Hell Below Zero (1954)





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Hell Below Zero was one of several 1950s films made in Britain by Hollywood's Alan Ladd. The star plays Duncan Craig, who signs onto a whaling ship to get the facts behind the death of Judy Nordahl's (Joan Tetzel) father. While on a whaling expedition near Antarctica, Craig becomes suspicious of skipper Erik Bland (Stanley Baker). These suspicions are confirmed when Craig and Judy are targetted for an "accidental" demise in the frigid waters of the Antarctic. The plot never interferes with the action highlights, which under the direction of Mark Robson are well worth the price of admission. Based on a novel by Hammond Innes, Hell Below Zero was, like Ladd's British vehicles Paratrooper and The Black Knight, released in the US by Columbia. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi
Action & Adventure , Drama , Romance
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Sony Pictures Entertainment


Alan Ladd
as Duncan Craig
Stanley Baker
as Erik Bland
Joan Tetzel
as Judie Nordhal
Joseph Tomelty
as Capt. McPhee
Niall MacGinnis
as Dr. Howe
Jill Bennett II
as Gerda Peterson
Peter Dyneley
as Miller
Susan Rayne
as Kathleen
Philo Hauser
as Sandeborg
Ivan Craig
as Larsen
Paddy Ryan
as Manders
Cyril Chamberlain
as Factory Ship Radio Operator
Paul Homer
as Radio Operator
John Witty
as Martens
Brandon Toomey
as Christiansen
Genine Graham
as Stewardess
Basil Cunard
as Office Manager
Fred Griffiths
as Drunken Sailor
John Warren
as Hotel Receptionist
Philip Ray
as Capt. Petersen
Paul Connell
as Svensen
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Full Review… | January 30, 2011
New York Times
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The pace is sea sickening slow and the adventure tale remains incomprehensible.

Full Review… | July 24, 2014
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