- Original title
- Running time
- 96 min.
- United States
Jo Swerling (Story: John Steinbeck)
Glen MacWilliams (B&W)
20th Century Fox
Mystery | Survival Film. II World War
- Movie Groups
John Steinbeck Adaptations
- Synopsis / Plot
- In the Atlantic during WWII, a ship and a German U-boat are involved in a battle and both are sunk. The survivors from the ship gather in one of the boats. They are from a variety of backgrounds: an international journalist, a rich businessman, the radio operator, a nurse, a steward, a sailor and an engineer with communist tendencies. Trouble starts when they pull a man out of the water who turns out to be from the U-boat.
: 3 Nominations for Oscar: Best Director, Cinematography (B&W), Story
: New York Film Critics Circle: Best Actress (Tallulah Bankhead)
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