Run Silent Run Deep

Synopsis: The captain of a submarine sunk by the Japanese during WWII is finally given a chance to skipper another sub after a year of working a desk job. His singleminded determination for revenge against the destroyer that sunk his previous vessel puts his new crew in unneccessary danger.
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Director(s): Robert Wise
Production: United Artists
  1 nomination.
Rotten Tomatoes:
93 min

(radar bleeps)

Setup on leading freighter.

(speaking in Japanese)


- Mark?

- 1-5-0-0.

tubes 1 and 2. Stand by.

Open outer doors, 1 and 2. Stand by.

Open outer doors on 1 and 2. Stand by.

Firing two fish forward. Watch your depth.

Two degrees down bubble. Hold her at 60.

- Outer doors open on 1 and 2, sir.

- Final bearing.

- Mark.

- 3-2-0.

- Set.

- Fire 1.

Fire 1.

- 1 is fired, sir.

- Fire 2.

Fire 2.

- 2 is fired, sir.

- Time on that first torpedo.

Should hit in about 42 seconds, sir.

Crash-dive! 300 feet! All ahead full!

Destroyer coming in fast!

Rig for depth charge! Silent running!

- (siren)

- Dive!


Better hold on to these reports

to Admiral Bowers, sir.

- Why?

- His car had a flat tyre this morning.

Right rear. He's fit to be tied.

- Send 'em tomorrow.

- Yes, sir.

Captain Field's a little touchy

this morning, too.

Oh? Another flat tyre?

Almost the same thing. His wife.

They had a quarrel last night.

- Oh, that.

- I'm ready for action.

Passing up the decoy, sir. In position.

Heading straight on towards the Akikaze.

- Stand by to dive.

- Aye aye, sir.

Range 1800.

Akikaze bearing down on us, bow on.

- Clear the bridge. Dive.

- Dive. Ready to shoot in 25 seconds.

Bearing. Mark.


Fire 1.

Torpedo running hot, straight and normal.

You sunk him again, sir.

That makes 200 times

you've sunk Bungo Pete in...

...200 days.

- He only sunk you once!

- Just once.

But it wasn't on a desk.

Where do you get all these things?

- Oh, tables, desks.

- Mueller, you're a thief.

I'm a collector, sir.

Bungo Pete! Let's put him

next to his Akikaze destroyer.

The unknown factor.

The sea dragon of Area 7.

There's nothing superhuman

about him or the area!

Too bad they'll never give you

another chance in that area.

Four submarines sunk

in the Bungo Straits...

...and they keep you behind a desk

for something they can't even figure out!

How many subs? You said four, I think.

- Yes, sir.

- The count was three a month ago.

It's only scuttlebutt, but the word's

around that the last boat sent out...

...was lost three days ago.

Get these things outta here!


...when's the next sub due in?

Two weeks, sir. The Nerka.

Her skipper was wounded, but

the Executive Officer's due to take over.

- He qualified for command?

- Yes, sir.

- They'll send her out to 7.

- I suppose so.

Get the Chief of Staff on the phone.

Tell him I'm coming over.

(# "Anchors Aweigh")

(PA) Executive Officer to duty section.

Now hear this.

The repair crew will take over at 1300.

Duty section will stand by

with the repair list.

You beach boys who'll be checking in

at the Royal Hawaiian Hotel...

...the hotel does not have a repair crew.

So have fun,

but keep the damage to a minimum.

Break it up, break it up!

Russo, Cullen, break it up! I...

For the next captain of the Nerka, sir.

What we mean to say, Mr Bledsoe...


(all) Good luck, sir.

- So this is the way we start! Bribery!

- Don't know what you mean, sir!

Next it'll be special privileges!

Sunbathing, two-hour watches.

A sunburned crew is a happy crew!

An old Navy axiom!

That you just made up!

Thanks a lot, men. Don't any of you

get the idea I can be had!

- It never entered our heads!

- I'll bet!

- Go on, try it on, sir!

- You'll look very sharp in that rig!

- See you a moment, Bledsoe?

- Yes, sir.

Uh, we were just leaving, Captain.

I said we were leaving!

It's... sort of a gift, sir. The men, they...

It's all right. Never mind.

- Any milk left in the galley?

- Yes, sir.

- Oh, it's powdered, sir.

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John Gay

John Gay (30 June 1685 – 4 December 1732) was an English poet and dramatist and member of the Scriblerus Club. He is best remembered for The Beggar's Opera (1728), a ballad opera. The characters, including Captain Macheath and Polly Peachum, became household names. more…

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