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                       " A T O M I C   S U B M A R I N E "


                                  Screenplay by

                                ORVILLE H. HAMPTON



                                     PRODUCER

                                    ALEX GORDON



                                     DIRECTOR

                                 SPENCER G. BENNET



            IN ASSOCIATION WITH                    PRODUCTION MANAGER

            JACK RABIN & IRVING BLOCK              EDWARD MOREY, JR.







                             GORHAM-RAYLOCK PRODUCTIONS

-  -  -

                                "ATOMIC SUBMARINE"



                  AHEAD OF TITLES - PROLOGUE

                  FADE IN:

            1     STOCK SHOT - NORTH POLE AREA - DAY

                  With, possibly, radically-designed jet planes flying
                  over the Arctic wastes.

                                       NARRATOR
                           It cost Commander Robert Peary
                           twenty years or unremitting hard-
                           ship and misery to reach the North
                           Pole, finally, in 1909.

                                                         DISSOLVE TO:


            2     ANOTHER STOCK SHOT - ARCTIC WASTES - DAY

                                       NARRATOR
                           It would have astounded Peary to
                           learn that, by the late 1950's
                           and early 60's, the vast, frozen
                           top-of-the-world he pioneered had
                           become a vital highway for world
                           travel and commerce.  Not just in
                           the skies...

                                                         DISSOLVE TO:


            3     SPECIAL EFFECT SHOT - UNDER ICE - SUBMARINE ROUTE

                                       NARRATOR
                           ...but also deep under the ice,
                           in the frigid, five-million-square-
                           mile depths of the Arctic Ocean.


            4     SPECIAL EFFECT SHOT - CARGO SUB STURGEON - DAY

                  The huge, heavy vessel glides smoothly along, between
                  underwater mountains, following the well-beaten Polar
                  route.

                                                         (CONTINUED)

-  -  -

                                                                       2.


            4     (CONTINUED)

                                        NARRATOR
                            Here great passenger and cargo-
                            carrying atomic submarines glided
                            by the dozens, back and forth
                            across the Pole, until a series
                            of mysterious undersea disasters
                            threatened to close the Arctic
                            route forever.


            5     SPECIAL EFFECT SHOT - CLOSE SHOT - STURGEON

                  As it glides, very close, PAST CAMERA, so we can read
                  the name:  U.S.A.S. STURGEON (United States Atom Sub
                  Sturgeon) on the bow.  We may spot the closed-circuit
                  TV camera on the surface of the conning tower.

                                        NARRATOR
                            The decisive moment came May 3, at
                            1315 hours, when the undersea
                            atomic liner, Sturgeon, largest of
                            them all, reached 87 degrees, 10
                            minutes north latitude - only a
                            few miles from the North Pole it-
                            self!


            6     SPECIAL EFFECT SHOT - UNDERWATER ICE CAVE - DAY

                  In the depths of it appears a distant, faint ball of
                  glowing light.  The ball begins moving toward CAMERA,
                  slowly, becoming larger and larger.  There may be a
                  FAINT, WEIRD ELECTRICAL HUM just audible from it.


            7     SPECIAL EFFECT SHOT - CARGO SUB STURGEON

                  It moves ahead, unconscious of impending doom, the Peep-
                  Peep of its sonar impulses now gradually increasing in
                  pitch, Doppler effect, as they echo back from the
                  approaching blob of light.


            8     SPECIAL EFFECT SHOT - THE SAUCER - DAY

                  Dimly seen, a vague, indistinct shape (thru this sequence
                  -- it approaches -- a huge, oval-shaped disc, with what
                  seems to be a revolving turret, or lighthouse, on top.
                  The Peep-Peep of the Sturgeon sonar has now risen to a
                  frantic scream, and the MAGNETIC, LOW-FREQUENCY HUM from
                  the saucer becomes louder and louder

-  -  -

                                                                      3.


            9     SPECIAL EFFECT SHOT - PAN SHOT WITH STURGEON

                  The great atom sub glides past camera, but now, as we
                  are shooting from her stern over the bow, we see the
                  screws halt, then go into reverse, and she begins to
                  back away, back TOWARD CAMERA.  Then, in the b.g., we
                  see the saucer, the great, eerie 'eye' or whatever it
                  is, looming like a searchlight on her top, and the
                  oval shape seeming like a great mass of glowing energy.
                  The saucer is easily overtaking the reversed Sturgeon,
                  when:


            10    SPECIAL EFFECT SHOT - THE SAUCER

                  It moves to a position nearly filling screen, when...

                  A great bolt of sheer high-frequency energy - like an
                  undersea lightning bolt - stabs out from somewhere in
                  the saucer, and lances out TOWARD CAMERA.


            11    SPECIAL EFFECT SHOT - THE SAUCER AND STURGEON

                  The great, stabbing bolt of energy impinges on the hull
                  of the Sturgeon, and for an instant, the entire sub
                  seems to glow with radiant light.  Then, in closer de-
                  tails, we see the effects...


            12    SPECIAL EFFECT SHOT - BOW OF STURGEON

                  It seems to melt away (or collapse) like a shell of
                  paraffin over a fire.  The water boils and hisses
                  about it.


            13    SPECIAL EFFECT SHOT - CONNING TOWER

                  The radio antenna, the periscope, the mast, the tower
                  itself - all seem to melt, and collapse.


            14    SPECIAL EFFECT SHOT - THE STURGEON

                  What is left of the Sturgeon, glowing and hissing,
                  still red hot, begins rising to the surface, towards
                  the ice-layer.


            15    SPECIAL EFFECT SHOT - THE SAUCER

                  It reverses, draws back into the ice-cave from which
                  it issued.

-  -  -

                                                                     4.


            16    SPECLAL EFFECT SHOT - ABOVE ICE - DAY

                  And now, she seems to be rising in a tremendous crunch-
                  ing, grinding, writhing activity.  Finally, it breaks
                  completely, and for a moment, the red-hot hull of the
                  Sturgeon is visible in the cracking, grinding masses
                  of ice.  Then, a larger hiss of steam, and finally a
                  ROAR of earthquake volume, a fireball, then a mushroom
                  cloud.  The atomic reactor of the Sturgeon has blown up,
                  the ship is vaporized to nothingness.  As the atomic
                  cloud rises up toward camera...


            17    SCREEN WHIRLS OPTICALLY INTO A SPIRAL BLUR

                  and then

                                                         DISSOLVES TO:


            18    INSERT - CLCSEUP - NEWSPAPER FRONT PAGE

                  This comes WHIRLING INTO VIEW, then WHIRLING STOPS and
                  we can read the headline in the CAPITAL TIMES.

                                CLOSE ARCTIC SEA LANE
                                AFTER EPIC DISASTER!!
                                      - - -
                                Mysterious Loss of Sturgeon,
                                Latest in Series of Polar
                                Tragedies, Prompts
                                Drastic Action.

                                                         DISSOLVE TO:


            19    EXT. STOCK SHOTS - WASHINGTON

                  Prererably of the Pentagon.  A helicopter shot of it
                  would be most readily identifiable.

                                       NARRATOR
                           According to the official reports,
                           the next phase of the life-and-
                           death drama occurred May 10, in
                           Washington --

                                                         DISSOLVE TO:


            20    INSERT - CLOSEUP PANELED DOOR

                  On which is lettered:

                                                         (CONTINUED)

-  -  -

                                                                        5.


            20    (CONTINUED)

                                BUREAU OF ARCTIC DEFENSE
                                       WAR ROOM
                                 NO ADMITTANCE WITHOUT
                                       SPECIAL
                                  SECURITY CLEARANCE

                                        NARRATOR
                            -- at a hush-hush, super-secret
                            meeting in the Arctic theater
                            war room.


            21    INT. WAR ROOM - DAY - MATTE SHOT - EST. SHOT

                  This room is, more than anything else, a system of maps
                  and charts - a huge detail of the Arctic ocean occupy-
                  ing an entire wall behind the conference table.  On it
                  are small, magnetic models of submarines, defense
                  stations, etc.  Also, to one side, is a huge globe of
                  the world, on a revolving stand.  File cabinets, rolled
                  maps and charts, shelves of references, navigation
                  guides, etc.  All business; no time wasted on decora-
                  tion.  There is an electric lock on the door; no one
                  can 'burst in' on the excuse of making a mistake.


            22    CLOSE SHOT - ADMIRAL TERHUNE

                  The burly, grim-faced Admiral, in uniform, is at the
                  head of the conference table.  There is an intercom
                  on a small stand beside his position at the table.  The
                  Admiral has a sheaf of reports and photographs, also
                  a stack of mimeographed 'briefs' at his elbow.  No
                  nonsense; Terhune speaks in clipped, brief phrases,
                  almost as if he has digested sentences down to short,
                  terse bursts before 'releasing' them from his lips.
                  The Admiralts lips are moving as we first see him,
                  but we do not hear his speech until the Narrator is
                  finished.

                                        NARRATOR
                            Admiral Terhune, in charge of the
                            Arctic Theater for the Joint Chiefs,
                            well knew the effect the 'leak' of
                            any of the explosive information
                            would have on the world civilian
                            population.  So the Admiral was
                            determined:  There would be no
                            leaks!

-  -  -

                 REVISED 5-26-59         "ATOMIC SUBMARINE
                                                                     6.

            23   FULL SHOT - PAST CONFERENCE TABLE - TOWARD DOOR

                 And now we see Admiral Terhune in the close f.g., and
                 the other participants of the meeting - DR. CLIFFORD KENT,
                 a practical, 'egghead' scientist, Chief of Scientific
                 Research and Weapons Development; SIR IAN HUNT, English,
                 winner of the Nobel prize for Oceanography, and Defense
                 Secretary Murdock, distinguished, white-haired.

                 There is a KNOCK.  Admiral Terhune presses the button,
                 the lock BUZZES, and the door opens.

                 COMMANDER WENDOVER steps inside.  He is a hard-bitten,
                 intelligent young-old man of about forty.  Years of
                 responsibility have made him older mentally than physically.
                 He is the highest type of the professional navy man, the
                 elite of the new craft, the atomic submarine.

                                        WENDOVER
                                 Admiral Terhune!

            24   PANNING WITH WENDOVER

                 He manages a smile, puts out his hand as he crosses to
                 the Admiral's place at the table, in a TIGHT GROUP SHOT
                 with the other men.

                                        ADMIRAL
                          (addressing the men at the table)
                                 Gentlemen, this is the man we've
                                 been waiting for - Skipper of the
                                 atom killer sub, Tiger Shark -
                                 Commander Dan Wendover.
                                      (indicating)
                                 This is Justin Murdock, Secretary
                                 of Defense...

                                        WENDOVER
                                 Mr. Murdock...

                                        MURDOCK
                                 Commander.

                                        ADMIRAL
                                 And I know you've heard of Dr.
                                 Clifford Kent, Dan --

                 Wendover puts out his hand and the scientist takes it.

                                        KENT
                                 Commander.

                                        ADMIRAL
                                 Dr. Kent had a lot to do with the
                                 development and design of your boat.
                                        (continued)

                                                            (CONTINUED)

-  -  -

                 REVISED 5-26-59        "ATOMIC SUBMARINE"         7.

            24   (CONTINUED)
                                       MURDOCK
                                     (indicating)
                             Sir Ian Hunt just flew in from
                             London.

                                       WENDOVER
                                      (impressed)
                             Are you the Doctor Hunt - Nobel
                             prize winner for Oceanography?

                                       SIR IAN
                                      (smiling)
                             Let's say I took the bows for a
                             team of brrlliant associates.

                 They take their seats at the table.  Terhune indicates
                 a place for Wendover; meanwhile, he pulls a sheet of
                 paper from a file folder in front of him.  Looking at
                 them all in turn to command attention, the Admiral says:

                                       ADMIRAL
                             Gentlemen, to begin, let me read
                             you just one line from a detailed
                             staff study prepared for the Joint
                             Chiefs: "In our judgment, these Arctic
                             disasters may prove the gravest
                             emergency in all history."

            25   REACTION SHOT - PANNING OVER FACES

                 As part of the above line carries over scene.

                                       MURDOCK O.S.
                             Any comments on that statement?

            26   CLOSE TWO - SIR IAN AND KENT

                 Sir Ian, in typical English underplay fashion, comments:

                                       SIR IAN
                             Bit on the fanciful side, isn't it,
                             Sir?

            27   GROUP SHOT

                 The Admiral smiles wryly, murmurs:

                                                             (CONTINUED)

-  -  -

                                                                      8.


            27    (CONTINUED)

                                       ADMIRAL
                           Possibly, possibly.
                                  (then, a new thought,
                                  taking another paper
                                  from the folder)
                           Let me read you a partial list
                           of observed phenomena:
                           1.  Complete disruption of communica-
                           tions with Dew line warning stations.
                           2.  Destruction of four surface
                           vessels, largest, 10,000 tons.
                           3.  Radioactivity in Arctic waters,
                           floe ice and bergs.
                           4.  Peculiar television images preceding
                           each distress call.
                           5.  Seven Polar atom subs, vanished
                           without a trace!
                                  (a grim smile)
                           "Fanciful" did you say, Sir Ian?


            28    REACTION SHOTS - CLOSEUPS - MEN

                  To INTERCUT above, while Admiral reads.


            29    TIGHT GROUP

                  The Admiral looks up expectantly into the faces.

                                       ADMIRAL
                           Now we come to you, Dan.  You
                           skipper the Tiger Shark, the
                           most advanced, the deadliest
                           killer sub in the fleet.  Right
                           now she's undergoing emergency,
                           around the clock modification in
                           the Bremerton navy yard.

                  The Admiral pulls a cross-section of the Tiger Shark
                  from his pile of documents, uses a pencil to indicate
                  his point as he says:

                                       ADMIRAL (cont'd)
                           The orders call for special obser-
                           vation and testing instruments
                           here...


            30    INSERT - CLOSEUP - DIAGRAM OF SUB

                  As the Admiral's pencil, as a pointer, follows his
                  words, he explains:

                                                         (CONTINUED)

-  -  -

                                                                       9.


            30    (CONTINUED)

                                        ADMIRAL O.S.
                            Removal of all but two atomic
                            torpedos.  Special launching
                            equipment for water-to-air
                            ballistic missiles.  A special
                            escape hatch in the keel for the
                            Lungfish.


            31    GROUP SHOT - FAVORING WENDOVER AND ADMIRAL

                  As Wendover frowns, puzzled.

                                        WENDOVER
                            'The Lungfish?'

