Lifeboat stars Tallulah Bankhead, John Hodiak, Hume Cronyn, Mary Anderson, William Bendix, Walter Slezak, and Canada Lee in this 1944, Alfred Hitchcock film. While abroad a ship, a torpedo hits, leaving several people scurrying over to a lifeboat for safety. Each person is so different from one another, such as Connie Porter(Bankhead), a rich, snobby writer who seems more interested in herself than anything else. There is also Kovac(Hodiak), a man who doesn't believe Willy(Slezak), a German deserves to be on boat, with the rest of the survivors. I really enjoyed the suspense and the feeling of vulnerability that the characters felt in the film. Most of the characters looked just like they were dehydrated and dying of hunger, except for Tallulah. While the rest of the characters are dirtied up, Tallulah is cleaned up. I know that she had her purse with her, but being stuck on a lifeboat, I really didn't understand why she looked like that. I enjoyed the relationship between Mary Anderson and Hume Cronyn, it was so sweet and endearing. I really think this is an underrated Hitchcock film, with a slew of outstanding performances in the film. John Hodiak was marvelous in this, but I didn't like him and Tallulah as a couple. That seemed kind of far-fetched to me.
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