U-Boat Prisoner (1944)

Genres - Adventure  |   Sub-Genres - Combat Films  |   Run Time - 65 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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All-purpose Columbia contractee Bruce Bennett (formerly college athlete Herman Brix) was awarded a leading role in the wartime "B" U-Boat Prisoner. Bennett plays merchant seaman Archie Gibbs, who manages to survive when his ship is torpedoed by a German submarine. Disguising himself in the uniform of a dead Nazi spy, Gibbs is picked up by the Nazi U-boat. He manages to convince the German sailors that he's the spy, and in this guise he tries to rescue a group of captured Allied scientists. Already unbelievable, U-Boat Prisoner journeys into the Twilight Zone during the climax, with Gibbs single-handedly incapacitating the submarine crew and rescuing the prisoners. Incredibly, the film was based on a true story, written by the real-life Archie Gibbs!

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war, agent [representative], assumed-identity, boating, crew, death, destroyer, double-agent, espionage, Germany, humanity, knock-out, merchant, mission [quest], Nazism, prison, rescue, sailor, secrets, submarine, Third-Reich