                                        ADMIRAL
                            A special deep-exploration device
                            - sort of an animated diving bell.
                            Captain Siguard Nielsen developed
                            it, after he retired, if you remem-
                            ber?
                                   (tossing the diagram
                                   back on the pile)
                            He'll be going with you -
                                   (then, indicating
                                   the other two
                                   scientists)
                            - along with Dr. Kent, and Sir Ian.


            32    CAMERA ROLLS IN SLOWLY FOR TIGHT TWO OF THE ADMIRAL
                  AND WENDOVER

                  Wendover's face becoming more and more grim as the
                  Admiral explains:

                                        ADMIRAL
                            Special orders are being cut
                            recalling your entire crew
                            from leave, effective at once.
                            There's a fast jet at National
                            Airport waiting to fly you,
                            Dr. Kent and Sir Ian to Seattle.


            33    CAMERA MOVES IN FOR BIG HEAD OF WENDOVER

                  as the Admiral concludes:

                                                          (CONTINUED)

-  -  -

                REVISED 5-26-59        "ATOMIC SUBMARINE"
                                                                10.
            33   (CONTINUED)

                                      ADMIRAL O.S.
                             The Mission of the Tiger Shark is
                             to hunt down and identify the cause
                             of these Arctic disasters.  If humanly
                             possible, you will remove it:

                                                       SLOW DISSOLVE TO:

            33-A  STOCK SHOT - SEATTLE - PREFERABLY HIGH PANORAMA - NIGHT

                                                       DISSOLVE TO:

-  -  -

               REVISED 5-26-59        "ATOMIC SUBMARINE"
                                                               10-A.
            33-B   INT. REEF'S APARTMENT - NIGHT

                   A modern bachelor apartment - living room and bedroom
                   combination, nicely furnished, with a kitchenette
                   behind a pass-through bar at the other end of the room.
                   This doubles as a bar for mixing drinks.  Empty
                   glasses and the remnants of snacks are scattered about.

            33-C   APARTMENT DOOR - THREE SHOT - DAVE  HELEN  REEF

                   LIEUTENANT DAVE MILBURN, ex-Naval Academy halfback
                   and inter-collegiate boxing champion, hard-nosed and
                   trigger-tempered, is reluctantly taking leave from
                   Reef's party.  His pretty, placid wife, HELEN, is
                   indeavoring to get him through the open door and cut
                   his 'farewell scene' short.  Dave is slightly, but
                   not objectionably, high.  REEF HOLLOWAY, a handsome,
                   capable, relaxed Annapolis-type, is smiling amiably
                   and bantering with Dave, all the while trying to
                   usher him out with determined speed.  But it is not
                   easy to get Dave through the door.  He is chattering
                   constantly, in a lecturing tone, to someone inside
                   the apartment o.s.

                                      DAVE
                                   (earnestly)
                             ...Not that I don't think our
                             Lieutenant Commander Holloway is
                             the finest exec in the sub fleet,
                             Julie...and not that he isn't the
                             best friend I have -

                                      HELEN
                              (pulling Dave by his arm)
                             Come on, Dave.  You talk too much.

                                      DAVE
                             Quiet, Little Mother!
                                   (back to Julie o.s.)
                             I feel it behooves me to warn
                             you -

            33-D   FULL SHOT - JULIE

                   perched on the arm of an overstuffed chair, in all
                   her lush female magnificence - contoured and
                   accoutered elegantly - with fine legs, long and sexy.
                   Julie is drool-bait, especially for an undersea
                   sailor who only comes up for air and 'so forth'
                   every three months.  Julie smiles to herself as she
                   listens to Dave's slightly thick, but earnest advice.

                                      DAVE
                              (continuing, o.s.)
                             Our friend Reef is no less than
                             Number One Howl of the entire sub
                             Wolf Pack.  Nuclear powered!  When
                             it comes to women, he has a built-in
                             sonar detector that -

-  -  -

                 REVISED 5-26-59         "ATOMIC SUBMARINE"      10-B-C-D.
            33-E   THREE SHOT - REEF DAVE HELEN - APARTMENT DOOR

                   Reef is trying to crowd Dave through the door from
                   behind while Helen is tugging away at him from the outer
                   portion of the doorway.

                                         REEF
                               Now, Dave Old Buddy, you know
                               you're exaggerating -
                                       (to Helen)
                               What do you think of this husband
                               of yours?  On most boats a certain
                               loyalty exists between the Exec and
                               his Navigation and Firing Officer.
                                       (he sighs tragically)
                               But unfortunately, in the case of
                               Lieutenant Dave Milburn of the Tiger
                               Shark and myself -

                                         DAVE
                                   (fighting his way back
                                    inside, militantly)
                               But Julie's a nice girl, and I've
                               seen you work.  She deserves a fighting
                               chance!

                                         REEF
                               Helen.  I appeal to you -

                                         HELEN
                                   (clutching Dave by both
                                    shoulders and staring him in
                                    the eye)
                               Dave!  Look at me!  I am the mother
                               of your three children!  Now please
                               take me home to them.  At once!

                   Dave smiles weakly, now feeling the drinks, bows
                   heroically to the room at large, and exits scene
                   under Helen's guiding arm.  Reef closes the door
                   behind them with an elaborate sigh, then CAMERA
                   PANS WITH HIM into scene with Julie.  She looks up
                   at him impishly and smiles:

                                        JULIE
                              Dave is exaggerating.  Just think, a
                              man spends three months in a deep freeze.
                              It'd take his whole shore leave just to
                              thaw him out.  By that time, he's ready
                              to report back!

                                        REEF
                              It won't take me long to defrost -
                              not around you!

                   The moment is pregnant with anticipation as Reef
                   meets the unspoken challenge in Julie's eyes as we

                                                            DISSOLVE TO:

-  -  -

                REVISED 5-26-59        "ATOMIC SUBMARINE"        10-E

            33-F   TIGHT TWO SHOT - BIG HEADS - REEF AND JULIE

                   In a deep, torried kiss on the couch.  Eyes closed,
                   they enthusiastically plumb the depths of feeling, then,
                   at last, reluctantly, they break apart.  Julie sighs
                   deeply.  Reef shakes his head, like a boxer who has
                   sustained a knockout punch, trying to clear it.  CAMERA
                   PULLS BACK for MED. TWO.  Julie, unable to speak for a
                   moment, throws a quick look at Reef, who seems to be
                   gulping for air, then she reaches for a cigarette from
                   a box on the coffee table.  She drops two or three as
                   she fumbles for one and finally gets it in her mouth.

                   Reef picks up a table lighter, strikes it, holds it to
                   her cigarette.  But his arm is trembling so he cannot
                   hold it steady.  Finally, Julie grasps his wrist, holds
                   the flame steady, then contrives to bring the tip of the
                   cigarette in contact with it.  She leans back, takes a
                   deep drag, only now dares to speak.

                                        JULIE
                                      (ruefully)
                               What was I saying...about thawing
                               out icebergs?

                   Reef manages a tiny smile.  Then he observes:

                                        REEF
                               You never can tell about ice-
                               bergs.  Only one-ninth above water.

                   Julie weighs this, then studies Reef appraisingly:

                                        JULIE
                               After that kiss - I'd say that's
                               about right.

                   Reef snuggles closer to her, slips an arm about her
                   waist, murmurs:

                                                             (CONTINUED)

-  -  -

                                                                      10-F


            33-M  (CONTINUED)

                                        REEF
                            Do you feel anything?

                                        JULIE
                                   (incredulous, dis-
                                   traught)
                            Are you kidding???

                  She takes a couple of rapid puffs, reaches for her
                  drink, takes a long pull at it.

                                        REEF
                            I mean - that this is the be-
                            ginning of something - that it
                            wasn't just...accidental, our
                            getting together?

                                        JULIE
                                   (wryly)
                            Original!
                                   (staring off, as
                                   if to recall)
                            Isn't the next chorus something
                            about:  'Let's not waste one
                            precious golden moment - any
                            second, there could be a knock
                            on the door, and -

                  Reef covers her mouth with his fingertips, murmurs:

                                        REEF
                            Stranger things have happened,
                            you know.  I've had leaves can-
                            celled like -

                  He snaps his fingers.  Now Julie covers his lips,
                  murmurs with unmistakable import:

                                        JULIE
                            Then by all means, let's not
                            waste time!

                  And she kisses him - hard, enthusiastically.  Immedi-
                  ately, happ1ly, Reef enters into the spirit of the
                  thing.

-  -  -

                                                                     10-G



            34    (OMITTED)


            34-A  INSERT - CLOSEUP GLOVED HAND - AT DOOR OF REEF'S
                  APARTMENT

                  A uniform glove.  It comes up to the bell, which is be-
                  neath a card reading:  LT. COMM. RICH. L. HOLLOWAY, U.S.N.
                  The gloved finger punches the bell.


            35    INT. REEF'S APARTMENT - NIGHT - TIGHT TWO - REEF AND
                  JULIE

                  Still kissing.  Julie murmurs:

                                        JULIE
                            I hear a bell.

                  Eyes closed, Reef murmurs:

                                        REEF
                            I hear a whole carillon of 'em!

                  And he kisses her again.


            36    INT. HALL OUTSIDE REEF'S APARTMENT - NIGHT - INSERT -
                  CLOSE PAN - WITH HAND

                  As it leaves the bell, begins BANGING on the door in-
                  sistently.


            37    INT. REEF'S APARTMENT - NIGHT - TWO SHOT - JULIE AND
                  REEF

                  Again, frowning, she listens:

                                        JULIE
                            What's that pounding?

                  Reef, eyes still closed, takes her hand, places it over
                  his heart.

                                        REEF
                                   (murmurs)
                            Need I say more?

                  And he kisses her again.  The POUNDING STOPS.

-  -  -

                 REVISED 5-26-59         "ATOMIC SUBMARINE"      10-H

            38   OVER SHOULDERS OF REEF AND JULIE - DOWN AT FLOOR

                 And now Julie, looking over Reef's shoulder, sees an
                 envelope pushed under the door from the hall outside.
                 She reacts, taps him on the shoulder.

                                        JULIE
                                     (insistently)
                              Reef - look!

                 Reluctantly, he turns, sees the envelope.  He frowns at
                 her.  With extreme reluctance, he goes to the door,
                 stoops down, picks up the envelope, removes the contents.
                 Julie waits anxiously.

                 Suddenly, Reef grasps the significance, slaps his fore-
                 head in exasperation.

                                         REEF
                              Oh no!

                                         JULIE
                                       (alarmed)
                              What's wrong?

                 She jumps up, goes over to him, grasps his wrist, looks
                 at the papers.  She, too, reacts, as Reef tragically slaps
                 his forehead again, looks regretfully at her - this lovely,
                 willing morsel.

                                         REEF
                              Oh no!

                 And he is almost crying as we -

                                                        SLOW DISSOLVE TO:

             38-A  STOCK SHOT - A NAVY YARD - NIGHT

                                                        CUT TO:

-  -  -

                REVISED 5-26-59          "ATOMIC SUBMARINE"        11

             39   EXT. NAVY YARD - NIGHT - CLOSEUP SIGN ON BUILDING

                                     BREMERTON NAVY YARD
                                         DOCKS 1-6
                              No Admittance Except to Authorized
                                     U.S. Navy Personnel

                  CAMERA PANS OFF SIGN to pick up jeep which pulls up to
                  the front of the gate leading to the pier.  Reef Holloway,
                  very grim-faced, very disgusted, climbs out, takes his
                  sea bag from the vehicle.  The jeep pulls away.  Reef,
                  shaking his head regretfully, starts toward the Marine
                  guard at the door.

         OMIT 40
             40A  NAVY YARD - AT GATE

                  CHIEF OF THE BOAT 'GRIFF' GRIFFIN, an 'old Navy' man
                  with clipboard, is checking off seamen, one by one, as
                  they pass through the gate, murmuring their names and
                  passing on the submarine o.s.

                  As Reef approaches, LIEUT. DAVE MILBURN intercepts him.

                                        DAVE
                                   Reef!

                                        REEF
                                      (glumly)
                                   So they caught up with you, too?

             40B  TWO SHOT - DAVE & REEF

                                        DAVE
                                      (sadly)
                                   At the worst possible moment.
                                   Tomorrow is Janie's birthday.
                                   Poor little kid has looked forward
                                   for two months to having her Daddy
                                   home.  Now -

                                        REEF
                                      (unimpressed)
                                   That's the worst possible moment?

                                        DAVE
                                      (frowning)
                                   What could be worse than disappoint-
                                   ing a little girl?

                                       REEF
                                      (flatly)
                                   Disappointing a big girl!

                                                             (CONTINUED)

-  -  -

                  REVISED 5-26-59        "ATOMIC SUBMARINE"
                                                                   11-A
             40B  (CONTINUED)

                  Dave, with a wicked grin, takes this big.

                                         DAVE
                                     Julie!

                               (he laughs cruelly, unsympathetically)

                  Reef throws him a dirty, betrayed look.

             40C  PANNING WITH THEM - PAST GRIFF

                  As they start through the gate past Griff, who acknowledges
                  them.  Dave laughs heartily, claps Reef sympathetically on
                  the shoulder.

                                         DAVE
                                     Tough, old buddy!  Really
                                     tough!

                                                              DISSOLVE TO:

             41   INT. CONTROL ROOM - GROUP SHOT - WENDOVER  HUNT  KENT

                  As Dave and Reef come down ladder and greet Wendover.

                                         REEF
                                      (puzzled)
                                     Thought you were going to
                                     Washington, Skipper.

                                         WENDOVER
                                     I did go.  Just back.
                                      (then)
                                     Reef, these are a couple of
                                     our passengers - Sir Ian Hunt,
                                     and Dr. Clifford Kent.  My exec,
                                     Commander Richard Holloway.

                                         REEF
                                      (shaking hands)
                                     I met Dr. Kent, once.

                                         KENT
                                     Nice to see you again, Commander.

                                         REEF
                                      (puzzled)
                                     Are you men going with us?  What
                                     for?  Where -

                                         WENDOVER
                                      (non-commitally)
                                     We'll discuss that later.

-  -  -

                REVISED 5-26-59         "ATOMIC SUBMARINE"       12.

            42     PAN WITH WENDOVER TO SEAMAN

                                       WENDOVER
                             Tell Chief Griffin to report to
                             me as soon as the crew is aboard.

                   The seaman acknowledges the order and exits.

                                       WENDOVER
                                 (to Kent and Sir Ian)
                             My yeoman will show you to your
                             quarters.

                                       SIR IAN
                             Thank you.

                   One of the seamen leads the way out bulkhead door
                   to the wardroom.

