Spencer G. Bennet

The Atomic Submarine

The Atomic Submarine

When a nuclear-powered submarine, the Tiger Shark, sets out to investigate a series of mysterious disappearances near the Arctic Circle, its fearless crew finds itself besieged by electrical storms, an Unidentified Floating Saucer, and lots of hairy tentacles.

Film Info

  • Spencer G. Bennet
  • United States
  • 1959
  • 72 minutes
  • Black & White
  • 1.33:1
  • English
  • Spine #366

Special Features

  • New, restored high-definition digital transfer
  • Audio commentary by producer Alex Gordon and writer Tom Weaver
  • New video interview with actor Brett Halsey
  • Original theatrical trailers and radio spots
  • Stills galleries featuring production and publicity photographs
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • PLUS: A booklet featuring new essays by Bruce Eder and Michael Lennick

Available In

Collector's Set

Monsters and Madmen

Monsters and Madmen

DVD Box Set

4 Discs

$63.96

Special Features

  • New, restored high-definition digital transfer
  • Audio commentary by producer Alex Gordon and writer Tom Weaver
  • New video interview with actor Brett Halsey
  • Original theatrical trailers and radio spots
  • Stills galleries featuring production and publicity photographs
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • PLUS: A booklet featuring new essays by Bruce Eder and Michael Lennick
The Atomic Submarine
Cast
Arthur Franz
Commander Richard “Reef” Holloway
Dick Foran
Captain Dan Wendover
Brett Halsey
Dr. Carl Neilsen
Paul Dubov
Lieutenant David Milburn
Bob Steele
CPO “Griff” Griffin
Victor Varconi
Dr. Clifford Kent
Joi Lansing
Julie
Selmer Jackson
Admiral Terhune
Credits
Director
Spencer G. Bennet
Producer
Alex Gordon
Screenplay
Orville H. Hampton
Co-producer
Henry Schrage
In association with
Irving Block
In association with
Jack Rabin
Associate producer
Orville H. Hampton
Cinematography
Gilbert Warrenton
Music
Alexander Laszlo
Editing
William Austin
Art direction
Don Ament
Art direction
Dan Haller
Special effects
Irving Block
Special effects
Louis DeWitt
Special effects
Jack Rabin

From The Current

The Atomic Submarine:
Saving the World on a Shoestring Budget

Spencer Gordon Bennet’s The Atomic Submarine has always been a guilty pleasure of mine. It is easy enough to dismiss the film as kiddie matinee fare but, really, what science fiction–adventure movie from the 1950s wasn’t intended, at some level…

By Bruce Eder