Men on the Sea Floor

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Men on the Sea Floor
Directed byFrancesco De Robertis
Written byFrancesco De Robertis
Music byEdgardo Carducci
CinematographyGiuseppe Caracciolo
Edited byFrancesco De Robertis
Production
company
Distributed byScalera Film
Screen Guild Productions (US)[1]
Release date
13 February 1941
December 1948 (US)[2]
Running time
99 minutes
CountryItaly
LanguageItalian

Men on the Sea Floor (Italian:Uomini sul fondo) is a 1941 Italian drama film directed by Francesco De Robertis.[3] De Robertis specialised in semi-documentary films, in this case portraying the crew of an Italian submarine trapped after an accident. De Robertis's technique of using non-actors in roles has been credited as an influence on the development of Italian neorealism.

It was known as SOS Submarine.

Partial cast[edit]

Release[edit]

The film was released in the US in 1948 with dubbed English.[4]

Notable Curiosity[edit]

The 1981 German submarine film Das Boot set in World War II also shares a suspenseful part with Men on the Sea Floor in which the German crew tries to free their disabled U-boat from the sea floor.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Of local origin". New York Times. Dec 8, 1948. ProQuest 108361222.
  2. ^ "Of local origin". New York Times. Dec 6, 1948. ProQuest 108231356.
  3. ^ Moliterno p.25
  4. ^ Scheuer, P. K. (Oct 11, 1948). "MONTGOMERY TURNS ON CHARM AS MATT SAXON". Los Angeles Times. ProQuest 165872037.

Bibliography[edit]

  • Moliterno, Gino. The A to Z of Italian Cinema. Scarecrow Press, 2009.

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