            42A    EXT. NAVY YARD - AT GATE (as in 40-A)

                   The seaman who reported Wendover's message is just
                   exiting scene.  Griffin is checking names off on his
                   roster as YEOMAN CHESTER TUTTLE, rumor-monger of the
                   Tiger Shark, approaches the Chief.

                                       CHESTER
                             What's the scoop, Griff?  Hauled
                             out in the middle of the night - all
                             leaves cancelled.  We goin' to war,
                             or what?

                                       GRIFF
                                    (logically)
                             Don't you worry, Chester.  When the
                             Skipper wants you to know what's going
                             on, he'll tell you.  Okay?

                                       CHESTER
                                    (not satisfied)
                             I don't like it.  This is all mighty
                             funny -

                                       GRIFF
                                    (non-commitally)
                             Isn't it, though?
                                    (then, motioning with his
                                     pencil)
                             Suppose you get aboard, anyway, huh?

                  Disgruntled, Chester passes through the gate, as Griff
                  checks him off on the roster and grins after him.

-  -  -

                 REVISED 5-26-59        "ATOMIC SUBMARINE"       13-14

            43    INT. CONTROL ROOM - NIGHT

                  Here is the 'brain' of the sub - the controls, the
                  TV monitors, the sonar sets, the 'Christmas Tree' panel
                  of warning lights, etc.

            44    FULL SHOT - THE CON

                  Dave Milburn is already busy checking the equipment.
                  The other seamen are preparing the boat for sea.  Reef
                  turns to Wendover.

                                        REEF
                                  I think I'll stow my gear.

                  But Wendover, with a peculiar look, frowns, and says:

                                        WENDOVER
                                  I'm - afraid I have some bad
                                  news for you, Reef -
                                      (as Reef looks at him)
                                  You'll have to share quarters,
                                  this trip.

                                        REEF
                                      (frowns, puzzled)
                                  Who with?

                                        WENDOVER
                                  Dr. Neilsen.  He'll be - -

                                                           (CONTINUED)

-  -  -

                                                                       15.


            44    (CONTINUED)

                                        REEF
                                   (grins)
                            'Doctor' Neilsen?  When did that
                            happen?

                                        WENDOVER
                                   (puzzled)
                            Huh?

                                        REEF
                                   (cheerfully)
                            It'll be all right.  We're old
                            friends!

                  Now Reef is down below deck level.  Wendover turns
                  towards Dave.  Wendover shrugs helplessly.  Dave re-
                  turns it.

                                        WENDOVER
                                   (checking the plot
                                   board)
                            Get ready.  We shove off as soon
                            as Griff reports all the crew
                            aboard.

                                        DAVE
                            Right, Skipper.

                  He goes to work, as Wendover smiles peculiarly at the
                  bulkhead door through which Reef just passed.


            45    INT. PASSAGEWAY - NIGHT - PAN SHOT - WITH REEF -
                  OVERLAP ACTION ABOVE

                  As he climbs down a ladder into FRAME, then PAN WITH
                  HIM as he eases past a couple of seamen and arrives at
                  the entrance to the exec compartment.  He frowns as he
                  sees a sign by entrance.


            46    INSERT - CLOSEUP - THE SIGN

                  It is only stuck on by scotch tape, below the normal
                  exec sign.  It reads:  DR. NEILSEN.


            47    CLOSE SHOT - REEF

                  He hesitates only a second, knocks, then pushes drapes
                  aside.

-  -  -

                                                                       16.


            48    INT. EXEC COMPARTMET - NIGHT - MED. CLOSE - REEF

                  As he enters, smiling cheerfully:

                                        REEF
                            I understand we'll be sharing
                            quarters, Skipper -
                                   (but then, his grin
                                   fades, becomes a look
                                   of disgust, loathing)
                            Carl!  You - !


            49    TWO SHOT - REEF AND CARL NEILSEN

                  CARL NEILSEN has the look of an ascetic - thin, sensi-
                  tive features, a nervous, intense manner - the 'egg-
                  head' appearance.  He turns, reacts to Reef's presence.
                  He is smoking a cigarette in rapid, nervous puffs.
                  Reef sinks, disgusted onto the bunk.

                                        REEF
                            I should have suspectcd, when
                            I heard that 'Doctor.'  I thought
                            it was your father.

                                        CARL
                            It was supposed to be.  Dad had
                            a heart attack, two days ago.

                                        REEF
                                   (alarmed)
                            How is he - ?

                                        CARL
                            It was moderate.  He'll be
                            all right.
                                   (then)
                            But it was out of the question,
                            his coming along.

                                        REEF
                                   (disgusted)
                            And they thought you could re-
                            place the Skipper?

                  Carl displays a trace of anger for the first time.

                                        CARL
                            There was no choice.  Dad and I
                            developed the Lungfish together.
                            Except for him, I'm the only one
                            qualified to dive in it.

                                                          (CONTINUED)

-  -  -

                                                                    17-18


            49    (CONTINUED)

                                        REEF
                            You could train someone else.

                                        CARL
                            Not in two days.
                                   (then, earnestly)
                            Look:  Do you think I wanted
                            to come?  If it didn't mean
                            so much to Dad - proving his
                            depth-explorer - it's the last
                            thing I'd want!

                  Reef's lip curls contemptuously.  He mutters slowly,
                  angrily:

                                        REEF
                            That I can believe!

                  Carl drops his eyes at the intensity of Reef's stare.
                  He turns to his gear, begins unpacking his essentials.
                  Reef shakes his head vaguely, worriedly.

                                                          DISSOLVE TO:


            50
            thru  (OMITTED)
            53


            54    EXT. SUBMARINE DOCK - NIGHT - STOCK SHOT OR SPECIAL
                  EFFECT - SUBMARINE LEAVING DOCK

                  It makes a turn in the channel, then heads up the
                  Sound, past Seattle, toward the open sea.


                                                          (CONTINUED)

-  -  -

                                                                      19.


            54    (CONTINUED)

                                       NARRATOR
                           The Tiger Shark left her dock
                           at Bremerton at 0335 hours, the
                           morning of May 11, on what was
                           to prove the strangest, most
                           fearful voyage ever made by a
                           submarine, atomic or otherwise.

                                                         WIPE TO:


            55    INT. CAPTAIN'S COMPARTMENT - NIGHT - CLOSE SHOT -
                  WENDOVER AT DESK

                  He carefully opens a compartment of his desk, locked
                  by a combination lock, takes out the log book and the
                  sealed orders for the voyage.  Then, replacing the
                  orders in the compartment, he takes a pen and begins
                  making an entry in the log.

                                       NARRATOR
                           Simultaneously with the 'Shark's'
                           departure, and with his crew still
                           in the dark concerning their secret,
                           fateful mission, Skipper Wendover
                           made the first notation in the log...


            56    INSERT - CLOSEUP - THE LOG BOOK

                  As Wendover's hand writes, carefully and precisely:
                  MAY 11 - 0335 HOURS.  DEPARTED BREMERTON DOCK, FULL
                           CREW - SPECIAL PASSENGERS KENT, HUNT,
                           NEILSEN.  WILL BRIEF CREW IN TWO HOURS
                           AFTER CLEARING SOUND...

                                       NARRATOR
                           ...The men would remain un-briefed
                           for two hours, until the Tiger
                           Shark cleared Puget Sound and was
                           headed for the open sea...

                                                         DISSOLVE TO:


            57    INT. CREW DINING ROOM - NIGHT - FULL SHOT - THE
                  DINING HALL

                  Which has a series of long tables and benches, re-
                  movable when the room is to be used for other pur-
                  poses.  To one side is the pass-through to the galley,

                                                         (CONTINUED)

-  -  -

                REVISED 5-26-59         "ATOMIC SUBMARINE"       20.

             57   (CONTINUED)

                  where there is always a cook on duty to feed and
                  coffee men coming off watch.  There are several crew
                  members drinking coffee at the tables now.  We see CPO
                  Griff Griffin enter, almost stumble and fall over a huge
                  pile of equipment on the floor - aqualungs, face masks,
                  tanks, fins, rubber suits, etc. - sharkman outfits.
                  Griff explodes:

                                        GRIFF
                                Who the devil belongs to this...
                                gear?

                                        POWELL O.S.
                                We do, Chief.

                  And AL POWELL, a long, lean drink-of-water, and his
                  partner, DON CARNEY, shorter, stockier, an ill-assorted
                  pair, step into scene, looking somewhat uneasily at the
                  irate Chief.

                                        GRIFF
                                Oh?  You two guys - what do you
                                do around here?

                                        CARNEY
                                Underwater demolition.  Seamen
                                First Class Powell...
                                      (indicating the taller)
                                ...and I'm Carney.

                                        GRIFF
                                      (exasperated)
                                Yeah, I know - so you're frogmen!

                                        POWELL
                                We're off tin cans.  We've looked
                                this pig-boat over from fore-to-aft,
                                but can't seem to find an empty
                                locker to stow our stuff.

                                        GRIFF
                                An empty locker in a sub?  Are you
                                kidding?
                                      (then, hands on hips)
                                This whole deal is making less and
                                less sense to me.  What're frogmen
                                doing aboard the Tiger Shark?


                                                           (CONTINUED)

-  -  -

                                                                       21.


            57    (CONTINUED)

                                        CARNEY
                            Following orders, like everybody
                            else in the navy.
                                   (he takes out his
                                   and Powell's, hands
                                   them to Griff)

                  Griff examines them, scratches the back of his neck,
                  shakes his head.

                                        GRIFF
                            Beats me.
                                   (then, handing
                                   back the orders)
                            I don't envy you swabbies, swimmin'
                            in that North Pole ice water.

                                        POWELL
                            Meantime, where'll we stash these
                            gizmos?

                  Griff gestures for them to pick it up, and follow him.

                                        GRIFF
                            Come on.  Maybe we can hide it
                            somewhere in the aft torpedo
                            room.

                  Powell and Carney pick up their gear, follow Griff aft.

                                                          DISSOLVE TO:


            58    EXT. OPEN OCEAN - NIGHT - SPECIAL EFFECT SHOT -
                  TIGER SHARK SNORKEL

                  The only portion of the sub above water.

                                        NARRATOR
                            Shortly before dawn, the Tiger
                            Shark, running submerged at
                            better than thirty knots, had
                            left the Sound behind and was
                            headed for the open sea.


            59    INT. PASSAGE TO WARD ROOM - PAN SHOT WITH WENDOVER

                  as he climbs down a ladder from an upper hatch into the
                  passage to the ward room.

-  -  -

                    5-27-59            "ATOMIC SUBMARINE"   22-23

           59-A   INT. WARD ROOM OF SUB - NIGHT

                  The ward room, officers' dining room and "social"
                  area, where the ship's officers, including Reef and
                  Dave, the scientists, Carl Neilsen and Griff, are
                  assembled.  Griff has a microphone ready for the
                  Captain, as he enters.

                  Wendover sits down, as Griff steps back a pace or two.
                  Wendover takes out his sealed orders, opens them,
                  glances through them, then hands them to Reef.

                                      WENDOVER
                              These are our orders, Reef.  Better
                              look them over while I fill in the
                              crew.

                  Reef takes them, and is reading them intently while
                  the Captain is saying into the microphone:

                                      WENDOVER
                              Now hear this: All men of the
                              Tiger Shark.  This is the Captain
                              speaking.
                                    (he takes a deep breath)
                              I know you're wondering about all
                              the mystery -

           OMIT 60-62

-  -  -

                   5-27-59           "ATOMIC SUBMARINE"      24.

           63     REACTION SHOTS - ABOUT SUB

                  In thc (a) torpedo room (b) crew dining room
                  (c) control room, as desired, to intercut
                  Wendover's briefing.  All the faces are sober,
                  xxx tense.

                                      WENDOVER O.S.
                                        (filter)
                              Our mission is so dangerous it
                              had to be kept completely secret.
                              It's our job to find out what
                              caused the disasters under the
                              Arctic ice.  Once we cross the
                              Arctic Circle, any command you
                              hear will be the real thing,
                              remember that!

           64     INT. WARD ROOM - NIGHT - MED. GROUP - ABOUT WENDOVER

                  As he finishes, his face set, solemn, sober.

                                      WENDOVER
                              That's about it.  Now you know as
                              much as I do - as much as anybody does -
                                   (a faint, grim smile)
                              I assured Washington this was the
                              best crew of the best sub in the
                              fleet.  I know you won't make a
                              liar out of me!

                  Wendover clicks off the mike, hands it to Griff,
                  who solemnly hangs it up.  Dave heaves a deep sigh,
                  relieving tension, breathes a solemn:

                                      DAVE
                              Well!

                  Reef, grim, his face frozen, hands the orders back
                  to Wendover.

                                      WENDOVER
                              What do you think?

                                      REEF
                                 (slowly, considering)
                              I think I should have joined the
                              Air Force!

                  And the members of the group manage a faint smile.

-  -  -

                REVISED 5-26-59         "ATOMIC SUBMARINE"        25.

            65    CLOSE SHOT - CARL

                  Nervously he studies Reef.  He is visible just beyond,
                  looks up, meets the glance.  Carl turns ostentatiously
                  away.

                                                            DISSOLVE TO:

            66    MONTAGE SEQUENCE

                  INSERT - CLOSEUP WENDOVER'S HAND WRITING IN LOG

                  And the notation:  MAY 18, 1200 HOURS, STILL RUNNING
                  DUE NORTH VOYAGE UNEVENTFUL POSITION 165:20 W. LONGITUDE,
                  LATITUDE 58' 10'...

                  And over the moving hand we:

                  SUPERIMPOSE:

                  INSERT - ANIMATED MAP OF POLAR REGION

                  With a moving course line of the Tiger Shark's voyage
                  from Puget Sound north into Arctic waters.  At this
                  point she is possibly about opposite Juneau, but far
                  out in the Pacific.

                  Over above two scenes:

                                       NARRATOR
                               A week later, the Tiger Shark was
                               still running due north at cruising
                               speed.  So far the voyage was routine,
                               uneventful.  But the nearer they came
                               to the Arctic Circle...

          OMIT 67

-  -  -

                                                                       26.


            67    (CONTINUED)

                  Over these scenes:

                                        NARRATOR (cont'd)
                            ...the more the tension increased,
                            the more tiny irritations were
                            magnified into bitter feuds...the
                            more the crewmen pondered their
                            possible rate at the end of the
                            voyage...

                  FADE BACK IN - SUPERIMPOSED:


            68    INSERT - THE ANIMATED POLAR MAP

                  With the course line still moving north.

