Silent Enemy (1958)





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The Silent Enemy is based on Commander Crabb, a book by Marshall Pugh. This is the true story of young Lieutenant Crabb (Laurence Harvey), who in 1941 arrives in Gilbaltar to learn the rudiments of deep-sea diving. Crabb isn't interested in recreation, however; there's a war on, and it is common knowledge that a band of Italian frogmen have been sabotaging the British naval forces. Without official permission, Crabb and a band of hardy volunteers take on the task of scuttling the enemy's guerilla activities. Silent Enemy is at its best during its underwater sequences, in which both British and Italian frogmen deploy an astonishing variety of deep-sea weaponry. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi
Action & Adventure , Mystery & Suspense
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Laurence Harvey
as Lt. Lionel Crabb
Michael Craig
as Leading Seaman Knowles
Dawn Addams
as Miss Masters
John Clements
as The Admiral
Sidney James
as Chief Petty Officer Thorpe
Arnoldo Foà
as Tomolino
Alec McCowen
as Able Seaman Morgan
Nigel Stock
as Able Seaman Fraser
Ian Whittaker
as Ordinary Seaman Thomas
Massimo Serato
as Forzellini
Raymond Young
as Celloni
Cyril Shaps
as Miguel
Lee Montague
as Miguel's Mate
Terence Longdon
as Lt. Bailey
Alan Webb
as British Consul
John Moffatt
as Driver Volunteer
Sydney King
as Cruiser Captain
Peter Welch II
as Helmsman
Murray Kash
as Tattooed Sailor
Carlo Giustini
as Fellini
Howard Marion-Crawford
as Wing Commander
Brian Oulton
as Holford
Yvonne Romain
as Spanish Girl
Ewen Solon
as Willowdale Captain
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I guiess to start tis is just to say this: If you enjoyed the film, Thunderball then see this If you did not then skip this. The film is about a true man who was a British frogman. The film is not that bad. THe movie was either released in 58 or 59, The VHS sleeve says its 59. This site says 58. A not bad movie. Just a bit too much of emphasizing on an old idea. The acting is good but a bit drawn out. the beginning is good, the middle is then beginning to wear a little thuin, then the ending is what I wanted it to be. I like the underwater fight scenes. well done. some in wet suits and some arent. the Frogmen want to distroy a few ships and they do. I want to know what the director was thinking about. some scenes were bad and some good.

Daniel Bills
Daniel Bills

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