The Enemy Below

The most amazing saga in the fighting annals of the US Navy!
The Enemy Below
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DVD Features:

  • Subtitles: English, Spanish
  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 37 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released: May 25, 2004
  • Originally Released: 1957
  • Label: 20th Century Fox
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 1.85
  • Audio:
    • Dolby 2.0 Mono - English, French, Spanish
    • Subtitles - Spanish - Optional
  • Additional Release Material:
    • Bonus Footage: "Movietone News"
    • Trailers:
      1. Theatrical Trailer
      2. "Fox War Classics"

Performers, Cast and Crew:

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Directed by
Edited by
Screenwriting by
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Art Direction by
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Major Awards:

Academy Awards 1957 - Best Special Effects

Entertainment Reviews:


Total Count: 6


User Ratings: 4,611
Rating: 4/5 -- 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. Full Review
Sarasota Herald-Tribune
Mar 14, 2011
...The Oscar winner for special effects -- which anticipates DAS BOOT -- is one of the best...
USA Today
Nov 12, 1993
Rating: B+ -- 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. Full Review
Jan 28, 2012
There's considerable tension in this war-at-sea drama... Full Review
Maclean's Magazine
Dec 2, 2019

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Robert Mitchum and Curt Jurgens star in this gripping World War II drama about an American destroyer and a German U-boat stalking each other at sea. As both men try to outthink and outmaneuver each other, the chase becomes a deadly chess game in which any mistake can bring instant defeat and death. Winner of the 1957 Academy Award for Best Special Effects, The Enemy Below marked the directorial debut of actor Dick Powell.

Product Description:

It's Robert Mitchum vs. Curt Jurgens as the commanders of an American destroyer and a German U-boat play a deadly game of cat and mouse. Noted for its underwater effects. THE ENEMY BELOW was directed by musical comedy star Dick Powell, who became a producer/director for feature films and for Four Star Television.


Production Notes:

  • Shot in CinemaScope.
  • Additional cast: Alan Dexter (Mackeson); Jeff Daley (Corky); David Bair (Ellis); Joe Di Reda (Robbins); Ralph Manza (Lieutenant Bonelli).

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Enemy Below Movie Lover: from Paradise, CA US -- February, 23, 2008

Outstanding! Great story, great acting!

Product Info

  • Sales Rank: 5,167
  • UPC: 024543115519
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
  • International Shipping: 1 item

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