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The Atomic Submarine (1959) was a Action - Science Fiction Film directed by Spencer Gordon Bennet .

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The Atomic Submarine (1959)

By Beatrice on Nov 11, 2016 From Flickers in Time

The Atomic Submarine Directed by Spencer Gordon Bennett Written by Orville H. Hampton 1959/USA Gorham Productions Repeat viewing/Netflix rental An uninspired alien meets an uninspired script. ?Meh. It is 1968. ?Ships and submarines have been disappearing above the Arctic Circle. ?The USS Tiger Sh... Read full article


Quickie Review – The Atomic Submarine (1959)

By Michael on Feb 20, 2015 From Durnmoose Movie Musings

There are times when I wonder about the different movies that The Criterion Collection chooses for release. That was the case with 1959’s The Atomic Submarine. Why, I wondered, this particular 50s sci-fi film over some of the more popular and/or better known films? Obviously, one factor is ava... Read full article


The Atomic Submarine

By Barry P. on Sep 1, 2011 From Cinematic Catharsis

(1959) Directed by Spencer G. Bennet; Written by Orville H. Hampton; Starring: Arthur Franz, Dick Foran, Brett Halsey and Tom Conway; Available on DVD Rating: *** Confession time again! I’m a sucker for virtually any movie that deals with undersea adventure and/or submarines (see my Atragon r... Read full article


The Atomic Submarine

By Barry P. on Sep 1, 2011 From Cinematic Catharsis

(1959) Directed by Spencer G. Bennet; Written by Orville H. Hampton; Starring: Arthur Franz, Dick Foran, Brett Halsey and Tom Conway; Available on DVD Rating: *** Confession time again! I’m a sucker for virtually any movie that deals with undersea adventure and/or submarines (see my Atragon r... Read full article


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Voice of Spaceman: At last Commander, we meet as your people say... face to face!
Cmdr. Richard 'Reef' Holloway: That's a face?


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The trailer for this Allied Artists release played down the science fiction elements and made it look more like a military action film.
Producer Alex Gordon's first choice for director was Edward L. Cahn.
Producer Alex Gordon wanted to hire veterans Frank Lackteen and Edmund Cobb as passersby. The studio objected to the $100 salary for each contending that they were functioning as extras were only entitled to $20. Wanting these old-time actors to get a day's pay, Gordon paid them out of his own pocket.
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