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Hell and High Water(Movie, 1954)

1h 43min | Genres: Action, Thriller, War
Hell and High WaterRating: 2.9/5 (with 6 votes)
Hell and High Water is a 1954 Technicolor Cold War drama film starring Richard Widmark, Bella Darvi and Victor Francen. The film was made to showcase CinemaScope being used in the confined sets of a submarine. (Not to be confused with the 1933 film by the same name.) Before the credits, an off-screen, voice-over narrates: In the summer of 1953, it was announced that an atomic bomb of foreign origin had been exploded somewhere outside of the United States. Shortly thereafter it was indicated that this atomic reaction, according to scientific reports, originated in a remote area in North Pacific waters, somewhere between the northern tip of the Japanese Islands and the Arctic Circle. This is the story of that explosion. ()
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Awards & Nominations for Hell and High Water

Academy Award for Best Special Effects

About Hell and High Water

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.


Additional Information

Production country: United States of America (USA)
Plays in: Tokyo
Original language: English (EN)
Spoken languages: English (EN)
Translated into 7 languages: German (DE), English (EN), Spanish (ES), French (FR), Italian (IT), Japanese (JA), Portuguese (PT)
Status: Released
Release date US: 02/06/1954
Director: Samuel Fuller
Screenwriter: Jesse L. Lasky, Jr.
Film Editor: James B. Clark
Director of Photography: Joseph MacDonald
Composer: Alfred Newman
Costume designer: William Travilla
Production Designer: Leland Fuller
Keywords: alaska, submarine

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WatchPlayStream ID: MOVIES:10950, Added: 02/18/2018, Last updated: 04/20/2019