The Silent Enemy (1958) – A Thunderball Inspiration?

Podcast Episode

The Silent Enemy (1958) – A Thunderball Inspiration?

Dan and Tom dive into THE SILENT ENEMY, a 1958 World War II spy movie, that has lots of connections with the 1961 novel and 1965 film, THUNDERBALL!  Explore this great film and all the connections to Bond movies!

Dan and Tom dive into The Silent Enemy, a 1958 World War II spy movie, that has lots of connections with the 1961 novel and 1965 film, Thunderball!

The Silent Enemy, while not a documentary, looks the deadly human torpedoes that the Italians created in World War II. We see how the British learn to deal with these deadly weapons. They need to figure it out in order to protect Malta. Explore this great film and all the connections to real-world events and Bond movies!

Related Content

In this podcast, we examine:

  • The historical background of this movie, set in World War II
  • The real-life Lieutenant Lionel Crabb upon who this movie is centered
  • Our assumption of the influence of The Silent Enemy on Thunderball
  • The role of the Human Torpedo
  • Ties to the real-life World War II decoy called Operation Mincemeat
  • And more …

More Episodes

RAAZI Is A Spy Movie Worth Watching

Dan and Tom decode the movie RAAZI. Is it a spy movie worth watching? Find out why this is one of Tom’s favorite spy movies.

Alfred Hitchcock’s THE LADY VANISHES Decoded

We decode the Hitchcock movie THE LADY VANISHES. What movies has this influenced? Did you know Hitchcock used this much humor? and more...

The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare Review – No Spoilers!

Dan and Tom give you their no-spoiler THE MINISTRY OF UNGENTLEMANLY WARFARE review - designed to enhance your viewing of the movie.

Keep current! Join Our Email List

Keep up to date with our latest and greatest spy movie finds. (See our Privacy Policy)

SUBSCRIBE

Subscribe on your favorite podcast app