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The Atomic Submarine (1959)





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Seasoned serial director Spencer Gordon Bennett helmed this story of a one-eyed, octopoidal space alien, wreaking havoc upon atomic subs at the North Pole. The monster is determined to take over the world, though it seems ill equipped for that purpose. Heroes Arthur Franz, Dick Foran, and Brett Halsey head underwater to neutralize the alien's submerged flying saucer. The cast is peopled with such veterans as Tom Conway, Bob Steele, Victor Varconi, Selmer Jackson, and Jack Mulhall. Movie buffs may wish to take note of the exterior scenes in Atomic Submarine; several of them are played out in front of the easily recognizable studios of Allied Artists, formerly Monogram and later the home of LA's PBS channel 28.

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Arthur Franz
as Lt. Cmdr. Richard 'Reef' Holloway
Dick Foran
as Cmdr. Dan Wendover
Brett Halsey
as Dr. Carl Neilson Jr.
Tom Conway
as Sir Ian Hunt
Jack Mulhall
as Murdock
Sid Melton
as Chester
Ken Becker
as Powell
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Critic Reviews for The Atomic Submarine

All Critics (3)

Drags until coming alive in the last act.

May 3, 2016 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

There's so much going on in the shoestring gem that is The Atomic Submarine that it seems only incidentally science fiction.

October 13, 2011 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

Even for a meager exploitation film, The Atomic Submarine isn't anything to brag about.

March 5, 2007 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Atomic Submarine

This film has vivid, obtuse visuals, interesting use of effects, and a great final battle between the sentient alien overlord and the submarine crew. Though a lot of this film drags, it more than makes up for it with great visuals and ideas.

Spencer S.
Spencer S.

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