Run Silent, Run Deep (1958)
Front Cover Actor Back Cover
Rudy Bond Cullen
Nick Cravat Russo
Brad Dexter Cartwright
Eddie Foy III Lario
Clark Gable Comdr. Richardson
Burt Lancaster Lt. Jim Bledsoe
Mary Laroche Laura
Joe Maross Kohler
Don Rickles Ruby
Jack Warden Mueller
Movie Details
Director Robert Wise
Studio MGM / UA
Language English
Audience Rating NR (Not Rated)
Running Time 93 mins
Country USA
Color Color
The contrasting acting styles of Clark Gable and Burt Lancaster serve to increase the already high tension level of the WW2 drama Run Silent, Run Deep. Gable plays submarine commander "Rich" Richardson, who assumes command of the USS Nerka. Because his previous sub was sunk by the Japanese under highly suspect circumstances, Richardson inspires nothing but animosity from his new crew. Particularly hostile is executive officer Lt. Jim Bledsoe (Burt Lancaster), who'd assumed that he was next in line to command the Nerka. Obsessed with tracking down the Japanese destroyer that sank his old sub, Richardson drives his crew mercilessly, and even disobeys direct orders from his own higher-ups. The Nerka manages to blast the Japanese vessel out of the waters, but in so doing the sub is placed in dire peril in enemy waters. In his desperate efforts to save the Nerka, Richardson at long last wins the respect of Bledsoe and the rest of the crew. Featured in the cast of Run Silent, Run Deep are Burt Lancaster's old circus partner Nick Cravat, and, in his unbilled movie debut, Don Rickles. — Hal Erickson
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Product Details
Format DVD
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio Widescreen 1.85:1 B&W
Standard 1.33:1 B&W
Layers Dual side, Single layer
UPC 027616750020
Chapters 32
Release Date 8/14/2001
Subtitles English; French
Packaging Keep Case
Audio Tracks ENGLISH: Dolby Digital Stereo
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
Extra Features
Black & White Closed-captioned Widescreen