In the Mediterranean in 1941 the Italians start using underwater chariots to mine the undersides of allied ships. Explosives expert Lieutenant Lionel Crabbe (Laurence Harvey) arrives in Gibralter to learn the rudiments of deep-sea diving and to organise defences, but finds only two British divers available to help him and it's common knowledge that Italian frogmen have been sabotaging the British naval forces and it seems likely that the Italians are secretly using neutral Spain across the bay as their key base. Without official permission, Crabb and a band of hardy volunteers take on the task of scuttling the enemy's guerillia activities and attempt to stop the Italian 10th Flotilla from turning the tide of the war.

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The Silent Enemy (1958)

War/Action · 1h 52m

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In the Mediterranean in 1941 the Italians start using underwater chariots to mine the undersides of allied ships. Explosives expert Lieutenant Lionel Crabbe (Laurence Harvey) arrives in Gibralter to learn the rudiments of deep-sea diving and to organise defences, but finds only two British divers available to help him and it's common knowledge that Italian frogmen have been sabotaging the British naval forces and it seems likely that the Italians are secretly using neutral Spain across the bay as their key base. Without official permission, Crabb and a band of hardy volunteers take on the task of scuttling the enemy's guerillia activities and attempt to stop the Italian 10th Flotilla from turning the tide of the war.

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Status

Released

Language

English

Production Company

Romulus Films
Cast
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Laurence Harvey

Lieutenant Crabb, R.N.V.R.
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Dawn Addams

Third Officer Jill Masters, W.R.N.S.
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Michael Craig

Leading Seaman Knowles
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John Clements

The Admiral
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Sidney James

Chief Petty Officer Thorpe
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Alec McCowen

Able Seaman Morgan
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Nigel Stock

Able Seaman Fraser
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Ian Whittaker

Ordinary Seaman Thomas
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Arnoldo Foà

Tomolino (as Arnoldo Foa)
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Gianna Maria Canale

Conchita
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Massimo Serato

Forzellini
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Giacomo Rossi Stuart

Rosati (as Giacomo Rossi-Stuart)
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Carlo Giustini

Fellini (as Carlo Justini)
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Raymond Young

Celloni
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David Lodge

Sergeant
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Ewen Solon

Willowdale Captain
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Brian Oulton

Holford
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Howard Marion-Crawford

Wing Commander (as Howard Marion Crawford)
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Cyril Shaps

Miguel
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Lee Montague

Miguel's Mate
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John Lee

Flag Lieutenant
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Terence Longdon

Lieutenant Bailey
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Ian MacNaughton

Sentry outside Admiral's Office
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Alan Webb

British Consul
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John Moffatt

Diving Volunteer
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Harold Siddons

Army Interrogation Officer
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Michael Brill

Naval Interrogation Officer
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Andy Alston

Spanish Policeman (uncredited)
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Andrew Andreas

Italian Crewman (uncredited)
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Jack Armstrong

Merchant Navy Captain (uncredited)
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Jim Brady

Italian Seaman (uncredited)
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Laurence Brooks

(uncredited)
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Daniel Brown

Italian Crewman (uncredited)
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Christopher Cooke

Minor Role (uncredited)
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Arthur Dibbs

Merchant Navy Captain (uncredited)
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Eddie Dillon

Crewman (uncredited)
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Harry Drew

Merchant Navy Captain (uncredited)
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Bernard Foreman

Spanish Policeman (uncredited)
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Barry Johns

Merchant Navy Captain (uncredited)
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Desmond Jordan

(uncredited)
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Gerry Judge

Italian Policeman (uncredited)
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Murray Kash

Tattooed Sailor (uncredited)
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Sydney King

Cruiser Captain (uncredited)
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Edward Malin

High Ranking British Navy Officer at Conference (uncredited)
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Alf Mangan

Italian Crewman (uncredited)
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Jack May

Navy Doctor (uncredited)
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Hugh Moxey

Royal Navy Captain (uncredited)
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Derren Nesbitt

Officer in charge of security patrol boat (uncredited)
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Fred Real

Official (uncredited)
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Ernie Rice

Italian Crewman (uncredited)
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Robert Rietty

Rosati (voice) (uncredited)
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Yvonne Romain

Spanish Girl (uncredited)
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Johnny Rossi

Italian Crewman (uncredited)
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Jimmy Scott

Sleeping Seaman on Transport Plane (uncredited)
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Paul Stassino

Spanish Waiter (uncredited)
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Emile Stemmler

Dock Worker (uncredited)
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Tom Watson

Airman (uncredited)
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Peter Welch

Helmsman (uncredited)
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Ron Whitwell

Italian Policeman (uncredited)
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Jerome Willis

Navy Rating Lighting Cigarette (uncredited)
Crew
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William Fairchild

Director
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Marshall Pugh

Writer
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William Fairchild

Writer
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The Silent Enemy

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Silent Enemy

(DVD)

7/10/2001

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