Lifeboat parents guide


Overall B+

In this Alfred Hitchcock's film, a handful of survivors huddle in a Lifeboat after the passenger ship they were aboard is sunk by a German U-boat. Surrounded by miles of open sea, their human vices and strengths come to the surface while they await a hoped-for rescue.

Release date January 12, 1944

Violence B-
Sexual Content B+
Profanity A-
Substance Use C+

Why is Lifeboat rated Not Rated? The MPAA rated Lifeboat Not Rated

Run Time: 96 minutes

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Rating & Content Info

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Why is Lifeboat rated Not Rated? Lifeboat is rated Not Rated by the MPAA

After the German U-boat attacks a ship, dead bodies including a baby are seen in the water. Later, a woman, distressed by the loss of her child, commits suicide. As the result of an injury, one man’s leg is amputated. He uses alcohol as a means of dealing with the operation. Several characters smoke. One girl reveals her adulterous relationship with a married man and two couples kiss after some sexual tension develops on board the lifeboat. One character is purposely pushed overboard and killed.

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Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia Not Rated
Alberta Not Rated
Manitoba Not Rated -----
Ontario Not Rated
Quebec Not Rated
Martimes Not Rated
Canadian Home Video NA

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Cast and Crew

Lifeboat is directed by and stars Tallulah Bankhead.

Home Video

The most recent home video release of Lifeboat movie is October 17, 2005. Here are some details…

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Alfred Hitchcock’s films often center on intriguing plots. In The 39 Steps, a young man must prove his innocence when a woman is murdered in his apartment. In Rear Window, a convalescing man suspects one of the tenants across the courtyard has been killed.