Submarine Alert (1943)

Introduction Submarine Alert is a 1943 American film directed by Frank McDonald, produced by Pine-Thomas Productions and released by Paramount Pictures. The film stars Richard Arlen, Wendy Barrie, Nils Asther, Roger Pryor, Marc Lawrence and Ralph Sanford. Outline During World War II, with shipping being sunk by submarines and with an American scientist working on… Read More

Submarine Command (1951)

Introduction Submarine Command is a 1951 American war film directed by John Farrow and starring William Holden, Don Taylor, Nancy Olson, William Bendix, and Darryl Hickman. It is notable for being one of the first films to touch on post traumatic stress disorder. Holden invested $20,000 of his own money into the film. Outline Lieutenant… Read More

Hell Below (2016): S02E06 – Cuban Crisis

Introduction Hell Below was a TV series on The Smithsonian Channel produced by Parallax Film Productions Inc. Outline of Series 02, Episode 06 Revisit the Cuban Missile Crisis and see the nuclear battle brewing under the sea’s surface. Hell Below Series You can find the full index of Hell Below episodes here. Trivia & Goofs… Read More

Hell Below (2016): S02E04 – Defying Rommel

Introduction Hell Below was a TV series on The Smithsonian Channel produced by Parallax Film Productions Inc. Outline of Series 02, Episode 04 Follow HMS Upholder as it battles through rough seas and broken equipment to keep Rommel’s forces from capturing Egypt. Hell Below Series You can find the full index of Hell Below episodes… Read More

Hell Below (2016): S02E02 – Submarine Sabotage

Introduction Hell Below was a TV series on The Smithsonian Channel produced by Parallax Film Productions Inc. Outline of Series 02, Episode 02 See how the bold USS Barb commander Eugene Fluckey envisioned, then demonstrated, new ways to fight from a submarine. Hell Below Series You can find the full index of Hell Below episodes… Read More

Hell Below (2016): S02E01 – In Enemy Waters

Introduction Hell Below was a TV series on The Smithsonian Channel produced by Parallax Film Productions Inc. Outline of Series 02, Episode 01 An in-depth look at the remarkable history of USS Silversides and its key role in the Guadalcanal Campaign. Hell Below Series You can find the full index of Hell Below episodes here.… Read More

Hell Below (2016): S01E06 – Fatal Voyage

Introduction Hell Below was a TV series on The Smithsonian Channel produced by Parallax Film Productions Inc. Outline of Series 01, Episode 06 December, 1943. Fuelled by the loss of mentor and friend Dudley “Mush” Morton, Richard Hetherington O’Kane and his submarine USS Tang set out to assault Japanese shipping. In four patrols O’Kane rises… Read More

Hell Below (2016): S01E05 – Destroyer Killer

Introduction Hell Below was a TV series on The Smithsonian Channel produced by Parallax Film Productions Inc. Outline of Series 01, Episode 05 June, 1944. Six allied commandos spying on Japanese ship movement fall under threat when their covert operation is discovered by the enemy. Stuck in the jungles of occupied Borneo, the only hope… Read More