Featured Films--The Quiller Memorandum to Run, Silent, Run Deep
The Quiller Memorandum (1966), Director: Michael Anderson, Running time: 104 minutes.
With little else to help him beyond sharp wits, a strong will and a very dedicated schoolteacher, American spy Quiller (Segal) combs West Berlin for the headquarters of a shadowy neo-Nazi movement. Closing in on one disturbing truth, he quickly learns another: he is not the pursuer, but the prey,in a rapidly closing trap!
Raid on Rommel (1971), Director: Henry Hathaway, Running time: 98 minutes.
Captain Foster plans on raiding German-occupied Tobruk with hand- picked commandos, but a mix-up leaves him with a medical unit led by a Quaker conscientious objector. Despite all odds they succeed with their mission. On the way they pick up and drug the mistress of an Italian general, blow up the entire fuel supply for the Afrika Korps, and swap philatelic gossip with Field Marshal Erwin Rommel.
The Raiders of Leyte Gulf (1963), Director: Eddie Romero, Running time: 80 minutes.
Jennings Sturgeon stars in this WWII drama as Emmett Wilson, an American soldier doing reconnaissance near the island of Leyte in the Philippines. Captured by the Japanese, Wilson is brought to a POW camp where the Japanese torture him, hoping to obtain information about the impending invasion. When Wilson won't talk, the Japanese begin killing one innocent Filipino a day until he'll divulge the information. Already incensed, the Filipino rebels receive help in the form of an American paratrooper who organizes a raid to free Wilson.
Run Silent, Run Deep (1958), Director: Robert Wise, Running time: 93 minutes.
"Rich" Richardson (Clark Gable) is a hard-driving, dedicated submarine officer with a single-minded purpose to seek out and smash the Japanese destroyer he believes sank his former ship. Given a new command, Richardson drills his men to the point of mutiny as he relentlessly trains them for the battle ahead. At last, word comes of the destroyer's position, and, disobeying orders, Richardson finally confronts his foe, unaware that an even greater enemy lurks nearby...one who's been targeting him for a watery grave. Co-starring Burt Lancaster as Gable's executive officer, this gripping WWII adventure-thriller set a new standard for submarine pictures.