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The Phantom Submarine (1941)





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Though the United States still wasn't at war when Phantom Submarine was made, the film emphasizes the importance of "preparedness." Plucky newspaperwoman Madeleine (Anita Louise) is sent to the Panama Canal to get the lowdown on a mysterious enemy submarine that has been bedevilling Allied shipping lanes. Stowing away on a salvage vessel, Madeleine immediately runs afoul of diver Sinclair (Bruce Bennett), who's ostensibly looking for sunken gold off the Carribean. In truth, Sinclair is testing out a diving suit of his own invention, which previously had been rejected by the Navy. Between them, Madeleine and Sinclair manage to discover the purpose behind the "phantom submarine", exposing an Axis spy ring in the process.


Anita Louise
as Madeleine Neilson
Oscar O'Shea
as Capt. Valsar
Pedro de Cordoba
as Henri Jerome
Victor Wong
as Willie Ming
Charles McMurphy
as Second Mate
Harry Strang
as Chief Engineer
Max Barwyn
as Butler
Don Beddoe
as Bartlett
Budd Fine
as Chalon
Eddie Laughton
as Cab Driver
William H. Ruhl
as Lt. Morrissey
Mildred Shay
as Cigarette Girl
Jacques Vanaire
as Headwaiter
Paul Scott
as Assistant Editor
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