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Fighting On Film: The Enemy Below (1957)

This week we take a look at the Dick Powell-directed naval thriller ‘The Enemy Below’. Starring Robert Mitchum as the commander of a destroyer hunting Curt Jürgens’ U-Boat during a cat and mouse battle. Tension ramps as the captain pit their wits against one another. Based on a novel by based on the 1956 novel by Denys Rayner, a Royal Navy veteran of the Battle of the Atlantic, The Enemy Below is an engaging classic of the naval war film genre with some strong performances from its leading men and Oscar winning special effects.

Running Order:
00:00 – Intro
01:00 – Announcements
01:50 – Cast
08:25 – Production
11:00 – Contemporary Review
13:25 – One Word Reviews
14:10 – The Star Trek Connection
15:00 – Plot
31:00 – Ally Tally
36:20 – Favourite Scenes
44:00 – Final Thoughts
49:10 – Outro

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