Lifeboat Movie Review 1944

Information and Film Reviews for Lifeboat the Movie

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When a German U-boat sinks a freighter during WWII, the eight survivors seek refuge in a tiny lifeboat. Tension peaks after the drifting passengers take in a stranded Nazi. Hitchcock saw a great challenge in having the entire story take place in a lifeboat and pulled it off with his usual flourish. In 1989, the film "Dead Calm" replicated the technique. From a story by John Steinbeck. Bankhead shines.


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Available on VHS
Running time 96 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Nazis & Other Paramilitary Slugs, World War II, Survival, Books to Film: John Steinbeck, Sail Away
Jo Swerling
Tallulah Bankhead, John Hodiak, William Bendix, Canada Lee, Walter Slezak, Hume Cronyn, Henry Hull, Mary Anderson, Heather Angel, William Yetter
Glen MacWilliams
Alfred Hitchcock
Hugo Friedhofer
20th Century-Fox, Kenneth McGowan


N.Y. Film Critics 1944: Actress (Bankhead).

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