Synopsis: In the Atlantic during WWII, a ship and a German U-boat are involved in a battle and both are sunk. The survivors from the ship gather in one of the boats. They are from a variety of backgrounds: an international journalist, a rich businessman, the radio operator, a nurse, a steward, a sailor and an engineer with communist tendencies. Trouble starts when they pull a man out of the water who turns out to be from the U-boat.
Genre: Drama, War
Director(s): Alfred Hitchcock
Production: 20th Century Fox
  Nominated for 3 Oscars. Another 2 wins.
Rotten Tomatoes:
97 min

- Do you think we'll stay afloat?

- f the buoyancy tanks are okay, she'll float...

even if we're waterlogged.

Well, I see you've even managed

to get some of your luggage aboard.

- Just the bare necessities.

- Uh, look at that.

Six full boxes, and

I had to grab this one.

Don't cry, my pet.

It'll last until we're picked up. I hope.

- First shell must have done for the skipper.

- And most of the gun crew.

What happened to the woman

with the baby?

See if you can

find a first-aid kit.

I thought everybody was killed.

I never expected to see you alive.

You know I'm practically

immortal, Ritt.

l... I thought I was done for. See,

we were playing poker in the saloon...

Now, how do you get this thing off?

Here's the first-aid kit.

It's been pretty well smashed up.

Oh. I need something

to cover him up with.

Let me have that blanket, please.

Bandages, please.

Well, share and share

alike, I always say.

- Lie down, please.

- What for?

You'll be more comfortable.

I wanna take a look at your leg.

Oh, well, okay, babe. Maybe you'll

let me return the compliment someday.

- Shh. Lie down, please.

- think it's got a hunk of slug in it.

Yes, sir.

It was the biggest pot of the game...

but believe you me, I never

even stopped to collect it.

- That pot went to DavyJones.

- Well, not all of it.

- Here's 20 bucks Mr. Jones didn't get.

- Well, it's yours.

- t was floating in the water.

- Well, keep it.

No, go on. I insist.

It's probably legitimate as salvage.

- You one of the crew, son?

- Black gang. Oiler. Name's Kovac.

- Kovac, eh? My name's Rittenhouse.

- Glad to...

- Rittenhouse?

- That's right.

- C.J. Rittenhouse?

- C.J. Rittenhouse.

- Junior.

- Here.

- Are you sure there's no sulfanilamide left in the kit?

- 'Fraid not.

- Hurt?

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John Steinbeck

John Ernst Steinbeck Jr. (; February 27, 1902 – December 20, 1968) was an American author. He won the 1962 Nobel Prize in Literature "for his realistic and imaginative writings, combining as they do sympathetic humour and keen social perception." He has been called "a giant of American letters," and many of his works are considered classics of Western literature.During his writing career, he authored 27 books, including 16 novels, six non-fiction books, and two collections of short stories. He is widely known for the comic novels Tortilla Flat (1935) and Cannery Row (1945), the multi-generation epic East of Eden (1952), and the novellas Of Mice and Men (1937) and The Red Pony (1937). The Pulitzer Prize-winning The Grapes of Wrath (1939) is considered Steinbeck's masterpiece and part of the American literary canon. In the first 75 years after it was published, it sold 14 million copies.Most of Steinbeck's work is set in central California, particularly in the Salinas Valley and the California Coast Ranges region. His works frequently explored the themes of fate and injustice, especially as applied to downtrodden or everyman protagonists. more…

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