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Lifeboat (1944) was a Thriller/Suspense - War Film directed by Alfred Hitchcock and produced by Alfred Hitchcock, Darryl F. Zanuck, Kenneth Macgowan and William Goetz.

Academy Awards 1944 --- Ceremony Number 17 (source: AMPAS)

AwardRecipientResult
Best CinematographyGlen MacWilliamsNominated
Best DirectorAlfred HitchcockNominated
Best WritingJohn SteinbeckNominated
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A Challenge for All: ‘Lifeboat’ (Alfred Hitchcock, 1944)

By Virginie Pronovost on Jul 6, 2018 From The Wonderful World of Cinema

After a non-movie related post on The Doors, I’m back to my old habits with good old Hitchcock. Yes, we discussed his films a lot on this blog and this isn’t going to stop! The occasion, today, is Maddy’s Second Annual Hitchcock Blogathon that she’s hosting on her blog Maddy ... Read full article


Lifeboat (1944, Alfred Hitchcock)

By Andrew Wickliffe on May 18, 2018 From The Stop Button

Lifeboat never feels stagy, which is one of the film?s greatest successes. The entire thing takes place in a single lifeboat, with director Hitchcock not doing many medium or long shots of the lifeboat exterior. All the action is with the actors, Hitchcock using distinctive composition?Glen MacWilli... Read full article


Blu-ray Review: Lifeboat

By Devon Powell on Apr 9, 2017 From Hitchcock Master

Distributor: Kino Lorber Release Date: March 21, 2017 Region: Region A Length: 01:36:58 Video: 1080P (MPEG-4, AVC) Main Audio: 2.0 English DTS-HD Master Audio (48 kHz, 16-bit) Subtitles: English (SDH) Ratio: 1.39:1 Bitrate: 24.91 Mbps Notes: A DVD edition of this title was previously released by 20t... Read full article


Lifeboat (1944)

By Beatrice on Oct 27, 2014 From Flickers in Time

Lifeboat Directed by Alfred Hitchcock By John Steinbeck, Screenplay by Jo Swerling 1944/USA Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation Repeat viewing/Netflix rental John Kovac: [referring to Willie] Neither can a snake help being a rattlesnake if he’s born a rattlesnake! That don’t make... Read full article


Hitchcock’s “Lifeboat” to screen November 11, 2014 at Daystar Center

By Stephen Reginald on Oct 27, 2014 From Classic Movie Man

Hitchcock’s “Lifeboat” to screen November 11, 2014 at Daystar Center When: Tuesday, November 11, 2014 6:30 p.m. Where: The Venue 1550 at the Daystar Center, 1550 S. State Street A director’s challenge Alfred Hitchcock loved challenges. He embraced new cinematic techniqu... Read full article


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Quotes from

Charles D. 'Ritt' Rittenhouse: Well, folks, we're in business again!


Gus Smith: A guy can't help being a German if he's born a German, can he?
John Kovac: [referring to Willie] Neither can a snake help being a rattlesnake if he's born a rattlesnake! That don't make him a nightingale! Get him out of here!


Willy: [to the delirious Gus] There's Rosie! She's waiting for you!
[Willy pushes Gus overboard]


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Facts about

Alfred Hitchcock:  in "before" and "after" pictures in a newspaper advertisement for Reduco Obesity Slayer. The pictures were genuine, as he had just been on a crash diet (although not with the fictional Reduco) from 300 to 200 lbs. However, the so-called "Reduco Obesity Slayer" diet pill or potion ad seemed so real that audience called the studio and wrote letters to Alfred Hitchcock asking where could they get this product. (In Rope, a neon sign advertising "Reduco" with Hitchcock's famous silhouette is seen outside the Manhattan apartment where the film takes place.)
The film was shot entirely on a restricted set in which the boat was secured in a large studio tank. Alfred Hitchcock, always striving for realism, insisted that the boat never remain stationary and that there always be an added touch of ocean mist and fog compounded of oil forced through dry ice.
Alfred Hitchcock called Ben Hecht in to read the final script and to rewrite the ending.
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