The Great Hope

  • 1954
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Romance, War

An Italian submarine cruising the Atlantic shortly before the end of WW II picks up some survivors of a British shipwreck. Among the survivors is nurse Maxwell, who becomes romantically involved with the submarine captain. Based on a true story, this film gives a nice pacifist message that, happily, does not come across as trite or heavy-handed. The ensemble...read more

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An Italian submarine cruising the Atlantic shortly before the end of WW II picks up some survivors of a British shipwreck. Among the survivors is nurse Maxwell, who becomes romantically involved with the submarine captain. Based on a true story, this film gives a nice pacifist message

that, happily, does not come across as trite or heavy-handed. The ensemble acting is underplayed and never hammy, and the episodic story is held together well by the direction.

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  • Rating: NR
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