Run Silent, Run Deep' Clark Gable(1958), New & Sealed.
WOW! is all I can say. This is the most realistic submarine film of it's day. I don't think anybody equalled this film in this genre until Das Boot was released nearly 30 years later. Clark Gable and Burt Lancaster star in this epic about a submarine and a mission. Others have commented at length on the basic story, so I'll leave that alone. Only a couple of details bothered me. The men were all too clean and well-shaven to be sub sailors. Some of the newer WWII US Subs had air conditioning, so that could explain the cleanliness and lack of condensation in the boat. Still, the entire crew should have been growing beards for the entire length of the cruise. Water was too precious to be used for shaving. The only scene that I felt was unrealistic was one scene in the crew's mess. The space shown is far too large to have been aboard a US Fleet boat. Otherwise, I found the film to be a great depiction of the way life was aboard a US sub during WWII. The acting is superb by the entire cast. This is one of the greats!
Director: Robert Wise
Clark Gable .... Commander Richardson
Burt Lancaster .... Lieutenant Jim Bledsoe
Jack Warden .... Yeoman 1st Class Mueller
Brad Dexter .... Lt.(j.g.) Gerald Cartwright
Don Rickles .... Petty Officer 1st Class Ruby
Nick Cravat .... Russo
Joe Maross .... Chief Kohler
Mary LaRoche .... Laura Richardson
Eddie Foy III .... Larto
Rudy Bond .... Petty Officer 1st Class Cullen
H.M. Wynant .... Corpsman Hendrix
Video: B&W Stardard 1.33:1 / NTSC Format
Audio: Dolby Digital AC-3 / 5.1 Surround Sound
Subtitles: English / Chinese / Korean / Spanish / Portuguese / Indonesian / Thai / None
Coding: All Code System (compatible with almost all DVD players).
Runtime: 93 Mins.