                  END OF MONTAGE

                                                          FADE OUT:


                  FADE IN:

            69    INSERT - CLOSEUP - WENDOVER WRITING IN LOG

                  And now the entry reads:  MAY 20, 0900 HOURS CROSSED
                  ARCTIC CIRCLE NEARING DANGER AREA ALL WATCHES DOUBLED...

                                        NARRATOR
                            On the morning of May 20, the
                            Tiger Shark crossed the Arctic
                            Circle into the critical area...

                                                          DISSOLVE TO:


            70    STOCK SHOTS - ARCTIC

                  This should consist of moving fields of bergs, avalanches
                  polar bears, walrus, etc.

                                                          DISSOLVE TO:


            71    SPECIAL EFFECT SHOT - TIGER SHARK

                  Running at periscope depth.

-  -  -

                REVISED 5-26-59         "ATOMIC SUBMARINE"       27.

            72    INT. CONTROL ROOM - DAY - POV - OPTICAL SHOT -
                  SPECIAL EFFECTS - CLOSE SHOT TV MONITOR

                  As the viewer apparently pans over a field of floating
                  icebergs.

                                                          DISSOLVE TO:

            OMIT
             73
             74
             74A

            75    INT. WARD ROOM - DAY - PANNING WITH REEF AND DAVE

                  As they come in.  Reef stops, glares as he sees Carl,
                  sitting at one of the tables, making calculations on a
                  pad, sipping coffee.  Carl looks up, catches Reef's
                  eye.  Without a word, he finishes his coffee, picks up
                  his material, and goes out.  Dave watches this tableau
                  curiously.  When Carl is gone, Reef goes to the silex,
                  pours a cup of coffee for himself and one for Dave.
                  Dave joins him, puzzled.

                                       REEF
                                    (bitterly)
                              You've asked why I stay a bachelor?
                              There goes the best reason I know!

                                       DAVE
                                    (puzzled)
                              Huh?

                                       REEF
                              I might have a son like that!

-  -  -

            (Revised - 11/14/58)                                       28.


            76    TWO SHOT - AT TABIE

                  As Reef and Dave sit down.  Dave shakes his head, be-
                  wildered.

                                        DAVE
                            I don't get it.  What's with
                            you two?

                  Reef sips his coffee.

                                        REEF
                            I guess Skipper Neilsen re-
                            tired before you enrolled
                            at the Academy, didn't he?

                                        DAVE
                            I guess.

                                        REEF
                                   (sincerely)
                            One of the finest men, and
                            officers, alive.  A real hero
                            - in the best sense of the word
                            - in World War Two.  He taught
                            us Engineering and Design.
                            Fought like a demon to develop
                            atom subs.

                                        DAVE
                            So?

                                        REEF
                                   (bitterly)
                            So all of a sudden his only
                            son drops out of school, be-
                            gins making noises like a
                            pacifist.  A real egghead,
                            do-gooder, and crackpot!  'Ban
                            the atom tests!  Junk the
                            nuclear subs!  Spend the mili-
                            tary budgetfor peace!'

                                        DAVE
                                   (soberly)
                            A lot of people think like
                            that.

                                                           (CONTINUED)

-  -  -

                REVISED 5-26-59        "ATOMIC SUBMARINE"      29-38

            76    (CONTINUED)

                                       REEF
                                    (earnestly)
                            But they're not Skipper Neilsen's
                            son!
                                    (sadly)
                            It broke his heart.  Then when some
                            newspapers called Carl 'the honest,
                            sincere son of a war-mongering father' -
                            Captain Neilsen resigned from the Navy.
                                    (then)
                            Oh, he still keeps his hand in - playing
                            around with projects like the 'Lungfish' -
                            but it broke him, all the same.

                                       DAVE
                                    (broad-mindedly)
                            Have you ever talked to Carl - tried
                            to see his side?

                                      REEF
                                    (sarcastically)
                            'His' side?  I've seen it, all right.
                            A nice, bright yellow!

                 Dave looks questioningly at Reef.  Reef drinks his
                 coffee rapidly, then exits.

                                                              CUT TO:

            OMIT
             77
             78-92

-  -  -

                                                                       39.



            93    INT. TORPEDO ROOM - DAY - TRUCKING OR PANNING - WITH
                  REEF

                  As he enters, climbs down the ladder to the torpedo
                  room, starts forward.


            94    MED. FULL - ESCAPE HATCH

                  Chester and Powell are working on equipment for the
                  little sub, which is stored below the escape hatch and
                  will be used to launch it from the belly of the Tiger
                  Shark.

                  Reef enters, addresses the crewmen.

                                        REEF
                            Any of you men seen Dr. Neilsen?

                  Chester turns.

                                        CHESTER
                            He's here, Sir.

                  Reef turns to the other men.

                                        REEF
                            Tuttle, would you mind leaving
                            us alone for a minute?

                  Chester Tuttle looks at Powell, who shrugs.

                                        CHESTER
                            Sure, Mr. Holloway.



                                                          (CONTINUED)

-  -  -

                                                                       40.


            94    (CONTINUED)

                  He and Powell go o.s. towards the men's dining room.
                  Carl, sensing something, frowns, moves closer to Reef.


            95    TWO SHOT

                                        CARL
                            What is it?

                                        REEF
                                   (contemptuously)
                            Your 'out.'
                                   (as Carl looks
                                   puzzled)
                            This came for you.
                                   (indicating the
                                   radiogram)

                                        CARL
                            My father!  He's not - ?

                                        REEF
                            Dead?
                                   (he shakes his
                                   head)
                            Matter of fact, he's much better.
                            He's left the hospital.

                  He hands the radiogram to Carl, who scans it eagerly,
                  relaxes, vastly relieved.  Then he frowns, puzzled.

                                        CARL
                            What did you mean:  I'm 'out?'

                                        REEF
                            Your father can be in Nome, Alaska,
                            tomorrow.  We have two choices:
                            Ask them to send him out in a
                            'copter', and take you off, or the
                            Shark can put back into Nome...

                  Now Carl reacts angrily, hotly, for the first time.

                                        CARL
                            You 'trade school boys' are all
                            alike, aren't you?  Anybody who
                            doesn't happen to think like a
                            little gold-braided puppet is,
                            ipso facto, a coward!

                                        REEF
                                   (angrily)
                            You said it.  But I won't argue -

                                                          (CONTINUED)

-  -  -

                                                                       41.


            95    (CONTINUED)

                                        CARL
                            Wearing a uniform doesn't bestow
                            an automatic monopoly on courage,
                            Commander!  It just so happens I'm
                            not a coward - physical or mental -
                            and before I'd risk my father's life...

                                        REEF
                                   (interrupting)
                            We're all risking our lives!

                                        CARL
                            That may be.  But Dad stays where
                            he is, and I'm staying here!

                                        REEF
                                   (studying him)
                            You're really a mixed-up oddball,
                            aren't you?

                                        CARL
                            Perhaps.  But the idea of willingly
                            going to school to spend my life at
                            a Paleozoic pastime that should have
                            disappeared with the thunder-lizards -
                            I'm referring to War - that strikes
                            me as the worst cowardice of all -
                            being spiritually yellow!

                                        REEF
                                   (sneering)
                            You mean nothing is worth fighting
                            for?

                                        CARL
                            Peace - the dignity of man - the
                            destiny of the human spirit!
                                   (hotly)
                            Show me a man who says you win those
                            by fighting wars, and I'll show you
                            an idiot!

                                        REEF
                                   (bitterly)
                            You may not win them.  But without
                            men like your father, to 'degrade'
                            himself by fighting to preserve them -
                            or as much as we have of them - they'd
                            have disappeared, long ago!

                  Carl reacts to this.  The shot, for the first time, has
                  struck home.  But then, just as he opens his mouth to say
                  something, there is a TREMENDOUS, RATTLING CRASH...as if

                                                          (CONTINUED)

-  -  -

                                                                       42.


            95    (CONTINUED - 2)

                  the Tiger Shark had shattered a huge, infinite pane of
                  glass under water.  The SCENE JUMPS.  Reef looks around,
                  terribly alarmed.

                                        REEF
                            What the - ?

                  Now there is the CLANGING of the GQ alarm, and over it,
                  Wendover's voice.

                                        WENDOVER
                                   (filter)
                            Mr. Holloway to the Con, please!
                            On the double!


            96    CUT TO COVER - DIALOGUE ABOVE


            97    PAN WITH REEF

                  He runs to the end of the torpedo room, begins scrambling
                  up the ladder.


            98    INT. CONTROL ROOM - DAY - MED. FULL - TOWARD INSTRUMENTS

                  Present besides the seamen are the Skipper, Dave, Dr.
                  Kent and Sir Ian.  The scene is bedlam - the Sonar is
                  screaming weirdly, the SHATTERING CRASHES are repeated
                  over and over, and the scene JUMPS WILDLY.  Dave points
                  at the view screen, yells:

                                        DAVE
                            The instruments have all gone
                            crazy!  And look at the view
                            screen!

                  The scientists peer over his shoulder, absorbed:

                                        SIR IAN
                                   (murmurs)
                            Incredible!  Absolutely!

                  Kent's jaw sets tensely.


            99    SPECIAL EFFECT SHOT - VIEW SCREEN AND INSTRUMENTS

                  This is a wild extravaganza.  The radar pattern is
                  jumbled, overlaid with a half-dozen wave-forms.  The
                  dials and lights flicker and glow with utter insanity.
                  And the view screen - it is a panoply of flashing, comet-
                  like streaks, jagged streaks resembling lightning bolts,
                  the while accompanied by staccato crashes, alarm bells,
                  shattering bolts of thunder-like sound.

-  -  -

                                                                        43.


            100   SHOOTING PAST THEM - AT HATCH

                  As Reef comes scrambling up into the Con.

                                        REEF
                                   (shouting)
                            What hit us???

                                        SIR IAN
                                   (drily)
                            The end of the world!

                  Wendover spreads his hands helplessly.  Kent is still
                  frowning at the view screen.

                                        KENT
                            It doesn't seem possible, but -
                            could it be an electrical storm
                            center - ?

                                        SIR IAN
                                   (incredulous)
                            Under water?

                                        KENT
                            High-intensity arcs will burn,
                            submerged.  And millions of
                            volts...discharged in random
                            directions...

                                        WENDOVER
                                   (to Dave)
                            Is there any way out of it?

                                        DAVE
                            Seems to be all around...

                                        WENDOVER
                                   (grimly)
                            What about down?

                                        DAVE
                                   (surprised)
                            I...don't know!

                  Wendover turns to Reef:

                                        WENDOVER
                            We're dead if we stay here, that's
                            for sure.
                                   (bluntly)
                            Take her down!  Maximum angle, maxi-
                            mum depth!  Maybe even a little more!

                                                          (CONTINUED)

-  -  -

                                                                44-45-46


            100   (CONTINUED)

                                        REEF
                            Aye, aye.

                  He moves to the helm, begins AD LIBBING directions to the
                  helmsman.  Wendover displays crossed fingers to Sir Ian,
                  Kent and Dave.


            101   SPECIAL EFFECT SHOT - TIGER SHARK

                  (This may also intercut earlier dialogue)

                  It seems to be buffeted by an underwater storm.  The
                  scene is lit by underwater lightning bolts, crashes like
                  exploding skyrockets, the sub is tossed about like a
                  chip.  Finally, when it seems that nothing can survive
                  the electrical barrage, we see the nose tilt down steeply,
                  and the Shark glides deeper and deeper into the depths.
                  CAMERA HOLDS as it goes below frame.

                                                          DOWN WIPE TO:


            102   DEEPER ANGLE - TILTING DOWN WITH SUB - SPECIAL EFFECTS
                  SHOT

                  As it noses deeper and deeper into the depths, the bolts
                  of lightning seem to follow it down, probing after it.
                  But at last, the bolts are left behind, the turbulent
                  waters are calm, the crashing noise subsides.  Then we
                  see that the sub is almost on the bottom.  At last, it
                  does touch and --

                                                          DISSOLVE:


            103
            thru  (OMITTED)
            107


            108   INT. WARD ROOM - NIGHT - GROUP SHOT - ABOUT TABLE -
                  AT DINNER

                  Present are the Skipper, Sir Ian, Dr. Kent, Carl and
                  Reef.  They are just finishing the meal.

                                        KENT
                                   (almost as if be-
                                   ginning a lecture,
                                   he clears his throat)
                            Sir Ian has evolved a theory.  At
                            first, I wasn't about to buy it.
                                   (continued)

                                                          (CONTINUED)

-  -  -

                                                                       47.


            108   (CONTINUED)

                                        KENT (cont'd)
                            But, we have eliminated, one by
                            one, every other logical explana-
                            tion -

                  The others turn eagerly to Sir Ian.

                                        SIR IAN
                            It is rather fantastic -

                  Sir Ian hesitates.  Then, from beside his chair, he
                  picks up a large, rolled chart.  He unties the string
                  binding it.

                                        SIR IAN
                            Here is a chart of the Arctic
                            region.  On it I have plotted
                            every instance of these strange
                            phenomena - sinkings, electrical
                            storms, our own experiences...

                  He unrolls the chart on the table top.  Reef and Wendover
                  exchange a perplexed look.  Then they get up, come around,
                  peer down over Sir Ian's shoulder at the chart.  Sir Ian,
                  with a pencil, gestures on the chart.


            109   INSERT - CLOSEUP - THE CHART OF THE ARCTIC

                  And as Sir Ian's pencil moves, we see a circle of 'X's'
                  about the North Pole, equidistant from it, each marked
                  with a date, and, in print too fine to be read, the
                  circumstances.  As he points to one, in the Bering
                  Straits...

                                        SIR IAN O.S.
                            Here was where we encountered the
                            electrical storm...The Sturgeon
                            was lost just about this area.
                            Others...here, here, and here...


            110   GROUP SHOT

                  As Sir Ian looks up from the chart, demands:

                                        SIR IAN
                            Do you see it?

                                                          (CONTINUED)

-  -  -

                                                                       48.


            110   (CONTINUED)

                                        WENDOVER
                            See what?

                                        SIR IAN
                            The pattern.
                                   (tapping the chart
                                   repeatedly)
                            Each incident occurred almost
                            precisely a thousand statute
                            miles from the Pole.  A line
                            through the points of occurrence
                            makes almost a complete circle...


            111   INSERT - CLOSE SHOT - THE CHART

                  As Sir Ian's pencil follows his remarks, tracing this
                  concentric circle about the polar region.

