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)
|Best Cinematography||Glen MacWilliams||Nominated|
|Best Director||Alfred Hitchcock||Nominated|
|Best Writing||John Steinbeck||Nominated|
LifeboatBy 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: LifeboatBy 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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Willy: [to the delirious Gus] There's Rosie! She's waiting for you!
[Willy pushes Gus overboard]
Gus Smith: My name is Schmidt, but I changed it to Smith. That's what I got against these guys more than anything else. They make me ashamed of the name I was born with. I got a lot of relatives in Germany. For all I know this guy may be one of them. I say throw him to the sharks!
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Tallulah Bankhead was cast in the film because Alfred Hitchcock wanted to use "the most oblique, incongruous person imaginable in such a situation". She was Hitchcock's first choice for the role of Constance 'Connie' Porter.
For the German-dubbed version the challenge was to maintain the tension between the English-speaking majority in the boat vs. Willy and Connie Porter talking German. This problem was "solved" having Willy pretend to be a Dutch volunteer with the Kriegsmarine and shifting the Willy-Porter conversation to the Dutch language.
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