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The most obvious changes involved the names of the novel's characters: The submarine Dolphin became Tigerfish as the real USS Dolphinlaunched between the publication of the novel and the making of the film, was a diesel submarine.
Carpenter was renamed David Jones. Commander Swanson was changed to Commander Ferraday. Beyond the name change, the film's submarine has a more traditionally conventional design similar to the first nuclear-powered submarine, the Nautilusrather than the more streamlined, teardrop-shaped vessel the contemporaneous Skipjack or Permit designs described in the novel—simply because the production used the World War II diesel-electric submarine USS Ronquil SS to represent the fictitious Tigerfish.
The Tigerfish hull number has never been used for an actual U. Navy submarine, although it would appear again in fiction in the television movie Assault on the Wayne and the Mission: Much of the characterization involving the submarine's crew found in the novel was jettisoned in favor of these new cinematic creations.
Unlike The station agent using the film film, the novel describes little overt Soviet interest in recovering the film capsule other than a spy ship disguised as a fishing trawler waiting outside Holy Loch when the Tigerfish sets sail.
In the novel, there are no Soviets on the ice and no confrontation of any kind on the ice with the Soviets. The novel's fire on board the submarine does not occur in the film, whereas the nearly fatal flooding of the forward torpedo room is common to the film and the novel.
The sabotage of the torpedo tubes is committed by a suspected intelligence agent actually Vaslov in the film. In the novel, a port maintenance worker is suspected. The film's new climax involves a confrontation between Soviet paratroopers and the American Marines, but concludes on a more ambiguous note than the novel, reflecting the perceived thaw in the Cold War following the Cuban Missile Crisis.
Development[ edit ] The film rights to the novel were acquired the following year by producer Martin Ransohoffwho hoped to capitalize on the success of the blockbuster The Guns of Navarone by adapting another Alistair MacLean novel for the silver screen as a follow-up.
Surges was borrowed from the Mirisch Company. Department of Defense objections over Paddy Chayefsky 's screenplay because they felt it showed "an unfair distortion of military life" that would "damage the reputation of the navy and its personnel"  delayed the start.
A new script was commissioned. Final Cast[ edit ] Due to scheduling conflicts, the original cast was no longer available when filming began in Spring Rock Hudson replaced Gregory Peck by February. There were no women in the cast. The underwater scenes used a model of a Skate class nuclear submarine.
George Davis, head of art department at MGM spent two years researching the design for the sub. Stephens developed an innovative underwater camera system that successfully filmed the first continuous dive of a submarine, which became the subject of the documentary featurette The Man Who Makes a Difference.
During filming, McGoohan had to be rescued from a flooded chamber by a diver who freed his trapped foot, saving his life. Inthe United States National Reconnaissance Office declassified information stating that "an individual formerly possessing Corona access was the technical adviser to the movie" and admitted "the resemblance of the loss of the Discoverer II capsule, and its probable recovery by the Soviets" on Spitsbergen Island, to the book by Alistair MacLean.
After searching the station, they were picked up three days later by the B using the Fulton surface-to-air recovery system.
As in the film the drip cock was blocked on the newly built Thetis by dockyard-applied fresh paint which led to the rear cap being opened while the bow cap was already open to the ocean.
Water entered at the rate of one ton per second and Thetis sank with the loss of 98 lives.
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