Hell and High Water
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Hell and High Water brings an intriguing Cold War slant to a standard submarine melodrama. Richard Widmark plays a soldier-of-fortune sub commander who agrees to sell his services to noted atomic scientist Victor Francen and his assistant (and daughter) Bella Darvi. Francen intends to prove that the Communists intend to launch a nuclear attack on Korea from an Arctic island, then blame the attack on the United States. Widmark frankly doesn't give a fig about politics, but he is won over by the sincerity of Francen and his idealistic cohorts, and by the beauty of Ms. Darvi. Before the… More

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Hell and High Water more than holds its own with such other all-business '50s naval flicks as The Enemy Below and Run Silent Run Deep."
‑ Fernando F. Croce, Slant Magazine
"This is a tepid film by Sam Fuller standards, but still has enough salt in it to burn."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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