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28 Ratings

The Enemy Below

Directed by Dick Powell
United States, 1957
War, Action, Adventure


In this World War II film, Robert Mitchum and Curt Jurgens are two captains with extraordinary abilities who each command a vessel during the Battle of the Atlantic.

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The Enemy Below Directed by Dick Powell

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

1958 | Winner: Best Effects, Special Effects

National Board of Review

1957 | Winner: Top Ten Films

BAFTA Awards

1959 | Nominee: Best Foreign Actor

Critics reviews

Even in a minor war film like The Enemy Below (1957), Mitchum’s moves as the navy captain who outsmarts a German submarine commander are so unforced you’d never know he was the same guy who could play the sociopath in Cape Fear (1962), not to mention the crazed preacher in The Night of the Hunter(1955).
September 29, 2017
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