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Thumbnail for Lifeboat (1944) Lifeboat (1944)

Basics Critics:77Viewers:71Rusty:76
Category: Action/Adventure, Drama, WarNotable as: DramaSub-Category: War film, Film adaptation, Ensemble Film, Adventure Film, DramaMain subject: World War II, seamanshipRuntime: 96 minutesLanguage: English, GermanCountry: United StatesDirector: Alfred HitchcockScreenwriter: Jo Swerling, John Steinbeck, Ben HechtMusic: Hugo FriedhoferCinematography: Glen MacWilliamsStars: Tallulah Bankhead, William Bendix, Walter Slezak, Mary Anderson, Henry Hull, John Hodiak, Heather Angel, Hume Cronyn, Canada Lee, William Yetter Jr.Producer: Kenneth MacgowanAward nominations: Academy Award for Best Cinematography, Black-and-White (Glen MacWilliams)
Academy Award for Best Director (Alfred Hitchcock)
Academy Award for Best Story (John Steinbeck)
Award details: (details at IMDb)

Lifeboat is an American film directed by Alfred Hitchcock from a story by John Steinbeck. The film stars Tallulah Bankhead with William Bendix. Also in the cast are Walter Slezak, Mary Anderson and John Hodiak. Additional roles in the boat were from Henry Hull, Heather Angel, Hume Cronyn, and Canada Lee. It is set entirely on a lifeboat during World War II. The film is the first in Hitchcock's "limited-setting" films, the others being Rope, Dial M for Murder, and Rear Window. The film received Academy Award nominations for Best Director, Best Original Story and Best Cinematography - Black and White.

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