Thursday, August 9, 2007

Hitchcock Collection - Lifeboat (1944)

Rating 7.9/10
Runtime: 97 min
Language: English/German
Country: USA
Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock
IMDb Link:


Tallulah Bankhead ... Constance 'Connie' Porter
William Bendix ... Gus Smith
Walter Slezak ... Willy
Mary Anderson ... Alice MacKenzie
John Hodiak ... John Kovac
Henry Hull ... Charles D. 'Ritt' Rittenhouse
Heather Angel ... Mrs.Higley
Hume Cronyn ... Stanley 'Sparks' Garrett
Canada Lee ... George 'Joe' Spencer

Description: In a lifeboat during World War II, survivors from the freighter torpedoed by a U-boat huddle together including columnist Constance Porter (Tallulah Bankhead), the ship's engineer Kovac (John Hodiak), radio operator Stanley Garrett (Hume Cronyn), nurse Alice MacKenzie (Mary Anderson), millionaire Charles 'Ritt' Rittenouse (Henry Hull), seaman Gus Smith (William Bendix), steward Joe (Canada Lee), and Mrs. Higgins (Heather Angel), a hysterical Englishwoman holding her dead baby. After the baby is buried at sea, the mother drowns herself. Though the inhabitants of the lifeboat come from vastly different backgrounds, they quickly set aside the social and economic differences that divide them in a united effort to survive. A German seaman Willi (Walter Slezak) is picked up out of the sea and Constane interprets for him. Willi suggests in German the direction toward Bermuda. During a crisis, he shouts at them in English. He was the U-boat commander. Willi has a compass and is strong enough to row them to a German supply ship The others allow him to take command of the boat, their only hope of survival is to be rescued by a German supply ship, which will presumably take them straight to a concentration camp


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Audio and video information:

Video : 1.06 GB, 1563 Kbps, 23.976 fps, 640*464 (4:3), XVID = XVID Mpeg-4
Audio : 41 MB, 60 Kbps, 48000 Hz, 1 channel, 0x55 = Lame MP3,

Subtitles (English, Spanish, Portuguese, French, Greek, Czech) + sample (10 MB)



This movie contains two audio tracks, one is original English, and the second is commentary from movie historician. You can useVLC Player to easily choose between any of audio tracks or you can use VirtualDub to get rid of any of audio tracks by following these steps:

1. Download Virtualdub from that WWW address:

2. Download your version, unzip the files, start the program by running VirtualDub.exe

3. From "File" tab choose "Open video file" and find your dual audio file on your HDD (or you can simply drag and drop movie file into program window)

4. If any warining window pops up, just click on "OK"

5. From "Video" tab choose "Direct stream copy" option (very important, do not miss that step)

6. From "Audio" tab choose which audio stream you want to use, usually English is Stream 1, and commentary is on Stream 2, but to be 100 % sure use preview option that VD provides by clicking on "Play" button on the butttom of program window when video file is loaded. Of course you can get rid of original audio and save the file with commentary that way too, just by choosing other stream

7. From "File" tab choose "Save AVI file", put movie name and choose destination folder and then click on OK. Program will start its job after no more than 2 minutes your only one audio track movie should be ready.


Anonymous said...

Well it's me, again!

What can i say?

Thanks very much yet again for putting these up, it's going to be a very happy Christams indeed, won't be short of something to look at

Only Old Movies Fan

dna said...

Keep up the good work, Thanks :)

Anonymous said...

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Alvina said...

I haven't watched this movie before. Is it interesting movie? From the picture, it seemed a sad story film, right?

Alexander said...

What movie is it? It looks like oldies movie. Can you share me the link where I can download it?