Director: Alfred Hitchcock Run Time: 96 min. Rating: NR Release Year: 1944
Starring: Canada Lee, Heather Angel, Henry Hull, Hume Cronyn, John Hodiak, Mary Anderson, Tallulah Bankhead, Walter Slezak, William Bendix
About the film:
Academy Award-nominated for Best Director, Best Original Story, and Best B&W Cinematography.
Several survivors of a torpedoed merchant ship in World War II find themselves in the same lifeboat with one of the U-boat men who sunk it.
Screenplay adapted by Jo Swerling from a story by Nobel prize-winning author John Steinbeck. Lifeboat is the first of Hitchcock’s films exploring a narrative within a confined space, a filmmaking experiment he continues with the claustrophobic apartments in Rope, Dial M for Murder, and Rear Window.Hitchcocktober 2020