Penetrating revelations about shipwreck survivors adrift in lonely
lifeboat during WW2. Bankhead remarkable as spoiled rich girl,
Slezak fine as Nazi taken aboard. Only Hitchcock would take on
the challenge of such a film and succeed. Jo Swerling adapted
John Steinbeck's original story.
The pictures in the cameo appearance were genuine as Hitch had just
been on a crash diet (although not with the fictional Reduco).
Hitchcock makes his cameo appearance in "before" and "after" pictures
in a newspaper advert for Reduco the Obesity slayer.