In one of Alfred Hitchcock’s earliest films, based on a story by John Steinbeck, seven people with different personalities and backgrounds—an international journalist, a rich businessman, a radio operator, a nurse, a steward, a sailor, and an engineer with communist tendencies—are stranded together on a lifeboat in the Atlantic Ocean after their passenger freighter is sunk by a German U-boat. Trouble begins when a man they pull out of the water turns out to be from the U-boat. (NR, 100 minutes.)
The film will be introduced by Colby College assistant professor of history Arnout van der Meer.
This screening is presented in conjunction with the Colby Museum exhibition Hew Locke: Here’s the Thing, on view February 20 through June 7, 2020. The exhibition focuses on maritime vectors of mercantilism, colonialism, post-colonialism, migration, and diaspora. This screening is free and open to all.
The Museum, in collaboration with Railroad Square Cinema, presents this series of films related to current exhibitions and collections.