Lifeboat

United States, 1944

Film
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A small band of men and women survive the sinking of an Allied freighter by a German U-boat, only to find themselves dependent upon a Nazi they rescue from the sea into their lifeboat. With the help of a John Steinbeck script and bravura performances from a cast that includes Tallulah Bankhead, Walter Slezak and Hume Cronyn, Hitchcock transforms the cramped confines of the lifeboat into a bigger-than-life battlefield of good and evil. “Lifeboat” is a tour de force only the Master of Suspense - Alfred Hitchcock could have created.

Credits

producer

Kenneth MacGowan

Duration

01:37:00:00

Production places
United States
Production dates
1944

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

35861

Language

English

Audience classification

PG

Subject categories

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Sea in motion pictures

Courtroom, Crime, Espionage & Thrillers

Courtroom, Crime, Espionage & Thrillers → Suspense

Courtroom, Crime, Espionage & Thrillers → Thrillers

Feature films

Feature films → Feature films - United States

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Black and White

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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