Run Silent Run Deep

Run Silent Run Deep

Robert Wise (1958)

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Our Score
This terse, brilliantly directed study in revenge is one of the best submarine movies ever made - Quentin Tarantino even referred to it as such in his additions to the screenplay of Crimson Tide. Clark Gable stars as the commander who returns to the dreaded Bungo Straits where he had previously lost a sub and his men. Of course, second-in-command Burt Lancaster isn't happy, feeling that he should be in charge, and his reticence and the resentfulness of the crew make for fine drama in a confined space. Former editor Robert Wise - who numbers Citizen Kane among his early work - proves that there's much more to his directorial career than the musicals he tends to be remembered for today, and the opening, pre-title sequence of this film is a classic example of movie storytelling. Even if you don't like the genre, this film merits watching for its star power alone.


A commander aboard a US Navy submarine has a titanic clash of egos with his second in command as the senior officer's obsession with sinking as many enemy vessels as possible, whatever the risk, spirals out of control. Second World War drama, starring Clark Gable, Burt Lancaster, Jack Warden, Brad Dexter and Don Rickles.

Cast & Crew

Commander Richardson Clark Gable
Lieutenant Jim Bledsoe Burt Lancaster
Mueller Jack Warden
Cartwright Brad Dexter
Ruby Don Rickles
Russo Nick Cravat
Kohler Joe Maross
Laura Mary LaRoche
Larto Eddie Foy III
Cullen Rudy Bond
Director Robert Wise
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Other Information

Language: EnglishBlack and whiteAvailable on: video and DVD