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John Sturges directs, with customary deliberateness; at times the movie seems to be suffering from iron-poor blood. Much of the dialogue is pretty sharp, especially in the submarine half, enough to keep you engrossed if you're in the mood for this kind of thing. When the action shifts to the ice, the studio-bound sets inevitably take their toll. It's not hard to see how this large, old-fashioned project misfired in the era of Bonnie and Clyde and The Graduate, but the more tantalizing question is: Why did this movie become an obsessive favorite of Howard Hughes? Maybe he liked how clean it all looks. --Robert Horton --This text refers to the DVD edition.
Interesting but Outdated!
It lacks spirit, like all movies with Rock Huson, in my opinion.
In the fist half, il feels like an educational film on life aboard a nuclear... Read more
We have seen this one before and enjoyed it. Consistent with other Alister MacLean efforts such as Where Eagles Dare, it is of good quality with a good cast.Published on Aug. 17 2010 by Michael B. Neuman
I first watched this movie on television many years ago. So I had the chance to find it I got it. It moves along the pace of the old James Bond movies. Read morePublished on July 17 2009 by Ian Gustafson