The Enemy Below – One of the best war movies ever

The Enemy Below is a 1957 DeLuxe Color war film in CinemaScope, which tells the story of the battle between an American destroyer escort and a German U-boat during World War II. The movie stars Robert Mitchum and Curt Jürgens as the American and German commanding officers, respectively, and was directed and produced by Dick Powell. The film was based on a novel by Denys Rayner, a British naval officer involved in anti-submarine warfare throughout the Battle of the Atlantic.

For the audible effects, Walter Rossi received the 1958 Academy Award for Best Special Effects.

 

1 thought on “The Enemy Below – One of the best war movies ever

  1. Fergus

    Its a great movie but my only quibble is that it shows the sub as an spotless warship rather than as my father told me subs actually were, “oily, grimmy, smelly, pig boats, where water was at a premium.”

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