U certificateThe Silent Enemy is a Film programme that first aired in 1958 and has been classified a U certificate.

The Silent Enemy is a 3 star programme

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The Silent Enemy (1958)

Directed by
William Fairchild

During 1941, in the Mediterranean, the Italians start using underwater chariots to mine the undersides of allied ships. Explosives expert Lionel Crabbe arrives in Gibralter to organise defences, but finds only two British divers available to help him. Worryingly, it appears that the Italians might be secretly using neutral Spain across the bay as their key base.

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Genre: Film

Running Time: 120 minutes (approx)

Production Year: 1958

3/5 Stars

Classification: U Certificate

Production Country: UK

Filmed in Black and White


Laurence Harvey...Lt. Lionel Crabbe
Dawn Addams...3rd Officer Jill Masters
Mikey Craig...LS Knowles
John Clements...The Admiral
Image for Sidney JamesSidney James...Chief Petty Officer Thorpe
Alec McCowen...Able Seaman Morgan
Michael Brill...Naval Interrogation Officer
Laurence Brooks
Gianna Maria Canale...Conchita
Arnoldo FoĆ ...Tomolino
Carlo Giustini...Fellini
Desmond Jordan
Murray Kash...Tattooed Sailor
Sydney King...Cruiser Cap.
Johnny Lee...Flag Lt.
David Lodge...Sgt.
Terence Longdon...Lt. Bailey
Ian MacNaughton
Howard Marion-Crawford...Wing Commander
Jack May