Run Silent, Run Deep

Run Silent, Run Deep

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Director: Robert Wise, Clark Gable, Burt Lancaster, Jack Warden

Cast: Robert Wise, Clark Gable, Burt Lancaster, Jack Warden

     
 

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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

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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.

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Run Silent, Run Deep stands out from the glut of late 1950s submarine movies thanks to the intriguing John Gay script, skilled direction by Robert Wise, and the sheer star power of Burt Lancaster and Clark Gable. Wise creates a tense, foreboding atmosphere, heightened by the palpable animosity that the two actors bring to their roles. Lancaster also co-produced the adventure; lesser-regarded examples of the genre include Enemy Below (1957), Hellcats of the Navy (1957), Torpedo Run (1958), and Up Periscope (1959).

Product Details

Release Date:
09/23/2014
UPC:
0738329140021
Original Release:
1958
Rating:
NR
Source:
Kl Studio Classics
Region Code:
A
Time:
1:33:00
Sales rank:
13,197

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Clark Gable Comdr. Richardson
Burt Lancaster Lt. Jim Bledsoe
Jack Warden Mueller
Brad Dexter Cartwright
Don Rickles Ruby
Nick Cravat Russo
Joe Maross Kohler
Mary Laroche Laura
Eddie Foy Lario
Rudy Bond Cullen
H.M. Wynant Hendrix
John Bryant Beckman
Ken Lynch Frank
Joel Fluellen Bragg
Jimmie Bates Jessie
John Gibson Capt. Blunt

Technical Credits
Robert Wise Director
George Boemler Editor
Edward Carrere Art Director
Ross Dowd Set Decoration/Design
Emmett Emerson Asst. Director
John Gay Screenwriter
Arnold A. Gillespie Special Effects
Russell Harlan Cinematographer
Harold Hecht Producer
Fred Lau Sound/Sound Designer
Howard Lydecker Special Effects
Frank Prehoda Makeup
William Schorr Associate Producer
William Schorr Associate Producer
Clifford Stine Special Effects
Franz Waxman Score Composer

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Run Silent, Run Deep 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Suspenseful and great classic
Anonymous More than 1 year ago