Lifeboat

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Released 1944

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Director:
Alfred Hitchcock
Released:
1944
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Lifeboat is a film about an eclectic group of individuals who find themselves stranded on a lifeboat in the ocean. Their ship was attacked by a German U-boat, and after both vessels sink, a handful of American and British survivors suddenly become dependent on one another for survival. Koviac (John Hodiak) initially assumes a leadership role, but his position is usurped by Willi (Walter Slezak), a German who is reluctantly allowed on board by the other survivors. Willi turns out to be extremely knowledgeable about sea survival and convinces the others that their only hope for rescue is to aim their boat toward a nearby German supply ship. Although the others go along with his plan, they do not realize Willi's true identity or his hidden motives for steering them to a new destination. Lifeboat was directed by Alfred Hitchcock and is based on a novel by John Steinbeck. It was nominated for an Academy Award in the category of Best Original Motion Picture Story.

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