                                        SIR IAN O.S.
                                   (continuing)
                            ...about the North Pole.


            112   GROUP SHOT

                  Reef frowns, inquires bluntly:

                                        REEF
                            Which adds up to what, Sir Ian?

                                        SIR IAN
                                   (significantly)
                            I cannot accept the idea that
                            these phenomena were either
                            random, or natural.
                                   (a break)
                            I believe they are motivated by...
                            some sort of intelligence!

                  The others react, Wendover and Reef exchange a look,
                  then Wendover explodes angrily:

                                        WENDOVER
                            You mean somebody has been -

                  But Sir Ian interrupts him firmly:

                                        SIR IAN
                            I did not mean to imply, neces-
                            sarily, a 'human' intelligence.

                                                          (CONTINUED)

-  -  -

                                                                       49.


            112   (CONTINUED)

                                        CARL
                                   (earnestly)
                            Then - what on earth kind of in-
                            telligence is it, Sir Ian?

                                        SIR IAN
                            Perhaps not 'on earth' at all.
                            Perhaps it comes from beyond
                            the earth!


            113   REACTION SHOTS - MEMBERS OF THE GROUP - PANNING OVER
                  FACES

                  As they savor this alarming postulation.


            114   TWO SHOT - REEF AND CARL

                  Carl looks at him uncertainly.  Reef asks grimly:

                                        REEF
                            Can anything be done about it?


            115   THREE SHOT - KENT, WENDOVER AND SIR IAN

                  Sir Ian looks thoughtfully at the chart.

                                        SIR IAN
                            I've been thinking about that.
                                   (tapping the chart)
                            These appearances of...whatever
                            we're dealing with...make almost
                            a complete ring around the Pole.
                            But there is what may be a signifi-
                            cant gap, or break, in the ring...


            116   INSERT - CLOSEUP - THE CHART

                  Which centers, now, on the region in question, which
                  Sir Ian's dialogue describes:

                                        SIR IAN O.S.
                            ...right here...the Queen Victoria
                            Sea area, near Franz Joseph Land...

-  -  -

                                                                       50.


            117   GROUP SHOT

                  As Sir Ian looks up from the chart, but Captain Wendover
                  continues to study it absorbedly.

                                        SIR IAN
                                   (continuing)
                            ...above Murmansk, and Finland.

                                        KENT
                                   (looking at
                                   Wendover)
                            Suppose our theorizing is correct?
                            Then this could be the next danger
                            point!

                                        SIR IAN
                            What if the Tiger Shark were to
                            anticipate a bit?  Perhaps be
                            lying there waiting - ?

                  Wendover frowns, intrigued by the possibility.  Wen-
                  dover beckons Reef over to the chart:

                                        WENDOVER
                            We'll chart a course straight
                            across the pole - to bring us
                            here -
                                   (he looks up into
                                   the tense faces)
                            - the Queen Victoria Sea!

                  Sir Ian and Kent exchange a look.  Reef looks at Carl,
                  who frowns tensely.

                                                          DISSOLVE TO:


            118   (OMITTED)

-  -  -

              REVISED 5-26-59         "ATOMIC SUBMARINE"      51-52

           119    INSERT - ANIMATED MAP OF POLAR REGION

                  And now the progress line of the Tiger Shark's voyage
                  moves directly across the Pole.  As it reaches the
                  Pole, a sign pops in: JUNE 1, 0730

                                      NARRATOR
                             So - swiftly, implacably, the
                             Tiger Shark moved across the
                             Top of the World towards her
                             rendezvous with...what?

                                                         DISSOLVE TO:

           120    SPECIAL EFFECT SHOT - TIGER SHARK UNDER THE ICE

           OMIT
           121
           122

           123    INT. CONTROL ROOM - DAY - INSERT - CLOSE SHOT -
                                                            POLAR CHART

                  As Dave's hands point out their position, course, and
                  destination.

                                                          (CONTINUED)

-  -  -

                REVISED 5-26-59         "ATOMIC SUBMARINE"     53-54

           123   (CONTINUED)
                                       DAVE O.S.
                             We've been heading due south, 30
                             degrees longitude.  By my reckoning
                             we're about ten angular seconds...

           124   GROUP SHOT - DAVE  REEF  WENDOVER  SIR IAN

                 About Dave's navigator position.

                                       DAVE
                                   (continuing)
                             ...short of the Arctic meridian, and
                             that should be...

                                       SIR IAN
                                   (picking it up)
                             ...the critical point - if we're on
                             the right track.

                                       WENDOVER
                             Prepare to surface.  We'll run at
                             flank speed.

           OMIT
           125-128

           129    SPECIAL EFFECT SHOT - TIGER SHARK UNDERWATER

                  It picks up speed, rises towards the surface.

                                                            DISSOLVE TO:

           130    STOCK SHOT - BOW OF SUB BREAKING SURFACE

           OMIT
           131

           132    GROUP SHOT - INT. CONTROL ROOM - AT TV SCREEN - DAVE,
                                          REEF, OPERATOR, WENDOVER, SIR IAN

                  There is a shout from the operator at the TV screen.

                                       OPERATOR
                             Mr. Milburn - quick - look at
                             this!

                  They all move quickly to the TV screen.

-  -  -

               REVSIED 5-26-59        "ATOMIC SUBMARINE"         55.

           133    SPECIAL EFFECT SHOT - ICEBERG IN WATER - ON TV SCREEN

                  We see a giant iceberg in the water.

           134    REACTION SHOT - GROUP

           135    SPECIAL EFFECT SHOT - THEIR P.O.V. - THE ICEBERG -
                                                           ON TV SCREEN

                  Now we see what appears to be a strange glow of
                  energy in the water beneath it.  The iceberg seems
                  to creak and groan from internal pressures.

           136    CUTS TO COVER - THE CATACLYSM - SPECIAL EFFECT SHOT

                  As the ball of energy seems to melt, rend and then
                  literally explode the huge mass of ice.  The iceberg
                  disintegrates and great masses of ice rush away from
                  the explosion center.

           137    SPECIAL EFFECT SHOTS - CLOSER CUTS, THE RUSHING ICE

-  -  -

                                                                       56.


            138   INT. CONTROL ROOM - AT TV SCREEN

                  As Reef yells:

                                        REEF
                            Skipper!  Those chunks of ice -
                            coming right at us!

                  The Skipper reacts, instantly yells:

                                        WENDOVER
                            Dive!  Dive!


            139   (OMITTED)


            140   INT. TIGER SHARK - STOCK SHOTS - ABOUT BOAT

                  During emergency dive procedure.  THE DIVE ALARM is
                  sounding.


            141   REACTION SHOTS - PASSENGERS

                  Carl, Sir Ian and Dr. Kent.


            142   SPECIAL EFFECT SHOT - TIGER SHARK

                  As it institutes emergency dive, begins to move beneath
                  the waves.  This INTERCUTS WITH:


            143   SPECIAL EFFECT SHOT - LARGE CHUNK OF ICE

                  It rushes at express train speed directly toward Tiger
                  Shark.


            144   INT. CONTROL ROOM - DAY - FULL SHOT

                  The Captain, Reef, and Dave and the crewmen work des-
                  perately to get their sub into the safety of the depths.
                  But now Dave, at the TV view screen, reacts in a frenzy
                  to what he sees:

                                        DAVE
                            Captain!  Come here!

                  But the Captain is too busy.

-  -  -

                                                                       57.


            145   SPECIAL EFFECT SHOT - UNDERWATER - ICE AND SUB

                  As the Tiger Shark has almost made it to safety, the
                  great bulk of rushing ice lurches into frame, and just
                  collides with the stern of the Tiger Shark.  There is
                  a great CLANGING SHOCK and the Tiger Shark staggers
                  like a stricken fish, then quickly rights herself.
                  But the screws slow down, then stop.


            146   INT. CONTROL ROOM - DAY - FULL SHOT

                  Overlapping action above, as the scene LURCHES, and the
                  men strive to maintain their balance.  Dave is still
                  oblivious to everything except what he sees on the
                  screen.

                                        WENDOVER
                                   (snaps, to Reef)
                            Determine extent of damage,
                            immediately.

                                        REEF
                                   (grabbing an
                                   intercom phone)
                            After torpedo room:  Report!

                                        GRIFF'S VOICE
                                   (over intercom)
                            This is Griff, Captain.  Moderate
                            leak in overhead plates.  Damage
                            to main drive shaft housing.
                            Forced to stop reactor engines.

                                        REEF
                            We're dead in the water!

                                        DAVE
                                   (insistently)
                            Skipper!  You've got to see this!
                            You too, Sir Ian!

                  Wendover and Sir Ian exchange a look, then move over
                  behind Dave, look over his shoulder, react in astonish-
                  ment.

                                        WENDOVER
                            Well, I'll be - !

                                        SIR IAN
                                   (wryly)
                            I'll be another!

-  -  -

                                                                       58.


            147   SPECIAL EFFECT SHOT - ON TELEVISION SCREEN

                  On the screen is a great, oval-shaped, glowing ellipse-
                  saucer-shaped.  It is perhaps three-hundred feet in
                  diameter.  On top is a great, blazing turret of light,
                  remotely resembling a lighthouse beacon - seemingly the
                  'eye' of the thing.  Beneath it are some sort of pro-
                  tuberances, perhaps a landing or settling gear.  While
                  they watch, the disc begins to recede from them.


            148   THREE SHOT - WENDOVER, SIR IAN, DAVE

                  And then Reef joins them.

                                        REEF
                            What is it?

                  And then he catches sight of the thing on the view-
                  screen, frowns tensely.


            149   SPECIAL EFFECT SHOT - THE TV SCREEN

                  And now the saucer grows smaller and smaller, until
                  finally it is only a point of light.


            150   GROUP SHOT - UP INTO FACES

                                        WENDOVER
                                   (snaps)
                            Course and speed?

                                        DAVE
                                   (adjusting dials)
                            Speed...about twenty-two knots.
                            Course...due north!

                                        SIR IAN
                                   (a thoughtful murmur)
                            Directly towards the Pole!

                  They look at him, trying to fathom his thoughts.

                                                          DISSOLVE TO:


            151   INT. CREW DINING ROOM - DAY - GROUP SHOT - ABOUT GRIFF,
                  CHESTER, POWELL AND CARNEY

                  Griff, in his undershirt, covered with grease and dirt,
                  has obviously been laboring mightily at the damage.

                                                          (CONTINUED)

-  -  -

                   5-27-59              "ATOMIC SUBMARINE"       59.

            151   (CONTINUED)

                  Powell and Carney are getting into full aqualung gear,
                  including black rubber suits.  Griff looks them over.

                                         GRIFF
                               Okay - you two flounders look
                               about set.
                                    (he hefts the air tanks
                                     on Powell's back and
                                     admonishes)
                               And remember - this ain't no swimming
                               pool - we need a damage report!

                                         POWELL
                                         (mutters)
                               See what I mean about volunteering -

                  But before he can finish the sentence, Griff pulls the
                  face mask down over his nose and mouth.  Powell and
                  Carney exit toward the stern.

            152   INT. WARD ROOM - DAY - CLOSE SHOT - DRAWING OF SAUCER -
                  ON TABLE TOP

                  With Sir Ian's hand, holding a pencil, completing the
                  sketch.

                                         SIR IAN O.S.
                               ...a pure oval shape, with this
                               cyclops-like eye, or turret, on
                               top.  I'd estimate its diameter
                               at 300 feet.  No discernible ori-
                               fices...

            153   GROUP SHOT - ABOUT TABLE - TOWARD DOOR

                  This is a discussion group, or 'seminar' - and in the
                  group are Sir Ian, Carl, Reef, Dave and Wendover.  Sir
                  Ian leans back, holding the pencil, while his sketch
                  is passed around from one to the next.  With a faintly
                  amused expression, Sir Ian murmurs thoughtfully:

                                        SIR IAN
                               'The Eye of Cyclops..!'

                                        CARL
                                 (looking up from the
                                  drawing)
                               What did you say, Sir Ian?


                                                         (CONTINUED)

-  -  -

                                                                       60.


            153   (CONTINUED)

                                        SIR IAN
                            Just musing about our 'one-eyed
                            adversary' and the legend of
                            Homer.
                                   (to the group)
                            'Cyclopes' were the Sons of
                            Heaven, who forged the thunder-
                            bolts thrown by Zeus.

                                        WENDOVER
                                   (grimly)
                            Our 'Cyclops' throws quite a
                            thunderbolt, itself!

                  Now Dr. Kent appears in the doorway, carrying a well-
                  filled briefcase, from which he has extracted a manila
                  folder.

                                        KENT
                                   (with satis-
                                   faction)
                            I knew there was something
                            familiar -

                  He puts down the briefcase, takes an 8 x 10 photograph
                  from the manila folder, then lays the folder aside.
                  He tosses the photograph on the table.

                                        KENT
                            Take a look.

                  They peer at it curiously, then someone lays Sir Ian's
                  sketch alongside it.


            154   INSERT - CLOSEUP - THE PHOTO AND SKETCH

                  And we see that the object in the photo - a 'flying
                  saucer' - closely resembles the sketch.

                                        KENT O.S.
                            The picture was taken by an
                            amateur astronomer, over
                            New Mexico.


            155   GROUP SHOT

                  As all examine the photos, astonished.

                                                          (CONTINUED)

-  -  -

                                                                       61.


            155   (CONTINUED)

                                        KENT
                            I've had it since I served
                            on the Air Force Evaluation
                            Board, for UFO reports.

                  As Sir Ian looks up inquiringly, Carl explains:

                                        CARL
                            Unidentified Flying Objects.

                                        REEF
                                   (incredulously)
                            Then...this is a 'flying
                            saucer?'

                                        KENT
                            That was the popular designation.

                                        CARL
                                   (curiously)
                            But...weren't all the sightings
                            in the sky - not under water?

                  Sir Ian picks up the photo, studies it as he reflects:

                                        SIR IAN
                            This would explain why there
                            were never any reports of land-
                            ings.  It's possible that who-
                            ever - or whatever - inhabits
                            the craft is not a land creature,
                            but a form of marine life.

                                        DAVE
                                   (a wry smile)
                            That would make our 'little green
                            men' actually 'little grean fish'???

                                        REEF
                                   (shakes his head,
                                   marvelling)
                            Undersea flying saucers!


            156   SHOOTING PAST GROUP - TOWARD DOOR

                  as Griff appears in it, dishevelled as before, but with
                  a look of satisfaction.  He makes a gesture of knocking,
                  says:

                                                          (CONTINUED)

-  -  -

                                                                        62.


