|A classic from the mind of Alfred Hitchcock. The movie was a war time allegory that didnt lose any of its drama with its flag waving messages. John Steinbeck wrote the script with additional input from Hitchcock. The story concerns the survival efforts of nine passengers of a torpedoed liner in a wrecked lifeboat. Starring Tallulah Bankhead, William Bendix, Walter Slezack, John Hodiak among others. The movie is a great character study of how people from different walks face life and death situations. It was a big hit when it was released, but was criticized for being to political, and possibly a tool of propaganda for the Nazis.