Lifeboat Poster

Release Date: January 28th, 1944

DVD Release Date: October 18th, 2005

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 36 min

Plot Summary
In this tense Alfred Hitchcock thriller, based on a John Steinbeck novella, American and British civilians who have survived the sinking of their ship by a German submarine struggle to reach land in a crowded lifeboat. When a German officer (Walter Slezak) is rescued from the water, the group allows him to board, but his presence only increases the tensions on the boat. Soon treachery ensues, and the population of the vessel gradually decreases as conflicts come to a head.

Cast: Tallulah Bankhead, William Bendix, Walter Slezak, Mary Anderson, John Hodiak, Henry Hull, Heather Angel, Hume Cronyn

Director: Alfred Hitchcock

Genres: Drama

Production Co: 20th Century Fox

Keywords: Rescue, Tense, Survival, 1940s, Deception, Emotional, Quest


Nominated Directing
Nominated Writing (Original Motion Picture Story)
Nominated Cinematography (Black-and-White)