Movies Hell Below Zero (Warwick 1954, Alan Ladd Stanley Baker) Published 8 months ago on July 1, 2018 Alan Ladd tracks killer Stanley Baker through the ice-flows of the Antarctic in fast-paced action thriller Hell Below Zero based on Hammond Innes’ novel The White South. After his business goes belly-up, thrill-seeking Duncan Craig (Ladd) joins the crew of a whaling ship skippered by Judy Nordahl (Joan Tetzel). He’s attracted to the job because an air of mystery hangs over the vessel. Judy took over the helm after her father was murdered. Word is that Erik Bland (Baker), Judy’s ex-boyfriend and son of her father’s partner (Basil Sydney), was responsible for daddy’s demise. And the suspicions seem to be confirmed when, on a fateful fishing trip, Erik leaves Judy and Duncan for dead in the icy Antarctic waters. They survive, however, and, commandeering another boat, set off to catch the dastardly Erik. This was one of a number of British films that Ladd made during the 1950s. He was on a high following his success in the previous year’s western classic Shane. His stoic machismo lends a welcome human element to the film’s exciting action sequences, which zip along thanks to Mark Robson’s crisp direction. Ladd finds the perfect foil in Stanley Baker, as reliably sinister as ever. Joan Tetzel may not be well-known nowadays, but back in the ’50s she was a celebrated Broadway actress, having been on the front cover of Life Magazine in 1948. The talent shows in her feisty performance. production details UK | Warwick / 90 minutes / 1954 cast Alan Ladd as Duncan Craig Joan Tetzel as Judie Nordhal Basil Sydney as Bland Stanley Baker as Erik Bland Joseph Tomelty as Capt. McPhee Niall MacGinnis as Dr. Howe Jill Bennett as Gerda Petersen Peter Dyneley as Miller Susan Rayne as Kathleen Philo Hauser as Sandeborg Ivan Craig as Larsen Paddy Ryan as Manders Cyril Chamberlain as Factory Ship Radio Operator Paul Homer as Kista Dan Radio Operator Edward Hardwicke as Ulvik ActionAdventureAlan LaddDramaStanley Baker Advertisement advertisement and this just in Episodes3 hours ago Miracle Workers: 12 Days (TBS Tues 26 Feb 2019) 12 Days: A troublesome human complicates Craig and Eliza’s plan, while Sanjay attempts to burnish his credentials. With Steve Buscemi,... Episodes3 hours ago Teachers: The Final Robe (TV Land Tues 26 Feb 2019) The Final Robe: Ms. Bennigan has two spots left in her bridal party and the three remaining teachers compete to... Episodes3 hours ago Food Truck Nation: Smoked, Stuffed and Frozen Finds (S1EP8 Tues 26 Feb 2019 on Cooking) Chef Brad Miller visits a food truck in Orange County that has its own custom smoker onboard, then he tries... Episodes3 hours ago The Rookie: Plain Clothes Day (S1EP14 ABC Tues 26 Feb 2019) Plain Clothes Day: The rookies are really put to the test when their training officers accompany them out of uniform... Episodes3 hours ago Hometown Homicide: Local Girl Gone (S1EP2 ID Tues 26 Feb 2019) Local Girl Gone: When 15-year-old high school freshman Danielle Locklear, of Hope Mills, N.C., went missing in March 2014, her... search EPISODES Episodes3 hours ago black-ish: Black History Month (S5EP14 ABC Tues 26 Feb 2019, with Octavia Spencer) Black History Month: Dre is upset after he learns that Jack and Diane are getting the same surface-level education about... Episodes3 hours ago FBI: Scorched Earth (S1EP15 CBS Tues 26 Feb 2019) Scorched Earth: A serial bomber appears to be targeting Wall Street’s elite. Maggie and OA search for a suspect who... Episodes3 hours ago Married at First Sight: One Month Down, Forever to Go? (S8EP10 Lifetime Tues 26 Feb 2019) One Month Down, Forever to Go?: After reaching their one-month anniversaries, the couples learn more about themselves through their love... advertisement MOVIES Movies2 weeks ago Yucatán (2018, Luis Tosar, Stephanie Cayo) In farcical comedy Yucatán a pair of white collar thieves compete fiercely against each other trying to steal from an... Movies2 weeks ago The Breaker Upperers (Netflix Fri 15 Feb 2019, Jackie van Beek, Madeleine Sami) Two women run a business breaking up couples for cash but when one develops a conscience their friendship unravels. production... Movies2 weeks ago Private Worlds (Paramount 1935, Charles Boyer, Claudette Colbert) Charles Boyer stars as the new superintendent of a progressive mental hospital. His apparent coldness first arouses resentment among the... MY TV TONIGHTWhat's on and when. Broadcast, cable and streaming... BRITISH FILM 1930-1990The Viewer's Guide to British Film 1930-1990 Indepth guide to six decades of cinema in the UK.