This absorbing WWII film focuses on a deadly contest of wits and cunning between two strong-willed men. Captain Murrell (Mitchum) is the war-weary captain of a destroyer escort. Captain von Stolberg (Jurgens, in his American film debut) is the commander of a German U-boat. The setting for
their struggle is the South Atlantic. The action begins when the sonar operator on Murrell's ship, the Haines
, picks up an underwater signal and identifies Stolberg's submarine. The Americans begin tracking the German ship. Captain Stolberg, every bit as war weary as his American counterpart, is
on a desperate mission to rendezvous with a German wolf pack and will not devia...