The Enemy Below (1957)
Front Cover Actor Back Cover
Frank Albertson C.P.O. Crain
David Bair Ellis (uncredited)
Jimmy Bates QM1 Quiroga (uncredited)
Theodore Bikel Schwaffer
Russell Collins Doctor
Jeff Daley Corky
Alan Dexter Mackeson
Biff Elliot Quartermaster
David Hedison Lt. Ware (Executive Officer [XO]) (as Al Hedison)
Curd Jürgens Von Stolberg
Curt Jurgens
Kurt Kreuger Von Holem
Doug McClure Ensign Merry
Robert Mitchum Capt. Murrell
Movie Details
Genre Action; War; Drama
Director Dick Powell
Producer Dick Powell
Writer Wendell Mayes; D.A. Rayner
Studio 20th Century Fox
Language English
Audience Rating NR (Not Rated)
Running Time 98 mins
Country USA
Color Color
IMDb Rating 7.5
The Enemy Below is a study of submarine warfare from the vantage point of both sides. Robert Mitchum plays the captain of an American destroyer, who despite having lost his family in the war endeavors to let his head rule his heart in combat. Curt Jurgens co-stars as a German U-boat commander, depicted as being as honorable and compassionate as Mitchum. The two men develop a grudging mutual respect as they pursue one another throughout the North Atlantic. Based on a novel by D. A. Rayner, The Enemy Below was the last theatrical film directed by Dick Powell, who hereafter concentrated on his extensive television work. — Hal Erickson
Personal Details
Seen It Yes
Index 422
Collection Status In Collection
Links All Movie Guide
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Product Details
Format DVD
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio Widescreen 2.35:1 Color (Anamorphic)
Layers Single side, Dual layer
UPC 024543115519
Release Date 5/25/2004
Subtitles English; Spanish
Packaging Keep Case
Audio Tracks ENGLISH: Dolby Digital 4.0 [CC]
SPANISH: Dolby Digital 4.0
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
Extra Features
Color Widescreen