The Enemy Below
The Enemy Below (1957)

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… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: December 25, 1957
DVD Release Date: May 25, 2004
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Critic Score: 80% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Emanuel Levy

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.

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Christopher Lloyd
Sarasota Herald-Tribune

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.

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Flixster Audience Score: 88% Flixster User Reviews
jay nixon
Two fine actors Mitchum and Jurgens make this worth watching.
Mark K
One of the better films made about submarine and anti-submarine warfare, The Enemy Below takes a unique dual view of the action. It's basically a duel… More
Cindy I
A real nail-biter of a film about a naval destroyer, captained by Robert Mitchum, playing cat and mouse during WWII with a German U-Boat, captained by Curt… More
Barry Lappin
Brilliant. Love the underse death aspect.
Randy Tippy
It's Curd Jürgens vs. Robert Mitchum in this technically accurate battle of wits. An American destroyer stalks a German U-boat across the South Atlantic.… More

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