Ice Station Zebra (1968)

icestationzebra_162John Sturges' masterclass in how to adapt mediocre material for the big screen takes Alistair MacLean's potboiler and produces a Cold War thriller that relies on claustrophobic tension.

Rock Hudson, Ernest Borgnine and Lloyd Nolan give solid performances, but it's a fresh-off-The Prisoner Patrick McGoohan who steals the movie as wily intelligence agent David Jones.

Commander James Ferraday
Rock Hudsonicestationzebra_4
Boris Vaslov
Ernest Borgnine
David Jones
Patrick McGoohan
Captain Leslie Anders
Jim Brown
Lieutenant Russell Walker
Tony Bill
Colonel Ostrovsky
Alf Kjellin
Lieutenant Commander Bob Raeburn
Gerald S. O'loughlin
Lieutenant Jonathan Hansen
Ted Hartley
Lieutenant George Mills
Murray Rose
Lieutenant Edgar Hackett
Sherwood Price
Lieutenant Courtney Cartwright
Michael T. Mikler
Lieutenant Mitgang
Lee Stanley
Dr Jack Benning
Joseph Bernard
Earl MacAuliffe
Jim Dixon
Paul Zabrinczski
Ron Masak
Cedric Patterson
David Wendel
Bruce Kentner
Boyd Berlind
Lyle Nichols
Ronnie Rondell Jr
Gafferty
Craig Shreeve
Wassmeyer
Ted Kristian
Parker
Wade Graham
Webson
Lloyd Haynes
Kohler
Michael Grossman
Fannovich
Michael Rougas
Edward Rawlins
Buddy Garion
Lorrison
Gary Downey
Timothy Hirsch
Don Newsome
Lieutenant Carl Mingus
T.J. Escott
Kelvaney
Robert Carlson
Peter Costigan
Jed Allan
Hill
Buddy Hart
Admiral Garvey
Lloyd Nolan
Philip Munsey
Bill Hillman
Gambetta
Dennis Alpert

Director
John Sturges