Submarine Raider

Submarine Raider is a 1942 American war film directed by Lew Landers and starring John Howard.[1]

Submarine Raider
Directed byLew Landers
Produced byWallace MacDonald
Screenplay byAubrey Wisberg
StarringJohn Howard
Marguerite Chapman
Bruce Bennett
CinematographyFranz Planer
Edited byWilliam A. Lyon
Distributed byColumbia Pictures
Release date
June 4, 1942
Running time
65 minutes
CountryUnited States

Budd Boetticher was working as an assistant director at Columbia notably to George Stevens on The More the Merrier. Harry Cohn took a liking to Boetticher and got him to direct the last two days of filming. Boetticher said it was a 12-day picture and recalled "my God, I studied! I prepared every angle, I went over the script line by line, I prepared for those two days as if I were directing Gone With the Wind, because I didn't have any talent for it. "[2]

Boetticher called Landers "a no-talent guy. They called him the "D" director there at Columbia; he just wasn't any good. Whenever they had a picture they didn't really care about, they'd give it to Landers."[2] He later performed a similar task on U-Boat Prisoner (1944).


  1. Duprey, S. J. (2002, 12). "Take her down!" submarine film standouts. Sea Classics, 35, 34. Retrieved from
  2. Budd Boetticher: The Last Interview Wheeler, Winston Dixon. Film Criticism; Meadville Vol. 26, Iss. 3, (Spring 2002): 52-0_3.

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