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Still shot from the movie: Lifeboat.


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. Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: B+
Violence: B-
Sexual Content: B+
Language: A-
Drugs/Alcohol: C+
Run Time: 96
Theater Release: 12 Jan 1944
Video Release: 17 Oct 2005
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
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Lifeboat is rated Not Rated:

Cast: Tallulah Bankhead
Studio: 1944 Twentieth Century Fox

Detailed Review

Connie Porter (Tallulah Bankhead) is a tough reporter, always looking for a story angle. Armed with her camera and typewriter, she stoically chronicles unfolding events even in the face… 
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Why Is Lifeboat Rated Not Rated?

After the German U-boat attacks a ship, dead bodies including a baby are seen in… 
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How do the “close quarters” in this film add to the tension? What is… 
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Video alternatives / Home Video Bonus Features

Alfred Hitchcock’s films often center on intriguing plots. In The 39 Steps, a… 
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