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Lifeboat (1944)

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.

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