.
Destroyers (Warships) -- Drama.
Submarines (Ships) -- Germany -- Drama.
Nazis -- Drama.
War films.
Feature films.
Action and adventure films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Additional title
Heroes of war collection, navy battles.

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