Run Silent, Run Deep1958
Run Silent, Run Deep (1958)
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as Cmdr. 'Rich' Richardson
as Lt. Jim Bledsoe
as Capt. Blunt
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Solid WWII drama with two can't-miss stars.
Watch Run Silent, Run Deep. Then watch K:19. Then complain that "They don't make 'em like they used to."
Audience Reviews for Run Silent, Run Deep
This typical WW2 submarine adventure is slightly garnished with drama as its top-billed stars bicker onscreen, the crew murmuring "mutiny!?" in the background, and that's about it. Expect the usual submarine movie go-to' cliches otherwise.
This one started out quite impressive and like many submarine pictures, it tells the story of two generations clashing their bonky heads in a fearsome struggle of command. Having two Hollywood Dinosaurs such as Gable and Lancaster on the bill makes this film worth watching from the get-go, even though Gable's health is already badly shaken in this one and in some scenes you can see him having the jiggies, but what the heck, it is Clark Gable FFS ! The on-screen chemistry works fine, even though they never became anything close to friends when making this film. The thing that let this one down for me is the ending and plot twist, because it returns to the stretch of being something truly unique to your rather average US-American war film (insert cliche ending here). Still, you should not miss it for the two lead performances alone.
Enjoyable naval adventure starring Clark Gable as a WWII submarine captain who is out for revenge against a Japanese warship that took down the sub Gable was captaining the year before. Some tense moments and, with the exception of some obvious miniatures during the battle sequences, some decent special effects. Right up there with DESTINATION TOKYO and ENEMY BELOW as a quality submarine film.
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