Hell and High Water (1954)

Director
Samuel Fuller

Main cast
Richard Widmark; Bella Darvi; Victor Francen; Cameron Mitchell; Gene Evans

Genres
Action, Thriller, War

Description
A privately-financed scientist and his colleagues hire an ex-Navy officer to conduct an Alaskan submarine expedition in order to prevent a Red Chinese anti-American plot that may lead to World War III. Mixes deviously plotted schoolboy fiction with submarine spectacle and cold war heroics.


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