Lifeboat (1944) DVD9
"Lifeboat," written by John Steinbeck, is a character-driven story that is masterfully directed by Alfred Hitchcock, who weaves a terrific and timeless tale that delves into the human psyche. Centering on a group of individuals trapped in a lifeboat on the open sea, after their cruise ship had been torpedoed by a Nazi U-Boat during World War II. The survivors on board make up an average sampling of society, from wealthy and posh to common blue collar individuals, even a former thief, who all share the common goal of basic survival. Shortly after the group gathers into the lifeboat, they are joined by an unknown individual who appears at the side of the boat seeking rescue. Once the stranger is welcomed aboard, he is quickly identified as none other than the captain of the Nazi U-Boat that sunk their cruise ship. Confrontations between class and race all play a factor as the survivors endure mental and physical strains of having limited food and water supply and dealing with the elements of the open sea, while trying to decide if they can trust the former member of the U-Boat to utilize his seaworthiness to lead them to safety and not an enemy supply ship.

DVD9 | PAL 4:3 | 01:33:32 | 7.59 Gb + 3% rec
Language: English, Russian
Subtitles: English, Russian
Genre: Drama, Thriller, War

Director: Alfred Hitchcock
Actors: Tallulah Bankhead, John Hodiak, Walter Slezak, William Bendix, Mary Anderson, Henry Hull

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