Hell and High Water 54 (1954)
|Richard Widmark "is tops" (L.A. Daily News) in this "rip-roaring adventure" (Variety) that unfolds beneath the icy waves of the Artic. "Packed with action - on land, sea and air" (Cue), Hell and High Water is "thrilling...intriguing" (The Hollywood Reporter), and one hell of a blast!|
Hired by a secret group of scientists and ex-military men, retired submarine commander Adam Jones (Widmark) takes to the helm again on a mission to investigate a possible communist nuclear base on an island in the Arctic. But danger lurks in the deep for Jones' crew, and the closer they get to their destination, the deeper their predicament gets. Hostile subs and tensions on board are only the beginning as Jones discovers that this mission isn't what it seems, and the real danger of atomic war comes from closer than he ever imagined.
"Tense and exciting! A mighty entertaining action feature. Variety
Editor's NoteSamuel Fuller's HELL AND HIGH WATER is a superior war flick that takes place as the globe reaches the brink of World War III. Richard Widmark is placed in charge of a mission to Japan, where it is believed Communist troops are about to pull the trigger and obliterate civilization.
|Alfred Newman - Original Music By|
|David Hempstead - Based On Story By|
|James B. Clark - Editor|
|Jesse Lasky, Jr. - Screenplay|
|Joseph MacDonald - Cinematographer|
|Leland Fuller - Art Director|
|Lyle R. Wheeler - Art Director|
|Raymond A. Klune - Producer|
|Samuel Fuller - Director|
|Samuel Fuller - Screenplay|
|Oscar, Hell and High Water, Best Effects, Special Effects|