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.