Thursday, March 3, 2011


March 5, 3:00 pm


Dir. Alfred Hitchcock (USA: 1944), 97 min

In the Atlantic Ocean a ship and a German U-boat are involved in a battle and both sink, leaving passengers stranded in the ocean on a lifeboat. The passengers on the lifeboat come from a variety of different social and economic backgrounds. Deaths, dehydration, limited supplies and a lack of trust cause problems with the passengers on the small boat. The film stars Tallilah Bankhead, William Bendix, Walter Slezak and Mary Anderson.

In 1944 Tallulah Bankhead won Best Actress at the New York Film Critics Circle Awards. In 1945 the film was nominated for 3 Academy Awards for Best Cinematography (Glen MacWilliams,) Best Director (Alfred Hitchcock) and Best Writing (John Steinbeck.)

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