Run Silent, Run Deep Previous Broadcasts

(1958) (Episode #1022)

KQED 9: Sat, Feb 15, 2014 -- 9:48 PM

This taut WWII submarine drama features a smart script, strong performances and well-executed action. Clark Gable stars as Commander "Rich" Richardson, obsessed with sinking the Japanese ship that shot his boat out from under him in a 1942 encounter in the Bongo Straits of Japan. About a year later, Richardson is given command of the USS Nerka, with an existing crew loyal to their Executive Officer Lt. Jim Bledsoe (Burt Lancaster), who many think should have been given the helm instead. The tension between the two professional submariners and the hostility of the crew towards their new skipper play against the captain's single-minded determination for revenge against the destroyer dubbed Bongo Pete. Directed by Robert Wise, the cast also features Jack Warden, Brad Dexter, and Don Rickles.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Channel 9: Sun, Feb 16, 2014 -- 3:48 AM
  • KQED 9: Sun, Feb 16, 2014 -- 3:48 AM
  • KQED Channel 9: Sat, Feb 15, 2014 -- 9:48 PM
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