            156   (CONTINUED)

                                         GRIFF
                            Excuse me, Skipper---

                                         WENDOVER
                            Yes, Griff?

                                         GRIFF
                            All internal repairs completed,
                            and Frogmen report exterior
                            damage minor.

                                         REEF
                                  (with eager
                                   satisfaction)
                            Then we can get under way?

                  As Griff nods, all look toward Wendover for orders.

                                         WENDOVER
                                  (snaps at Dave)
                            You plotted the course of
                            Cyclops?
                                  (as Dave nods)
                            Then that's our course!  Wherever
                            he goes, we go.....until we get
                            him!

                                         SIR IAN
                                  (an absent murmur)
                            Or, perhaps, until he gets us?

                  A look passes among them; that possibility is by no
                  means remote.

                                                              DISSOLVE TO:


            157   INSERT - ANIMATED MAP OF POLAR AREA

                  with the Tiger Shark course moving back and forth, up and
                  around, the Pole.

                                         NARRATOR
                            So, the Tiger Shark began
                            relentlessly stalking her
                            space-enemy.  Up to the Pole,
                            back to the Arctic Circle...
                            again, and again...a week...
                            a fortnight, a month....

                                                              DISSOLVE TO:

-  -  -

              REVISED 5-26-59         "ATOMIC SUBMARINE"    63.

           158    SPECIAL EFFECT SHOT - THE TIGER SHARK

                  moving implacably through undersea caverns, between
                  hidden mountains, under glaciers, etc.

                  (Omit semi-montage about Tiger Shark).

                                                        DISSOLVE TO:

           159    INSERT - ANIMATED MAP OF POLAR AREA

                  And now the lines for the voyage make up almost
                  a star-design about the Pole, up and back, to all
                  quarters.

                  Over these scenes:

                                     NARRATOR
                             Never a glimpse of their enemy,
                             but there were reports...new disasters,
                             new ships and lives lost.  Invariably,
                             the Tiger Shark made for the scene,
                             only to arrive after Cyclops had left.
                             For all its desperatian, the pursuit
                             seemed fruitless.

           160    SPECIAL EFFECT SHOT - TIGER SHARK CRUISING THROUGH ICE

                                     NARRATOR
                             Then, on July 3, Dr. Kent and Sir
                             Ian held an urgent discussion with
                             Reef and the Skipper...

           161    INT. WARD ROOM - NIGHT - CLOSE DOWN SHOT - CHART OF
                                                               VOYAGE

                  which appears like a great star - away from the Pole,
                  back to it - away - back, as in the animated chart
                  earlier.  Now Kent's voice, desperately urgent, comes


                                                          (CONTINUED)

-  -  -

                                                                        64.


            161   (CONTINUED)

                  over, as his hand taps a pencil repeatedly directly on
                  the Pole.

                                         KENT (o.s.)
                            Why does Cyclops invariably
                            return to the Pole between
                            attacks - never two in
                            succession.  Always away...
                            and back....away....and
                            back....


            162   GROUP SHOT - KENT, REEF, WENDOVER AND SIR IAN

                  about the chart.

                                         SIR IAN
                            We've asked ourselves that -
                            over and over - a thousand
                            times.

                                         WENDOVER
                                  (irritably)
                            But answers are what we need
                            - not more questions!

                                         KENT
                                  (significantly)
                            We think maybe, now, we have
                            them!

                  Reef and Wendover react.

                                         KENT
                            We took for granted his source
                            of energy was nuclear.  But
                            suppose it isn't at all - what
                            if it's magnetic?

                                         SIR IAN
                            We harness energy on a small
                            scale by cutting magnetic lines
                            of force.  Maybe Cyclops does
                            it on a super scale....

                                         KENT
                                  (significantly
                                   again)
                            The North Pole is the positive
                            end of the biggest magnet of
                            all - the Earth itself!

-  -  -

                                                                        65.


            163   TWO SHOT - REEF AND WENDOVER

                  Wendover considers this gravely as Reef responds:

                                         REEF
                            What you're getting at:  You
                            think our saucer-friend has
                            to return to the Pole, regularly
                            to....recharge his batteries?


            164   TWO SHOT - SIR IAN AND KENT

                                         SIR IAN
                            That may be over-simplifying,
                            but---

                  He doesn't finish the sentence, obviously implying that
                  Reef's conclusion agrees with their own.

                                         KENT
                            Now:  Our present tactics are
                            hopeless.  But suppose we
                            could place ourselves between
                            Cyclops and the Pole....


            165   GROUP SHOT

                  as Sir Ian picks up Kent's thought:

                                         SIR IAN
                            ....in such a way as to prevent
                            his returning to it and, as you
                            put it....
                                  (a nod toward
                                   Reef)
                            ...'recharging his batteries'?

                                         KENT
                            If we were lucky enough to catch
                            him with his power depleted....

                                         WENDOVER
                                  (triumphantly)
                            ....we could polish him off with
                            an atomic fish!
                                  (claps Reef on
                                   the shoulder)
                            That's it, Reef!  We'll wait until
                            the next report of trouble.  Then
                            we'll lay on the bottom, right in
                            his path, and bushwack him!

                                                              (CONTINUED)

-  -  -

                                                                       66.


            165   (CONTINUED)

                                        SIR IAN
                                   (frowns, puzzled)
                            'Bushwack?'

                                        REEF
                                   (a faint smile)
                            American tactical expression.

                  And as Reef and Wendover exchange a look, we...

                                                          DISSOLVE TO:


            166   SPECIAL EFFECT SHOT - TIGER SHARK

                  cruising at slow speed under the ice.

                                        NARRATOR
                            So - a chance of tactics.  Now
                            the Tiger Shark cruised almost
                            over the North Pole, waiting
                            for the radio report that would
                            put the plan into effect...
                            On July 13, at 1600 hours, it
                            came!


            167   INT. WARD ROOM - DAY - MED. SHOT - REEF

                  drinking coffee.  Behind him, now, we see Dave burst
                  in excitedly from passage way.

                                        DAVE
                            We got it, Reef!

                  Reef springs to his feet excitedly.

                                        REEF
                            Cyclops?

                                        DAVE
                            Sounds like it!  Distress call,
                            from a small freighter, between
                            Ellesmere Island and Greenland.
                            One mayday, then...nothing.

                  As Reef moves toward the door, he demands:

                                        REEF
                            Where's the Skipper?

                                                          (CONTINUED)

-  -  -

                                                                       67.


            167   (CONTINUED)

                                        DAVE
                            Already in the Con!

                  The two men exit.  Now CAMERA ROLLS IN FOR CLOSEUP OF
                  CARL, who, standing in the door, has overheard the
                  conversation.

                                                          DISSOLVE TO:


            168   INT. CONTROL ROOM - NIGHT - GROUP SHOT - WENDOVER, DAVE,
                  REEF, KENT AND SIR IAN

                  Dave is working over his navigation chart. The tension
                  in the Con is electric.  Dave takes a compass, swings a
                  pair of arcs on the chart, looks up to announce:

                                        DAVE
                            We're here!

                  Wendover and the others cluster around.

                                        WENDOVER
                            You're sure?

                  Dave indicates on the chart.


            169   INSERT - THE POLAR CHART

                  with a distinct line drawn from the reported sinking to
                  the Pole and another line...the course of the Tiger
                  Shark, just now intercepting it.

                                        DAVE (o.s.)
                            Here's where Cyclops knocked
                            off the freighter.  Here's the
                            way he has to head for home...
                            the Pole.  And...
                                   (indicates the
                                   intersection)
                            Here we are...right in his path!


            170   GROUP SHOT

                                        WENDOVER
                                   (decisively)
                            All right, then we're for it,
                            right here. Sonar and TV, scan
                            the bottom, find a nice spot for
                            us to lie and wait for him --
                            maybe a cave, or a valley.

                                                          (CONTINUED)

-  -  -

                REVISED 5-26-59        "ATOMIC SUBMARINE"    68-69-70

           170    (CONTINUED)

                                     WENDOVER (cont'd)
                                 (to Reef)
                              Soon as we're on the bottom, go
                              through the boat, batten down
                              whatever makes a noise, and turn off
                              anything that hums or buzzes.  I
                              want absolute silence!

                  They AD LIB further commands and movement about the
                  con as we...

                                                            DISSOLVE TO:

           171    SPECIAL EFFECT SHOT - THE TIGER SHARK

                  as she eases her way deep under the ice, sonar PINGS
                  probing the way.  At last, she eases down onto the
                  bottom in a hallow, or undersea cave.  The propellers
                  are still, the ship lies silent, motionless, seemingly
                  dead.

                                                            DISSOLVE TO:

           OMIT
           172
           173
           174

           175    SPECIAL EFFECT SHOT - TIGER SHARK ON BOTTOM

                  There is no sign of life whatever.

                                                            (CONTINUED)

-  -  -

                                                                        71.


            175   (CONTINUED)

                                         NARRATOR
                            Hour upon hour, the Tiger Shark
                            lay in its deep-six ambush...
                            The Arctic depths were as still
                            and silent as an uninhabited
                            world.  Then, at 0600 hours....

                                                              DISSOLVE TO:


            176   INT. CONTROL ROOM - DAY - TRUCKING AND PANNING ABOUT
                  THE CON

                  We see Kent and Sir Ian, dozing in their chairs.  Wendover
                  himself is nodding.  Now CAMERA MOVES to Dave, who yawns
                  prodigiously, reaches for his coffeecup, finds to his dis-
                  gust that it is empty.  Then, almost absent-mindedly, he
                  glances teward the gauges and view-plates.  He reacts.


            177   INSERT - CLOSE UP - METER

                  which is labeled:  RADIATION LEVEL.  The needle-flickers,
                  makes a slight jump, then rises to a positive reading.


            178   CLOSE SHOT - DAVE

                  He reacts, all attention now.  He turns dials to get a
                  bearing on the source of radiation.  Then he swings around
                  in his chair to the television monitor, moves the dials to
                  focus the TV camera in the direction of the radiation.


            179   SPECIAL EFFECT SHOT - OPTICAL SHOT OF TV SCREEN

                  And very faintly, in the extreme distance, we see a tiny
                  speck of light growing slowly larger.


            180   PAST DAVE - AT OTHERS

                  as Dave calls in a sharp whisper:

                                         DAVE
                            Skipper!  Dr. Kent!

                  Instantly, the men come alert, move over behind him.

                                         WENDOVER
                            What is it?

                                                              (CONTINUED)

-  -  -

                                                                       72.


            180   (CONTINUED)

                  In answer, Dave points to the view screen.  Both men re-
                  act, exchange a look.

                                        KENT
                            That's him!  Has to be!

                                        DAVE
                                   (checking dials)
                            Range, about twenty-two miles.
                            Speed....I give it fourteen
                            knots.

                                        KENT
                                   (checking in-
                                   struments)
                            His radiation level is very
                            low!
                                   (to Wendover)
                            That would confirm our theory -
                            about having to return to the
                            Pole!

                                        WENDOVER
                                   (grimly)
                            It better be correct!
                                   (to Dave)
                            Get me a setup on the TDC -
                            range, about seven miles!


            181   FULL SHOT - THE CONTROL ROOM

                  As Wendover moves to the intercom, Dave goes to work on
                  the torpedo data computer.  Sir Ian and Kent study the
                  instruments.

                                        WENDOVER
                                   (into phone)
                            Skipper to Exec:  Arm atomic
                            warheads!  Load 1 and 2...
                            Report to Con pronto!

                  Part of the above overlaps following:


            182   INT. TORPEDO ROOM - DAY - GROUP SHOT - REEF, GRIFF
                  AND DETAIL

                  As the VOICE comes over the intercom, Griff reacts,
                  looks at Reef:

                                                          (CONTINUED)

-  -  -

                                                                       73.


            182   (CONTINUED)

                                        GRIFF
                            Sounds like we mean business!

                  Reef doesn't deign to answer.  He gestures to Griff:

                                        REEF
                            Griff, you arm No. 2.  I'll
                            handle No. 1.

                  Griff nods, moves over to one of the panel boards and
                  starts manipulating it.  Meantime, Reef is doing the
                  same thing on another panel.


            183   CUTS TO COVER - THIS ACTION
            thru
            183-C


            184   SHOOTING OVER TORPEDO CONTROL PANELS - AT REEF, GRIFF
                  AND DETAIL

                  As the arming is finished, and Reef moves from dials.

                                        REEF
                            Load One and Two.  Then open
                            outer doors!
                                   (grimly)
                            And stand by for action!

                  Reef hurries to the far end of the torpedo room, and be-
                  gins climbing the ladder.  He glances back to see that
                  Griff and another man are manipulating dials to open
                  the inner tube doors.

                                                          DISSOLVE TO:


            185   SPECIAL EFFECT SHOT - EXT. OF TIGER SHARK - CLOSE ON
                  TORPEDO TUBES

                  as we see the outer doors slowly lift, disclosing the
                  torpedo warheads inside.


            186   INT. CONTROL ROOM - DAY - FULL SHOT - PAST DAVE IN F.G.

                  as Dave sings out:

                                                          (CONTINUED)

-  -  -

                                                                       74.


            186   (CONTINUED)

                                        DAVE
                            Range:  Now fifteen miles!

                  Now Reef climbs up into the con, demands:

                                        REEF
                            You're sure it's Cyclops?

                                        WENDOVER
                                   (gesturing toward
                                   TV screen)
                            Take a look.

                  Reef comes over, stares, fascinated, down over Dave's
                  shoulder.


            187   SPECIAL EFFECT SHOT - OPTICAL SHOT - VIEW SCREEN

                  And now, in the TV screen, we can just make out the
                  faint outlines of the approaching saucer - the oval
                  shape, the glowing turret-eye.  O.s., Dave now sings
                  out:

                                        DAVE (o.s.)
                            Range...now 14.5 miles.


            188   TWO SHOT - DAVE AND REEF

                  as they look down anxiously at the screen.  Now there
                  is a VOICE over the intercom:

                                        GRIFF (o.s.)
                                   (filter)
                            Griff to Skipper.  Tubes One
                            and Two loaded.  Outer doors
                            open.  Ready to fire.

                                        WENDOVER (o.s.)
                                   (obviously into
                                   phone)
                            Stand by!

                                                          WIPE TO:


            189   (OMITTED)

-  -  -

                                                                       75.


            190   SPECIAL EFFECT SHOT - THE CYCLOPS - MOVING TOWARD CAMERA

                  Through an undersea valley, the Cyclops moves silently,
                  its glowing eye probing ahead for possible danger.


