Alfred Hitchcock’s Lifeboat
The Lifeboat starts with showing a young lady journalist Connie Porter (Tallulah Bankhead) who takes pictures of a ship which just sank in the big ocean during World War II. Slowly, some survivors get together in the same boat and the real story begins. They all face lots of difficulties throughout the movie. They are desperate for food and water because they are hungry and thirsty.
What interested me the most was The Lifeboat’s thrilling and suspense story. You would think how much suspense can there be within the confines of a twelve or fifteen foot long lifeboat? There is plenty- from a panicked woman tied to a chair after her baby is buried at sea, to cutting off a man's leg, and to the experience of being in a leaky boat caught between two ships that are shooting each other. We follow the surviving members of a crew from a ship that was bombed by a German U-Boat. They're crammed onto a small lifeboat, but there's one survivor that isn't quite welcome. His name is Willy, and he's a survivor of the U-Boat that sank the deep ocean.
Before today, all I really knew of Hitchcock was his murder mysteries (I consider myself a huge fan of those). Now, after watching The Lifeboat, I see why he is more often described as a master of suspense. The Lifeboat is a thriller film written by John Steinbeck, Jo Swerling and directed by Alfred Hitchcock in 1944. I watched The Lifeboat with my classmates in my college darkened theater room. It seemed so boring at the beginning for me; however, it became more and more interesting as the film went further. I am sure this movie would have been a huge success both among people and in the box office for its best plot and dialogue. In fact, it's amazing just how well Hitchcock filmed this movie; while they were starving, I was too! The plot is simple, yet a great base for a wartime thriller. My favorite dialogue in the movie The Lifeboat was when one of the American war survivors after his leg surgery...