Run Silent Run Deep war movie
Run Silent Run Deep war movie

Run Silent Run Deep (1958, United States)

Categories: navy moviessubmarine movies

Running time: 95 minutes

Language: English

New captain is appointed to take over submarine USS Nerka. The crew is disappointed with that decision, they were hoping that Lieutenant Jim Bledsoe, who was second in command, would be promoted. Bledsoe is angry too, especially when he discovers that his new captain will be someone who wasn’t in active service for months. Commander P.J. Richardson, the new captain, was chosen for a reason - he was commanding a submarine that was sunk in a Bungo Straits (a channel between Japanese islands of Kyushu and Shikoku) and was appointed as more experienced officer.

During the patrol Richardson pushes the crew to the limits by ordering constant drills to cut down the time of submerging the boat. Bledsoe has to stop crewmembers from revolting, but when he finds out that Richardson is planning to go to Bungo Straits and sink the destroyer nicknamed Bungo Pete responsible for sinking several American submarines (including Richardson’s sub few months ago) he also starts to doubt in new captain.

Just like in few other American submarine movies the level of relism in Run Silent Run Deep is rather low and the conflict between Richardson and Bledsoe is the main part of the movie. But to be honest it doesn’t really lower the value of the film - good cast and interesting plot won’t disappont the viewers.

Our rating


Film value

7 / 10

Realism factor

2 / 5

Adventure factor

3 / 5

Historical accuracy

1 / 5

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Creators of Run Silent Run Deep

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Robert Wise


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John Gay


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Edward L. Beach


Cast of Run Silent Run Deep

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Clark Gable

as Commander Richardson

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Burt Lancaster

as Lieutenant Jim Bledsoe

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Brad Dexter

as Ensign Cartwright

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Don Rickles

as Quartermaster Ruby

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Nick Cravat

as Russo

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Jack Warden

as Yeoman Mueller

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Events depicted in Run Silent Run Deep

World War II (1936-1945)

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