All dialog in brown text is taken from the movie script at www.springfieldspringfield.co.uk
debuting in their first feature film…
These are the major players in the film. Other members of each drew get a few lines of dialog, but the majority of dialog is said by these actors.
When I first saw this film, which was long ago, it was after I saw an interview with Robert H. Justman, co-producer of Star Trek, who said this film had a great deal of influence on an episode of Star Trek called “Balance Of Terror”. This film would again influence the second Star Trek film “The Wrath Of Khan”, but to a much lesser degree. The Enemy Below would also influence sixties culture by way of another popular television series called Voyage To The Bottom Of The Sea. Allan Balter and William Read Woodfield were so taken with the film they wrote an episode called “Killers Of The Deep” which aired in the second season, and used liberal amounts of film from The Enemy Below. After seeing the interview I really want to see The Enemy Below. I got that chance just few years later in my teens, but I’m sad to say the film was in black and white. You have to see the film in color to get the full effect. Plus it was panned and scanned to death. The film only runs 97 minutes but it was sliced to accommodate commercials so it could fit into a two hour time slot. It would be until I was almost sixty that I could see the film in the correct ratio (2.35:1) , in color, and from beginning to end without interruptions. It worth the wait.