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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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Lifeboat

By Barry P. on May 18, 2019 From Cinematic Catharsis

(1944) Directed by Alfred Hitchcock; Screenplay by Jo Swerling; Story by John Steinbeck; Starring: Tallulah Bankhead, William Bendix, Walter Slezak, Mary Anderson, John Hodiak, Henry Hull, Canada Lee and Hume Cronyn; Available on Blu-ray and DVD Rating: ****½ “The intent of ... Read full article


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


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Quotes from

John Kovac: [after the young German sailor pulls a gun] The baby has a toy!


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


Charles D. 'Ritt' Rittenhouse: [seeing a bejewelled Connie in a fur coat as he enters the lifeboat] Connie! Did you come from the freighter or the Stork Club?


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Facts about

During filming, several of the crew members noted that actress Tallulah Bankhead was not wearing underwear. When advised of this situation, director Alfred Hitchcock observed, "I don't know if this is a matter for the costume department, makeup, or hairdressing."
Arthur C. Miller was the initial director of photography but was replaced by Glen MacWilliams after the first two weeks of filming, when Miller became ill.
Alfred Hitchcock called Ben Hecht in to read the final script and to rewrite the ending.
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