The Enemy Below

The Enemy Below (1957)

The most amazing saga in the fighting annals of the US Navy!

  • Genre: War
  • Release Date: 1957-12-25
  • User Rating: 7.0/10 from 177 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 37min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: 20th Century Fox
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director: Dick Powell
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The crew of the American destroyer escort, the USS Haynes, detects a German U-Boat—resulting in a prolonged, deadly battle of wits.

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  • Robert Mitchum

    as Capt. Murrell
  • Curd Jürgens

    as Kapitän von Stolberg
  • David Hedison

    as Lt. Ware
  • Theodore Bikel

    as Heinie Schwaffer
  • Russell Collins

    as Doctor
  • Kurt Kreuger

    as Von Holem
  • Frank Albertson

    as Lt. J.G. Crain
  • Biff Elliot

    as Quartermaster
  • Michael McHale

    as German Soldier
  • Alan Dexter

    as Lt. Mackeson
  • Joe Di Reda

    as BMSN Robbins
  • Robert Boon

    as Chief Engineer
Writing Wendell Mayes Screenplay
Art Lyle R. Wheeler Art Direction
Sound Leigh Harline Original Music Composer
Camera Harold Rosson Director of Photography
Art Walter M. Scott Set Decoration
Directing Dick Powell Director
Production Dick Powell Producer
Costume & Make-Up Charles LeMaire Costume Design
Costume & Make-Up Ben Nye Makeup Artist
Editing Stuart Gilmore Editor
Art Fay Babcock Set Decoration
Writing D.A. Rayner Novel
Directing Arthur Lueker Assistant Director
Art Albert Hogsett Art Direction
Sound Walter Rossi Sound Effects