Mayes, Wendell, screenwriter.
Beverly Hills, Calif. : 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, 2004.
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.
1 videodisc (97 min.) : sound., color ; 4 3/4 in.
Based on the novel by D.A. Rayner.
Originally produced as a motion picture in 1957.
Also issued as part of the Heroes of war collection, navy battles.
Special features: Movietone news (The war situation, U-boat capture by biplane, Inside the German U-boat base at Lorient, France).
Music, 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.
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).
Academy Awards, USA, 1958: Oscar - Best Effects, Special Effects (Walter Rossi).
MPAA rating: Not rated.