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      The Atomic Submarine

      Released Nov 29, 1959 1h 12m Sci-Fi Mystery & Thriller List
      Reviews 27% Audience Score 250+ Ratings When several ships transporting goods across the North Pole vanish, Cmdr. Wendover (Dick Foran) is charged to find the cause. Along with Lt. Cmdr. "Reef" Holloway (Arthur Franz), Wendover takes his submarine and crew to the location of the disappearances, where they discover an underwater saucer. After realizing that the ship is an alien spacecraft, they attack, but without success. It is left to Holloway and Dr. Neilson (Brett Halsey) to man a smaller submarine and board the alien ship. Read More Read Less Watch on Prime Video Stream Now

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      Dennis Schwartz Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews Drags until coming alive in the last act. Rated: B- May 3, 2016 Full Review Rob Humanick Suite101.com There's so much going on in the shoestring gem that is The Atomic Submarine that it seems only incidentally science fiction. Rated: 5/5 Oct 13, 2011 Full Review Mark Bourne DVDJournal.com Even for a meager exploitation film, The Atomic Submarine isn't anything to brag about. Mar 5, 2007 Full Review Read all reviews

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      robert p A very well made movie for the 50's era, where people were making sci-fi and horror movies at a dime a dozen. This movie is now a Criterion Collection and thus that means the Criterion people thought this was worth saving!!! Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member Make Blobbo doze better than sleeping pill. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 01/17/23 Full Review Audience Member Not crazy enough to be worth the time. Rated 1 out of 5 stars 01/13/23 Full Review Audience Member This film has vivid, obtuse visuals, interesting use of effects, and a great final battle between the sentient alien overlord and the submarine crew. Though a lot of this film drags, it more than makes up for it with great visuals and ideas. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/11/23 Full Review Audience Member Low-budget thriller with some interesting concepts--Another Black and White Sci-Fi Romp from '59!! Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/22/23 Full Review Audience Member One of those standard 50's sci-fi monster flicks. And while the models were pretty well done, my mind would often reject the reality they were trying to create just because the scale seemed off. Either that, or the submarine was the most roomy submarine ever created . . . Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/20/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Synopsis When several ships transporting goods across the North Pole vanish, Cmdr. Wendover (Dick Foran) is charged to find the cause. Along with Lt. Cmdr. "Reef" Holloway (Arthur Franz), Wendover takes his submarine and crew to the location of the disappearances, where they discover an underwater saucer. After realizing that the ship is an alien spacecraft, they attack, but without success. It is left to Holloway and Dr. Neilson (Brett Halsey) to man a smaller submarine and board the alien ship.
      Director
      Spencer Gordon Bennet
      Producer
      Alex Gordon, Henry Schrage
      Screenwriter
      Orville H. Hampton
      Distributor
      Allied Artists Pictures
      Production Co
      Gorham Productions
      Genre
      Sci-Fi, Mystery & Thriller
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Nov 29, 1959, Original
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Nov 18, 2016
      Runtime
      1h 12m
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