Murray Alper

  1. William Bendix, Lifeboat, 1943.     The entire 97 minutes takes place on a crowded lifeboat after a German U-boat sank a passenger ship during WWII.  Only Alfred Hitchcock could pull it off! When Alper fell ill soon after filming began, Bendix took over as Gus Smith – undergoing an emergency leg amputation carried out by Walter Slezak as the commander of the very submarine that sunk the vessel.

 Birth year: 1904Death year: 1984Other name: Casting Calls:  1