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The Enemy Below (1957) was a Action - Adventure Film directed by Dick Powell and produced by Dick Powell.

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The Enemy Below (1957)–part 10

By Tom on Aug 28, 2015 From The Old Movie House

All dialog in brown text is taken from the movie script at www.springfieldspringfield.co.uk Captain Murrell becomes overconfident and underestimates the experience of Kapitan von Strolberg. He repeats a seeming harmless manoeuvre, only to find his ship under attack from four torpedoes. Sonar rep... Read full article


The Enemy Below (1957)–part 9

By Tom on Aug 19, 2015 From The Old Movie House

All dialog in brown text is taken from the movie script at www.springfieldspringfield.co.uk The thing that stands out about this film are the captains. They do some honest to god thinking, and maybe some philosophising too. They don’t simply blast away hoping to hit the vessel of their enem... Read full article


The Enemy Below (1957)–part 8

By Tom on Aug 11, 2015 From The Old Movie House

All dialog in brown text is taken from the movie script at www.springfieldspringfield.co.uk All U-boats, no matter what design or type, had two types of engines – diesel and electric. Diesel had the benefit of being the more powerful of the two, while electric motors had to be recharged eve... Read full article


The Enemy Below (1957)–part 7

By Tom on Aug 8, 2015 From The Old Movie House

All dialog in brown text is taken from the movie script at www.springfieldspringfield.co.uk Something I didn’t expect in this film was the attention to detail. But as in all war films there’s someone who shouldn’t be hurt or killed who is hurt or killed, and always he has the mo... Read full article


The Enemy Below (1957)–part 6

By Tom on Aug 4, 2015 From The Old Movie House

All dialog in brown text is taken from the movie script at www.springfieldspringfield.co.uk I said earlier that Doc is the “soul” of the entire crew. He not only thinks thoughts one might not associate with a military man, but some his questions cause others to consider what they̵... Read full article


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Von Stolberg: We build 'em good in Germany, eh Heine?


Kunz: [salutes Von Stolberg for the order] Jahwol, Herr Kapitan.
Von Stolberg: That boy needs to learn we do not salute at sea.


'Heinie' Schwaffer: I don't see how we could have missed at that close range.
Von Stolberg: We shouldn't have. This American captain is no amateur. Well, neither am I.


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Average Shot Length = ~8.7 seconds. Median Shot Length = ~6.3 seconds.
The vessel the 'USS Whitehurst' was used in this movie and its captain, Lieutenant Commander Walter R. Smith USN acted as a technical advisor to the film production. Twentieth Century-Fox studio publicity stated that Smith played a role as this ship's Chief Engineer in the movie. Smith is not credited as such nor for any role and CBCS Credits state that Robert Boon portrayed a Chief Engineer in this movie. Apparently, Smith is the character who can be seen in the movie reading the comic 'Little Orphan Annie'.
The tune sung by the U-Boat crew on the ocean floor between depth charge attacks is from an 18th century march called "Der Dessauer Marsch". As a more popular song, it's also known by the first line of lyrics: "So leben wir" (translation: "That's how we live").
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