The Enemy Below
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The Enemy Below is a study of submarine warfare from the vantage point of both sides. Robert Mitchum plays the captain of an American destroyer, who despite having lost his family in the war endeavors to let his head rule his heart in combat. Curt Jurgens co-stars as a German U-boat commander, depicted as being as honorable and compassionate as Mitchum. The two men develop a grudging mutual respect as they pursue one another throughout the North Atlantic. Based on a novel by D. A. Rayner, The Enemy Below was the last theatrical film directed by Dick Powell, who hereafter concentrated on his… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 80%

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"This WWII drama, centering on the suspenseful warfare between rival sumarine officers, German (Curt Jurgens) and American (Robert Mitchum, deservedly won the Special Effects Oscar."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"While recognizing that it's not any sort of great piece of acting by Robert Mitchum or a searing portrait of war, if one accepts The Enemy Below as an action-filled war movie, it's thoroughly entertaining stuff."
‑ Christopher Lloyd, Sarasota Herald-Tribune
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