            191   SPECIAL EFFECT SHOT - THE TIGER SHARK

                  still lying silently, in wait.


            192   SPECIAL EFFECT SHOT - CYCLOPS - MOVING DIRECTLY TOWARD
                  CAMERA

                  It is approaching very near, now.


            193   INT. CONTROL ROOM - DAY - TRUCKING AND PANNING - OVER
                  FACES

                  ENDING on Dave and Reef.  Now Dave sings out:

                                        DAVE
                            Range....ten miles!!


            194   SPECIAL EFFECT SHOT - OVER TIGER SHARK - AT CYCLOPS

                  This is the first tie-in shot, showing the relative posi-
                  tions of the two craft.  The Cyclops should still be a
                  considerable distance away - merely a glowing spot in the
                  water.


            195   INT. TORPEDO ROOM - DAY - PANNING OVER TENSE FACES OF
                  TORPEDO DETAIL - ENDING ON GRIFF

                  Griff stands near the firing buttons for tubes One and
                  Two - clearly labeled.  The tension is building.


            196   INT. CONTROL ROOM - DAY - CLOSE SHOT - VIEW SCREEN -
                  SPECIAL EFFECT SHOT

                  And on it, we see that Dave has adjusted cross-hairs for
                  the Target Zero.  The saucer moves across the view
                  screen, toward the Target Zero.

                                        DAVE (o.s.)
                            Range...eight miles....
                            Seven and three-quarters.....

-  -  -

                                                                        76.


            197   SPECIAL EFFECT SHOT - CYCLOPS

                  It looms huge and awesome IN CAMERA, now, sweeps by and
                  above CAMERA and o.s.  There is an awful RUSHING SOUND
                  as it sweeps overhead.


            198   INT. CONTROL ROOM - DAY - SHOOTING PAST DAVE AND REEF -
                  AT OTHERS

                  as Dave sings out:

                                         DAVE
                            Zero minus ten....nine....


            199   SPECIAL EFFECT SHOT - OPTICAL SHOT - VIEW SCREEN

                  The Cyclops approaches closer and closer to the 'x.'

                                         DAVE (o.s.)
                            ....eight...seven.....six....
                            five....


            200   INT. CONTROL ROOM - DAY - SHOOTING PAST DAVE AND REEF -
                  AT OTHERS

                                         DAVE
                            ....four....three....two....


            201   SPECIAL EFFECT SHOT - OPTICAL SHOT - VIEW SCREEN

                  And now the Cyclops moves directly into the cross of the
                  'x.'

                                         DAVE (o.s.)
                            ....one....Target.....


            202   INT. CONTROL ROOM - DAY - SHOOTING PAST DAVE AND REEF -
                  AT GROUP

                                         DAVE
                                  (excitedly)
                            Zero!

                                         WENDOVER
                                  (barks into
                                   intercom)
                            Fire Number One!

-  -  -

                                                                       77.


            203   INT. TORPEDO ROOM - DAY - MED. SHOT - GRIFF AND OTHERS

                  as Griff moves swiftly, presses the firing lever, then
                  barks into intercom:

                                        GRIFF
                            Number One fired!


            204   SPECIAL EFFECT SHOT - CLOSE ON TORPEDO TUBE

                  as the first torpedo bursts out and speeds away toward
                  target.


            205   INT. CONTROL ROOM - DAY - GROUP SHOT

                                        WENDOVER
                                   (into intercom)
                            Fire Number Two!


            206   INT. TORPEDO ROOM - DAY - MED. SHOT - GRIFF AND OTHERS

                  Griff fires Number Two, then reports:

                                        GRIFF
                            Number Two fired!


            207   SPECIAL EFFECT SHOT - CLOSE ON TORPEDO TUBE

                  as the second torpedo shoots from its tube after the
                  first.


            208   SPECIAL EFFECT SHOT - TYING TIGER SHARK AND CYCLOPS

                  And now we see the two torpedos, executing a great
                  curving arc, 'homing' on their target.  They are
                  still a considerable distance from it.


            209   SPECIAL EFFECT SHOT - CLOSE ON TWO TORPEDOS

                  as they WHOOSH BY CAMERA, speeding toward their target.


            210   INT. CONTROL ROOM - DAY - TIGHT SHOT - ABOUT DAVE AND
                  WENDOVER

                  Wendover checks his watch, demands of Reef:

                                                          (CONTINUED)

-  -  -

                                                                       78.


            210   (CONTINUED)

                                        WENDOVER
                            What's the running time?

                                        REEF
                                   (checking TDC)
                            Thirty-four seconds!

                  All wait, tense, breathless, expectant.


            211   REACTION SHOTS - ABOUT SUB

                  (A)  CONTROL ROOM
                  (B)  TORPEDO ROOM
                  (C)  CREW QUARTERS

                  Carl, the crew, Griff and others, all silently counting
                  the seconds.


            212   SPECIAL EFFECT SHOT - THE SAUCER

                  Now the luminous eye seems to turn to observe the ap-
                  proaching menace.  There is a THROBBING BUZZ as of an
                  energy discharge, and then the first torpedo comes in
                  scene, seems to swerve to avoid the Cyclops, goes
                  plunging on past it and o.s.


            213   INT. CONTROL ROOM - DAY - SHOOTING PAST DAVE - AT VIEW
                  PLATE - AT OTHERS

                  as Dave, agony and disappointment in his tone, calls:

                                        DAVE
                            Number One...Missed!

                  There is an AD LIB response of shock.  Then Wendover
                  complains to Reef:

                                        WENDOVER
                            How could it?  We were dead on
                            target, with a homing torpedo!


            214   SPECIAL EFFECT SHOT - THE SAUCER - CLOSE

                  Now, from some vent within the vehicle, a cloud of radi-
                  ant, luminescent 'jelly' seems to stream out, enveloping
                  it in a protective cloud.  Just as the cloud is well-
                  formed about the saucer, obscuring its outlines...


            215   SPECIAL EFFECT SHOT - CLOSE ON SECOND TORPEDO

                  It plunges through scene and off towards the saucer.

-  -  -

                                                                       79.


            216   SPECIAL EFFECT SHOT - AT SAUCER

                  as the second torpedo burrows into the protective cloud,
                  more and more slowly, probing vainly toward the still-
                  visible 'eye.'  Then...


            217   SPECIAL EFFECT SHOT - CLOSE ON TORPEDO

                  as it buries itself in the mass of luminescent jelly.
                  The propellers thrash madly, ineffectually.  Then,
                  gradually, they slow down, and the torpedo is completely
                  surrounded by the mysterious mass.


            218   INT. CONTROL ROOM - DAY - SPECIAL EFFECT SHOT - INSERT -
                  THE TV SCREEN - OPTICAL SHOT

                  AND OVERLAPPING ACTION ABOVE, we see the torpedo slow
                  down and stop, buried in the mass surrounding the saucer.

                                        DAVE (o.s.)
                            Skipper - look at this!


            219   TIGHT GROUP SHOT - LOW ANGLE - UP INTO FACES

                  as Reef, Wendover, Kent and Sir Ian cluster tightly
                  about Dave.  Carl enters from the hatch, joins them.

                                        DAVE
                                   (pointing)
                            A mass of jelly-like stuff came
                            out of the thing, and caught our
                            torpedo!

                                        WENDOVER
                                   (exclaims)
                            What???

                  Kent frowns, points.

                                        KENT
                            It must function like a de-Gaussing
                            field.
                                   (dubiously)
                            We'll never get a torpedo through
                            that!

                  Now Wendover's jaw sets grimly.

                                        WENDOVER
                            Maybe not a torpedo...

                  They look at him as he moves o.s. to the intercom.

-  -  -

                                                                       80.


            220   CLOSE SHOT - WENDOVER

                  as he barks into the intercom:

                                        WENDOVER
                            This is the Captain:  Blow bow
                            tanks.  Reactor Room, stand by:
                            Soon as we're off the bottom,
                            I want all ahead, flank speed,
                            pronto!


            221   FULL SHOT - THE CONTROL ROOM

                  as Dave asks alertly:

                                        DAVE
                            What course, Skipper?

                                        WENDOVER
                                   (with grim purpose)
                            Right at our one-eyed friend!

                  There are AD LIB surprised exclamations from all.  Reef
                  is incredulous:

                                        REEF
                            Right at him?

                                        WENDOVER
                            That's what I said!

                                        REEF
                            But - what can we accomplish?

                                        WENDOVER
                            We can ram him!

                  The others exchange quick, frightened looks.  Dave is
                  incredulous.  Carl moves over to Wendover, admonishes
                  quietly:

                                        CARL
                            You've weighed the consequences,
                            Captain - the lives involved?

                  Reef glares at him.

                                        WENDOVER
                            Doctor -- I've weighed the lives
                            Cyclops has taken, already...and
                            will take, in the future, unless
                            we can stop him, now!

                                                          (CONTINUED)

-  -  -

                                                                       81.


            221   (CONTINUED)

                                        CARL
                            We might find other means...

                                        WENDOVER
                            What other means?  If the Tiger
                            Shark can't destroy him, no power
                            on Earth can!  Now brave yourselves!

                  Carl subsides, catches Reef's eye, looks away.


            222   REACTION SHOTS - THE MEN


            223   INSERTS - HANDS PULLING CONTROL LEVERS

                  These INTERCUT with faces, above.


            224   SPECIAL EFFECT SHOT - THE TIGER SHARK - ON BOTTOM

                  Now it begins to rise slowly from its bed in the depths.
                  Water pours from the ballast tanks.  Then, with the boat
                  floating free in the water...


            225   SPECIAL EFFECT SHOT - CLOSE SHOT - SCREWS

                  as they begin to churn, picking up speed, then, finally,
                  churn the water into a foamy wake.


            226   SPECIAL EFFECT SHOT - THE TIGER SHARK

                  Like a great, predatory fish, it rises from the bottom,
                  moving more and more swiftly.  It makes a great climbing
                  turn directly TOWARD CAMERA, then goes overhead and out,
                  speeding toward the saucer.


            227   INT. CONTROL ROOM - DAY - REACTION SHOTS - PRINCIPALS

                  They are all braced against the impending crash.


            228   CLOSE SHOT - WENDOVER

                  as he speaks into the intercom.

                                        WENDOVER
                            This is the Captain!  All crew
                            members take collision stations!

-  -  -

                                                                       82.


            229   (OMITTED)


            230   INT. FORWARD TORPEDO ROOM - DAY - MED. FULL SHOT

                  as Griff AD LIBS orders for the men to lie in their
                  bunks, brace themselves against structural members,
                  etc.


            231   SPECIAL EFFECT SHOT - TIGER SHARK

                  It has climbed to a level with the saucer, now levels
                  off.  It is picking up speed.


            232   INT. CONTROL ROOM - DAY - CLOSE SHOT - DAVE

                  He adjusts the TV view screen, tenses for the shock.
                  Reef appears just behind him.  They exchange a grim
                  look, then eye the screen, fascinated.


            233   SPECIAL EFFECT SHOT - OPTICAL SHOT - THE TV SCREEN

                  Now we see the saucer looming up hugely, directly ahead.


            234   CLOSE THREE SHOT - WENDOVER, KENT AND SIR IAN

                  as we hear Dave's voice:

                                        DAVE (o.s.)
                            Stand by -- five seconds...four...
                            three...two...


            235   SPECIAL EFFECT SHOT - SAUCER AND TIGER SHARK

                  as they meet.  The Tiger Shark plows into the protective
                  jelly, which slows but cannot stop the juggernaut.


            236   CLOSER CUTS - TIGER SHARK

                  plowing into the protective jelly.


            237   FULL SHOT - THE CRASH

                  as the Tiger Shark, unstoppable, plows inexorably through
                  the protective coating, slams against the saucer itself,

                                                          (CONTINUED)

-  -  -

                                                                       83.


            237   (CONTINUED)

                  then buries its bow deep within the Cyclops - like a har-
                  poon driving into a huge creature of the depths.  Perhaps
                  a third of the Shark's length is driven deep into the
                  saucer.  Tremendous RENDING, TEARING NOISES accompany the
                  crash, after which...complete, eerie silence.


            238   CLOSER CUTS - THE CRASH

                  As the bow rends the outer envelope of the saucer, the
                  screws of the Tiger Shark churn powerfully against the
                  restraining jelly...then a CLOSE SHOT of the Cyclops'
                  'eye' shows the glow diminishing.


            239   INT. CONTROL ROOM - DAY - SPECIAL EFFECT SHOT - OVER
                  DAVE'S SHOULDER - AT TV SCREEN

                  And we see the situation, that the nose of the Shark is
                  buried deep within the saucer.

                                        DAVE
                                   (triumphantly)
                            We got him, Skipper - drove right
                            into him!


            240   GROUP SHOT - ABOUT DAVE - UP INTO FACES

                  as Wendover manages a grim, satisfied smile.  Kent and
                  Sir Ian eagerly check the view plate, and the gauges.

                                        REEF
                            Speared him like a fish!

                  Wendover moves to the intercom, announces:

                                        WENDOVER
                            This is the Skipper!  We did it,
                            men!  Drove right through the
                            saucer's hide!


            241   REACTION SHOTS - ABOUT THE SUB

                  (A)  CONTROL ROOM
                  (B)  TORPEDO ROOM
                  (C)  CREW'S QUARTERS

                  as the men cheer.

-  -  -

                                                                       84.


            242   INT. CONTROL ROOM - DAY - FULL SHOT

                                        WENDOVER
                                   (smiling)
                            We'd better wiggle loose.
                                   (speaks into
                                   intercom)
                            Reactor Room:  I want all re-
                            verse, full!


            243   SPECIAL EFFECT SHOT - TIGER SHARK AND CYCLOPS

                  Jammed together, they are sinking slowly in the water.


            244   CLOSER SHOTS - THE PROPELLERS

                  Overcoming the initial resistance of the jelly, they
                  begin slowly turning.


            245   FULL SHOT - TIGER SHARK AND CYCLOPS

                  It is obvious, now, that they are headed for the
                  bottom.


            246   INT. CONTROL ROOM - DAY - FULL SHOT

                  The room seems to vibrate as the mighty atomic reactor
                  turbines exert full power on the propellers.  Then Reef
                  shakes his head, discouraged.

                                        REEF
                            We're stuck tight!

                                        DAVE
                                   (alarmed)
                            Skipper!  Look at the depth
                            gauge!

                  Wendover comes over, peers over Dave's shoulder.

-  -  -

                                                                        85.


