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Lifeboat

Dir: Alfred Hitchcock
Cast: Tallulah Bankhead, John Hodiak, Walter Slezak
128mins   1944   US   PG   English   

With LIVE introduction by Robert Senior

After being scuttled by a missile from a German U-boat during the World War II, the American and British survivors must band together to fight for survival - and not to fight with each other. This, however, doesn't seem so easy when it becomes clear that their navigation and survival skills are less than adequate, with the tension heightening as they rescue an unwanted guest from the ocean.

'The picture, from the beginning, leaves a strong impact and, before too long, develops into the type of suspenseful product with which Hitchcock has always been identified' - Variety.

'That old master of screen melodrama, Alfred Hitchcock, and Writer John Steinbeck have combined their distinctive talents in a tremendously provocative film' - Bosley Crowther,  New York Times.

Part of our Hitchcock: The War Years season

Programme includes Aventure Malgache (1944), a rarely screened short in which an actor recounts his adventure in the Axis-controlled French colony of Madagascar working for the Resistance.