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Lifeboat (11-Jan-1944)

Director: Alfred Hitchcock

Writers: John Steinbeck; Jo Swerling

Music: Hugo W. Friedhofer

Producers: Alfred Hitchcock; Kenneth Macgowan

Keywords: Drama, WWII, Nazis

A German U-Boat sinks an Allied freighter, survivors rescued into a lifeboat by unlikely socialite Constance Porter. Among those saved is Willy, the U-Boat captain whose submarine was also sunk in the explosion; he is by far the most capable of the group. The entirety of Lifeboat takes place in one setting, the 26-foot boat. Received Oscar nominations for Best Director, Best Screenplay and Best Cinematography.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Mary Anderson
3-Apr-1920 6-Apr-2014 Lifeboat
Heather Angel
9-Feb-1909 13-Dec-1986 Lifeboat
Tallulah Bankhead
31-Jan-1902 12-Dec-1968 Lifeboat
William Bendix
14-Jan-1906 14-Dec-1964 The Life of Riley
Hume Cronyn
18-Jul-1911 15-Jun-2003 Cocoon
John Hodiak
14-Apr-1914 19-Oct-1955 Lifeboat
Henry Hull
3-Oct-1890 8-Mar-1977 Werewolf of London
Canada Lee
3-Mar-1907 9-May-1952 Cry, the Beloved Country
Walter Slezak
3-May-1902 21-Apr-1983 Hitchcock's Lifeboat


Tallulah Bankhead   ...   Constance Porter (magazine writer)
William Bendix   ...   Gus Smith (stoker)
Walter Slezak   ...   Willy (U-Boat captain)
Mary Anderson   ...   Alice MacKenzie (nurse)
John Hodiak   ...   John Kovac (seaman)
Henry Hull   ...   Charles D. Rittenhouse ("Ritt", businessman)
Heather Angel   ...   Mrs. Higley
Hume Cronyn   ...   Stanley Garrett ("Sparks", radio operator)
Canada Lee   ...   George Spencer ("Joe", steward)


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