Run Silent, Run Deep (1958)
Run Silent, Run Deep
Directed by Robert Wise
Clark Gable as Cmdr. 'Rich' Richardson
Burt Lancaster as Lt. Jim Bledsoe
Jack Warden as Yeoman 1st Class Mueller
Brad Dexter as Ensign Gerald Cartwright
Don Rickles as Quartermaster 1st Class Ruby
Nick Cravat as Russo
Joe Maross as Chief Kohler
Mary LaRoche as Laura Richardson
Eddie Foy III as Larto
Rudy Bond as Sonarman 1st Class Cullen
A captain is finally given an opportunity to be in charge of a submarine a year after his previous submarine was defeated by the Japanese during World War II. Excited to leave his desk job, his closed-minded persistence for retribution against the Japanese that defeated him places his new crew in a vulnerable position.
During their first war patrol in the Walrus, they encounter the Japanese destroyer Akikaze, whose skipper, Captain Tateo Nakame (nicknamed "Bungo Pete"), is responsible for a series of sinkings of American submarines in the Bungo Suido, including the USS Nerka, which had been commanded by a close friend.
While listening to Tokyo Rose proclaiming the sinking of their boat, they are mystified how the Japanese were able to identify the crew of the boat. They later realize the Japanese are collecting their garbage. Bledsoe then realizes additionally that the submarine now has a real advantage - the Japanese believe they are sunk and their source of intelligence has ended - and they return to the Bungo Straits to fight the Akikaze destroyer, which the submarine defeats only to be subjected again to a mystery torpedo. Richardson deduces that it was not the Akikaze alone which had been destroying the US submarines but a Japanese submarine working in concert with the destroyer. He orders the boat into a dive just seconds before a Japanese torpedo shoots by. The US submarine then forces its adversary to surface and destroys it. The older submarine skipper thus achieves his revenge. The film ends with Richardson dying from his head injury and being buried at sea.
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Directors: Robert Wise
Actors: Brad Dexter, Clark Gable, Burt Lancaster, Don Rickles, Jack Warden