Lifeboat, Blu-ray with DVD - Double Play

Lifeboat [Blu-ray with DVD - Double Play]

Based on a story by John Steinbeck

Directed by Alfred Hitchcock
Starring William Yetter Jr

Format:
Blu-ray with DVD - Double Play 
Distributor:
Eureka 
Release date:
23 April 2012 
Category:
Classic 
EAN:
5060000700404 
Catalogue number:
EKA70040 
Language:
English 
Country of origin
United States of America 
Colour:
B/W 
Region codes:
B|2 
Certificate
PG

Description

World War Two drama from Alfred Hitchcock following the tensions that arise in a lifeboat filled with the survivors of a torpedoed passenger ship. Among those seeking refuge on the lifeboat are fashion journalist Connie Porthead (Tallulah Bankhead), tycoon Rittenhouse (Henry Hull), seaman Kovak (John Hodiak), injured stoker Gus (William Bendix), radio operator Stanley Garrett (Hume Cronyn) and a nurse, Alice (Mary Anderson). Their numbers are swelled further when a German, Willy (Walter Slezak), from the U-Boat responsible for the bombing is also taken on board. Slowly and subtly, the new arrival begins to influence the actions of his fellow passengers, manipulating each situation in order to manoeuvre the craft towards a rendezvous with his own people. Hitchcock was nominated for an Oscar for his work on the film, along with writer John Steinbeck.

Also by Alfred Hitchcock, William Yetter Jr and Canada Lee

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