Some gangsters get their hands on an old WWII German submarine and set out to pirate a luxury liner – the RMS Queen Mary – in this rather unlikely crime caper that fails at many levels.
The preparations for the crime make up most of the story while Mark Brittain (Frank Sinatra) – an ex-submarine officer who runs a fishing boat charter business – and Rosa Lucchesi (Virna Lisi) take some time out for some lovemaking while Vic Rossiter (Anthony Franciosa burns with jealousy.
Zero-hour arrives and the raid begins with Brittain spitting out orders to the liner’s officers and the other pirates clambering aboard to seize a fortune. But just over the horizon is a Coast Guard cutter.
The acting is stilted, the special effects are unconvincing, and Rod Serling’s screenplay falters.
Also with Tony Franciosa, Richard Conte, and Alf Kjellin.