Hell Below Zero

  • Film
  • Action and adventure
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Columbia sent their British operation a name star and a safe pair of directorial hands for this outdoor adventure from Hammond Innes' pageturner The White South. When Tetzel learns of her father's supposed suicide leap from the bow of a company whaling ship, she leaves London for the Antarctic, meeting-cute with adventurer Ladd on the flight to Cape Town. The stirrings of romance draw him into her plight, prompting fisticuffs, harpoon action and an ice floe set-to on the way to a predictable resolution. This time-passer is mainly notable for extensive and decidedly eco-unfriendly location footage of the Antarctic whaling fleet bringing in their massive catch.

Release details

Duration: 90 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Mark Robson
Screenwriter: Alec Coppel, Max Trell, Richard Maibaum
Cast: Alan Ladd
Joan Tetzel
Basil Sydney
Stanley Baker
Joseph Tomelty
Niall MacGinnis
Jill Bennett
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