The Enemy Below

Synopsis: During World War II, the USS Haynes, an American destroyer escort discovers a German U-boat in the South Atlantic. A deadly duel between the two ships ensues, and Captain Murrell must draw upon all his experience to defeat the equally experienced German commander.
Director(s): Dick Powell
Production: Fox
  Won 1 Oscar. Another 2 wins & 3 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
98 min

Kid, couldn't you have indicated clubs?

Then I could have gone to no-trump.

We are going down again. And doubled.

Sorry, sir.

All right.

- Your lead, Mackeson.

- Now hear this.

Lay before the mast

all eight o'clock reports.

Darken ship. The smoking lamp

is out on all weather decks.

We'll slow her down a little.

All engines ahead two-thirds.

Bridge, Radar. I've got a spook.

- Radar contact, Mr. Ware.

- What?

- Radar contact.

- Good heavens.

- Bridge, aye?

- Definite spook, sir.

- Strong enough to plot?

- Range:
12,000 off the starboard bow.

- Get on the plot, Mackeson.

- Captain, aye.

Radar reports a contact

off starboard bow, sir.

- Run a plot on it.

- Plot's working, sir.

- Then head for the target.

- Aye aye, sir.

- Zigzag, sir?

- What would you say, mister?

Me? Well, negative zigzag, sir.

Give the plot a chance to steady on.

That's right, mister.

- Give me that again, Radar.

- Did you get it?

Estimated target's course 140,

speed ten knots, bearing 124 true.

Bring her around to 124.

All engines ahead flank.

- Can't seem to make up his mind.

- Maybe he wants to see if I'm awake.

- What's the rush? - I don't know,

but we're sure juicin' it up.

What's the word?

Radar's got somethin'.

We're going after it.

- What's up?

- He says they got a bogey.

Hurry. Come on, wake up.

- We're going after it.

- You don't wanna miss it.


Gangway, please.

I was here first. Gangway yourself.

Excuse me, sir.

Break it up. Let the captain in.

- What's all the crowd about, sailor?

- Well, sir,

I guess we don't get much excitement

aboard this ship.

- Keep your seat. What's your name?

- Andrews, sir.

- What do you make of it?

- I don't know, Captain.

- Our speed's rattling the set.

- Guess. You're the operator.

It's doing ten knots.

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Wendell Mayes

Wendell Curran Mayes (July 21, 1919 – March 28, 1992) was a Hollywood screenwriter. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018


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