Hell Below Zero (1953)

Genres - Adventure, Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Adventure Drama  |   Run Time - 90 min.  |   Countries - United Kingdom  |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Hal Erickson

Hell Below Zero was one of several 1950s films made in Britain by Hollywood's Alan Ladd. The star plays Duncan Craig, who signs onto a whaling ship to get the facts behind the death of Judy Nordahl's (Joan Tetzel) father. While on a whaling expedition near Antarctica, Craig becomes suspicious of skipper Erik Bland (Stanley Baker). These suspicions are confirmed when Craig and Judy are targetted for an "accidental" demise in the frigid waters of the Antarctic. The plot never interferes with the action highlights, which under the direction of Mark Robson are well worth the price of admission. Based on a novel by Hammond Innes, Hell Below Zero was, like Ladd's British vehicles Paratrooper and The Black Knight, released in the US by Columbia.



killing, aerial, boating, camp, captain [military], conflict, control, crew, daughter, death, doctor/nurse, family-member, father, freeze, hunting, investigation, journey, loot, mate, mine, missing-person, murder, partner, revenge, search, secrets, shipwreck, trapped, trip, water, whale, whaler