Based on a John Steinbeck story and directed by Alfred Hitchcock, this 1944 drama was nominated for three Academy Awards. It centers on the occupants of a lifeboat, all of whom survived a German U-boat attack on a passenger ship in which both vessels were destroyed. The film stars Hollywood legend Tallulah Bankhead as Connie Porter, a wealthy journalist, and William Bendix as Gus, an injured sailor. They and the other survivors all have their own distinct personalities and backgrounds. The interaction among the survivors is the focus of the film. A moral dilemma arises when one of survivors rescued from the water turns out to be the captain of the U-boat that sunk the other ship. See if you can spot Hitchcock’s trademark cameo appearance!
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