The Phantom Submarine (film)

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The Phantom Submarine
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Theatrical release poster
Directed by Charles Barton
Screenplay by Joseph Krumgold
Based onOcean Gold
by Augustus Muir
Produced byRalph Cohn
Starring Anita Louise
Bruce Bennett
Oscar O'Shea
John Tyrrell
Pedro de Cordoba
Victor Wong
Cinematography Barney McGill
Edited by William Lyon
Distributed byColumbia Pictures
Release date
  • December 20, 1940 (1940-12-20)
Running time
70 minutes
CountryUnited States

The Phantom Submarine is a 1940 American adventure film directed by Charles Barton and written by Joseph Krumgold. The film stars Anita Louise, Bruce Bennett, Oscar O'Shea, John Tyrrell, Pedro de Cordoba and Victor Wong. The film was released on December 20, 1940, by Columbia Pictures. [1] [2] [3]



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