Run Silent Run Deep [Region 2]
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Lancaster plays the newly appointed captain of the submarine, Gable plays a desk bound officer who'd had his ship shot out from under him a year earlier and wrangles a command on Lancaster's sub.
Any movie starring Lancaster and Gable (which gratefully acknowledges the cooperation of the United States Navy) is going to take a potentially explosive chain-of-command conflict less seriously than will its audience. Something has to keep us glued to our seats between the "Dive! Dive!" and "Fire torpedo two" scenes. Where would we be without a grumbling crew - Is the new captain a hero? What's up with all these diving drills? - and a covey of junior officers muttering mutiny?
Without its plot contrivances there'd be a whole lot of placid cooperation where a movie's supposed to be. Besides, Lancaster needs a chance to prove (or disprove) that loyalty and devotion to duty beats a stronger tattoo in a seaman's heart than does the rank call of personal ambition (the assistance of the US Navy in leading us to this insight is gratefully acknowledged.)
Considering this movie's reputation, and the resume of its major contributions, I was a little surprised that the plot was so predictable and the ending so abrupt and seemingly tacked on. The scale-models subs and ships seen in battle scenes are acceptable, quite good for the time, actually, even though they probably won't convince many modern viewers.
Although flawed and dated, RUN SILENT, RUN DEEP remains a very good war movie, and is quite enjoyable.
Clark Gable and Burt Lancaster are both excellent as the battling officers aboard the sub. The movie boasts an excellent supporting cast that includes Jack Warden, Brad Dexter, Nick Cravat, and Don Rickles, all who do very good jobs with their roles. However, Gable, in a later role, and Lancaster steal many of the scenes they are in together. The DVD is well worth it with a booklet included and also widescreen and full screen options for viewing. This is a great movie for fans of WWII action flicks! It is often obvious how this movie influenced later submarine movies in the genre. Go and check out this movie!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Great picture. I like the old classics. Great action and drama, plus a mysterious sound.Published 1 month ago by SJHOP
Ooga ooga Dive dive. A blast from the past movie for us; and we'd worn out the VHS.Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
Another classic entertainment with story and " Acting " . Hollywood my just want to go back too that practice if they want MY money !. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Man of Carbon
It was great to see this movie again. I haven't seen it in years but it still holds up.Published 1 month ago by Rob
Blu-ray upgrade of this good WWII submarine drama from Kino Lorber has the theatrical trailer as a bonus.Published 2 months ago by Quiet Knight
This was another movie that I had an old tape of -- nice to see it on DVD,Published 2 months ago by Pam Wiedenbeck
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