Run Silent, Run Deep

1958

Run Silent, Run Deep

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The contrasting acting styles of Clark Gable and Burt Lancaster serve to increase the already high tension level of the WW2 drama Run Silent, Run Deep. Gable plays submarine commander "Rich" Richardson, who assumes command of the USS Nerka. Because his previous sub was sunk by the Japanese under highly suspect circumstances, Richardson inspires nothing but animosity from his new crew. Particularly hostile is executive officer Lt. Jim Bledsoe (Burt Lancaster), who'd assumed that he was next in line to command the Nerka. Obsessed with tracking down the Japanese destroyer that sank his old sub, Richardson drives his crew mercilessly, and even disobeys direct orders from his own higher-ups. The Nerka manages to blast the Japanese vessel out of the waters, but in so doing the sub is placed in dire peril in enemy waters. In his desperate efforts to save the Nerka, Richardson at long last wins the respect of Bledsoe and the rest of the crew. Featured in the cast of Run Silent, Run Deep are Burt Lancaster's old circus partner Nick Cravat, and, in his unbilled movie debut, Don Rickles. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

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Clark Gable
as Cmdr. 'Rich' Richardson
Burt Lancaster
as Lt. Jim Bledsoe
Jack Warden
as Mueller
Brad Dexter
as Cartwright
Joe Maross
as Kohler
Rudy Bond
as Cullen
H.M. Wynant
as Hendrix
John Bryant
as Beckman
Ken Lynch
as Frank
John Gibson
as Capt. Blunt
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  • May 11, 2019
    This typical WW2 submarine adventure is only slightly garnished with drama as its top-billed stars bicker onscreen, new kid on the block versus the old school, the crew murmuring "mutiny?" in the background, and that's about it, the whole magilla. Expect the usual submarine movie go-to cliches otherwise.
    Kevin M. W Super Reviewer
  • Sep 05, 2010
    Another boring submarine picture... A good cast, but that's about it.
    Aj V Super Reviewer
  • Jun 03, 2009
    Enjoyable naval adventure starring Clark Gable as a WWII submarine captain who is out for revenge against a Japanese warship that took down the sub Gable was captaining the year before. Some tense moments and, with the exception of some obvious miniatures during the battle sequences, some decent special effects. Right up there with DESTINATION TOKYO and ENEMY BELOW as a quality submarine film.
    Cindy I Super Reviewer
  • Mar 12, 2009
    This movie has Gable and Burt in it so you know it's good. The two Hollywood giants have great chemistry, and it's a shame this is their only collaboration together. Gable is a sub captain who is out for revenge against the Japanese Destroyer that sunk his sub the year before. Burt is his 2nd in command who questions Gable's plans. It's a run of the mill WWII submarine drama, but the performances are so enjoyable that I recommend it.
    cody f Super Reviewer

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