            247   INSERT - CLOSE UP - DEPTH GAUGE

                  The dial moves rapidly.  Now it is at 175 fathoms, rapid-
                  ly moves to 180.


            248   PAST DAVE AND WENDOVER - AT OTHERS

                  as Wendover, momentarily puzzled, remarks:

                                         WENDOVER
                            A hundred and eighty fathoms!
                            We can't be sinking that
                            fast....

                                         REEF
                                  (coming over)
                            It's the screws, Skipper.
                                  (gestures to
                                   explain)
                            At our declination angle,
                            running in reverse, they're
                            pulling the Shark and Cyclops
                            right to the bottom.

                                         WENDOVER
                                  (frowns at gauge)
                            And we're at safe maximum
                            depth already....
                                  (then barks
                                   and order)
                            Stop engines!

                  Reef repeats the command into the intercom:

                                         REEF
                            Stop engines!


            249   SPECIAL EFFECT SHOT - CYCLOPS AND SHARK

                  sinking through the water, pulled lower and lower by
                  the Shark's engines.  Now the propellers stop.  The
                  two craft still continue sinking, but more slowly now.

                                                        SLOW DISSOLVE TO:


            250   INSERT - WENDOVER'S HAND WRITING IN LOG

                  as the hand records:  JULY 15, 10:00 HOURS.  NOW LYING
                  ON BOTTOM, LOCKED TO CYCLOPS, 200 FATHOMS.

                                                              (CONTINUED)

-  -  -

                                                                       86.


            250   (CONTINUED)

                                        NARRATOR
                            Hours later, the two titantic
                            craft were still locked to-
                            gether in an apparent death
                            grip...

                                                          DISSOLVE TO:


            251   SPECIAL EFFECT SHOT - TIGER SHARK AND CYCLOPS

                  lying on the ocean bottom, still with the Shark jammed
                  into the saucer.

                                        NARRATOR
                                   (continuing)
                            ...on the bottom of the Arctic
                            Ocean, nearly twelve hundred
                            feet below the surface!

                                                          DISSOLVE TO:


            252   INT. WARD ROOM - DAY - GROUP SHOT - ABOUT TABLE

                  Present are Wendover, Carl, Reef, Kent, Sir Ian and Dave.
                  This is a grim, hopeless conclave.  The silence, except
                  for a faint trickle of water somewhere, is complete,
                  eerie, ghastly.  Faces are bathed in tense perspiration.
                  Wendover shakes his head.

                                        WENDOVER
                            If anyone has any more ideas...
                            I'll try anything, before just
                            lying here, waiting to die!

                  Now Reef explains an idea he has been toying with:

                                        REEF
                            Suppose there's an atmosphere,
                            of some kind, inside Cyclops?

                                        WENDOVER
                                   (blankly)
                            What?

                                        REEF
                                   (to the group)
                            If we could get inside the saucer
                            - use our torches - maybe we could
                            cut the Shark loose?

                                                          (CONTINUED)

-  -  -

                                                                       87.


            252   (CONTINUED)

                                        SIR IAN
                            That's all very fine, young man.
                            But how would one go about get-
                            ting inside Cyclops?

                  Reef takes a deep breath, throws a glance at Carl, then
                  says:

                                        REEF
                            Through the eye - with the
                            Depth-Explorer!

                  Carl seizes this eagerly.

                                        CARL
                            Yes - the Explorer was built to
                            operate at even greater depths --

                                        WENDOVER
                                   (disturbed)
                            But suppose there isn't an atmos-
                            phere inside the saucer?

                                        REEF
                                   (bluntly)
                            Then the idea's no good.  But
                            we're no worse off than we are
                            right now.

                  Dave picks this up eagerly.

                                        DAVE
                            You've got to let us try, Skipper --

                                        REEF
                                   (startled)
                            'Us?'

                                        DAVE
                                   (ignoring him)
                            Reef and I can take the Explorer
                            down, clamp it around the eye,
                            and ---

                                        CARL
                                   (firmly)
                            No, you can't.  But I can --
                                   (to Reef)
                            I can deliver you to the eye.
                            Then you --

                                                          (CONTINUED)

-  -  -

                                                                    87-A


            252   (CONTINUED - 2)

                                        REEF
                                   (sneeringly)
                            Little out of your line, isn't
                            it?  You better stay aboard and
                            make a speech -- maybe get 'em
                            to ban flying saucers!

                  Carl bridles angrily.

                                        CARL
                            That's enough, Holloway.  I've
                            told you before, wearing boards
                            on your shoulders, and parading
                            with a stiff spine doesn't auto-
                            matically endow you with back-
                            bone - !

                                        REEF
                            - any more than being the son
                            of Captain Neilsen does!

                  Wendover is watching this exchange with growing dis-
                  pleasure.

                                        CARL
                            However our ideas disagree, as
                            I've said before, I'm not a
                            coward!  And it happens you've
                            got no choice:  Either I take
                            you down there, in the Lungfish,
                            or you don't get there -

                                        REEF
                                   (bitterly)
                            I'd sooner swim!

                                        WENDOVER
                                   (snaps)
                            That's enough, Reef! Both of
                            you!
                                   (to Reef)
                            It so happens Dr. Neilsen's
                            right.  The odds are long
                            enough, without making them
                            longer.
                                   (he turns to Carl)
                            Get the Explorer in the airlock,
                            ready for launching.

                                                          (CONTINUED)

-  -  -

                                                                       88.


            252   (CONTINUED - 3)

                  Carl nods.  Throwing a final look at Reef, he goes to
                  the passage way, climbs down.  Wendover turns back to
                  Reef, suggests:

                                        WENDOVER
                            You better take Powell and
                            Carney with you --

                                        DAVE
                            The frogmen?

                                        WENDOVER
                            With their underwater experience,
                            they'll be invaluable.  Take
                            sidearms, and flare pistols --

                                        DAVE
                                   (puzzled)
                            Sidearms?  But the saucer's dead.

                                        WENDOVER
                                   (holding up crossed
                                   fingers)
                            We hope!

                  Wendover holds out his hands, shakes both theirs.
                  Reef turns to Dave.

                                        REEF
                            Let's get ready.

                  They head for the passage way and exit.  Wendover looks
                  at Sir Ian and Kent, shakes his head solemnly.

                                                          DISSOLVE TO:

-  -  -

                                                                       89.


            253   INT. TORPEDO ROOM - DAY - FULL SHOT - AT AIRLOCK

                  We see the single hatch open, in which the Depth Explorer
                  has been mounted.  Carl, in a jumper and helmet, waits
                  by the step with Powell and Carney, dressed in their
                  rubber suits, with helmets and face plates.  They carry
                  breathing apparatus.  Behind them, Dave and Reef appear,
                  dressed similarly, carrying their equipment - portable
                  torches, a bag of tools, sidearms, flare pistols, and...
                  in Dave's case...a machine pistol (burp gun).  Over
                  this:

                                        NARRATOR
                            Preparations consumed only an
                            hour.  At 1100, everything was
                            ready for this last, desperate
                            attempt.

                  Now the four men join Carl at the airlock.  Carl is
                  tense, tight-lipped.  Reef frowns, concerned.

                                        REEF
                            There's still time.  You could
                            show me how...?

                  Carl shakes his head firmly, gestures toward the hatch.

                                        CARL
                            Get in.


            254   CUT TO COVER

                  the action of the five men climbing down hatch (into
                  Explorer).  When all are inside, Griff steps forward,
                  closes the hatch.  Then he closes the airlock, and
                  goes to intercom.


            255   INT. CONTROL ROOM - DAY - GROUP SHOT - WENDOVER, KENT,
                  SIR IAN

                  And now Griff's voice comes over the intercom:


                                                          (CONTINUED)

-  -  -

                                                                       90.


            255   (CONTINUED)

                                        GRIFF (o.s.)
                                   (filter)
                            Ready to open Airlock door,
                            Captain!

                  Wendover glances once at Kent and Sir Ian.  Then he
                  moves to the mike.

                                        WENDOVER
                                   (into mike)
                            Go ahead, Griff!


            256   SPECIAL EFFECT SHOT - BELLY OF TIGER SHARK

                  Now we see the lock door slide open.  A moment later,
                  the Depth-Explorer moves out through the opening, like
                  an animal being born.  It hovers for a moment, just
                  below the Shark.  Then it maneuvers o.s. towards the
                  Cyclops.


            257   INT. DEPTH-EXPLORER - DAY - TIGHT - (AND WE MEAN TIGHT)
                  GROUP SHOT

                  Carl operates the controls.  The five men are wedged in
                  shoulder to shoulder.  Reef makes a gesture of direc-
                  tion.  Carl nods, complies.


            258   SPECIAL EFFECT SHOT - THE CYCLOPS

                  Now the Depth-Explorer moves into frame, drifts directly
                  toward the great 'eye' - which still has a faint glow.


            259   CLOSE SHOT - AT CYCLOPS' EYE - SPECIAL EFFECTS SHOT

                  The Depth-Explorer moves up with its hatch clamped
                  magnetically, directly over the eye.


            260   INT. DEPTH-EXPLORER

                  as Dave turns to Reef.

                                        DAVE
                            Now what?

                                                          (CONTINUED)

-  -  -

                      REVISED 5-28-59       "ATOMIC SUBMARINE"  91.

           260    (CONTINUED)
                                        REEF
                              (looks at others, his glance
                               lingering on Carl)
                                 Now what - shall we take
                                 a chance?

                                        CARL
                                      (solemnly)
                                 That's why we came.

                  Reef nods.

                                        REEF
                                All right.
                                        (then)
                                Better breathe oxygen, just
                                in case.

                  The others all apply oxygen tubes to their mouths, go
                  down hatch, Reef picking up a large tool like a wrecking
                  bar.

           260A   UNDER HATCH

                  Reef and Dave come down hatch into scene.  We see the
                  iris and Reef goes to work on it with the tool.

                                                               WIPE TO:

           261    INSERT - CLOSE UP - FITTING OF EYE

                  as Reef's tools batter at it.  Suddenly, it gives away.

           262    SHOOTING AT EYE

                  as, suddenly, it SEEMS TO OPEN, LIKE A CAMERA IRIS,
                  leaving a circular opening, big enough to crawl through.

           262A   REACTION - DAVE & REEF

                  Now Reef sniffs at the atmosphere that pours in from
                  the saucer.  Surprised, enthused, he removes his oxygen
                  tube, breathes deeply.

                                                           (CONTINUED)

-  -  -

              REVISED 5-28-59         "ATOMIC SUBMARINE"    92-93

           262A   (CONTINUED)
                                      REEF
                             Air!  Pure air!  Under high pressure!

                                      DAVE
                             That's a relief!

           262B   INT. OF DEPTH EXPLORER

                                      POWELL
                             What happens now, sir?

           262C   UNDER HATCH

                  Reef thinks a moment, then decides.

                                      REEF
                             You all wait here.  I'm going inside,
                             take a look.

                                      DAVE
                                  (insistently)
                             Not alone, you're not!

                  The men ad lib (no)!

                  Reef frowns at them, then grins gratefully, squeezes
                  Dave's arm, and moves toward the open eye.

           262D   INT. OF DEPTH EXPLORER

                                     CARL
                             Good luck, men!

           262E   UNDER HATCH

                  Reef smiles, begins crawling through the eye and
                  into the saucer, followed by the others.

           OMIT
           263 to
           266

           267    INT. SHORT RAMP SECTION - DAY - SHOOTING TOWARDS
                                                       OPENING ABOVE

                  OVERLAPPING ACTION as the four men crawl down through
                  the hole into this section of the ramp of the saucer.

           0MIT
           267A
           267B

-  -  -

              REVISED 5-26-59         "ATOMIC SUBMARINE"       94
          267C    RAMP SECTION - TRUCKING SHOT - FOUR MEN -
                                                 AGAINST BLACK

                  Reef gestures, leads the way down the ramp.  Dave is
                  at his elbow, the two frogmen just behind them.  They
                  light TORCHES or FLASHLIGHTS.
          OMIT
          267D
          267E

          267F    FOUR MEN - CHAMBER SECTION

                  They come down ramp section to chamber, stop, and
                  look off screen.

          268     FROM THEIR P.O.V. - TOWARD WOUND MADE BY TIGER SHARK

                  And we see the bow of the submarine extending into
                  the chamber.  But, strangely, there is not a drop of
                  water, not a break in the surrounding wall.

          268A    FOUR MEN

                                      DAVE
                                     (pointing)
                             How about that! The bow drove
                             half through her, but she sealed
                             herself right up.

                                      REEF
                                     (excitedly)
                             What's more important - there's
                             our problem.
                                     (points)
                             The bow ram - the sawteeth are
                             holding the Shark in the break.
                             If we can cut the ram, the Shark
                             can pull herself loose!

                                     DAVE
                                     (enthused)
                             I think you're right.

                                     REEF
                                    (to Powell)
                             Go back and tell Dr. Neilsen.
                             Have him report to the Skipper.

                                                          (CONTINUED)

-  -  -

                                                                       95.


            268   (CONTINUED)

                  Powell nods, retreats.  The others unsling their equip-
                  ment.

                                        REEF
                            Now let's get to work.

                  They light the torches, and advance on the protruding
                  bow of the sub (o.s.).


            269   INSERT - CLOSE UP - THE TORCHES

                  as they begin biting into the metal of the submarine
                  ram.

                                                          WIPE TO:


            260   INT. DEPTH-EXPLORER - DAY - CARL AND POWELL

                  Carl has the radio mike in his hand and calls:

                                        CARL
                            Depth-Explorer to Tiger Shark.
                            Do you read?  Over.


            271   INT. CONTROL ROOM - DAY - TIGHT THREE SHOT - WENDOVER,
                  KENT AND SIR IAN

                  The Skipper himself wears the headphones.  He cries ex-
                  citedly into the radio mike:

                                        WENDOVER
                            We read you!  Go ahead, Doctor!
                                   (then, as he
                                   listens eagerly,
                                   repeats)
                            They're inside the saucer.  It's
                            filled with breathable air!

                                        KENT
                            Wonderful!

                                        WENDOVER
                                   (listening, then
                                   enthusiastic)
                            That's wonderful, Carl!
                                   (to others)
                            Reef thinks they can clear the Shark
                            bow so we can pull ourself loose!

                                                          (CONTINUED)

-  -  -

                                                                       96.


            271   (CONTINUED)

                                        SIR IAN
                                   (ever the scientist)
                            What is it like, inside Cyclops?
                            This is a priceless opportunity
                            for....

                  But Wendover ignores this, admonishes:

                                        WENDOVER
                            Tell Reef:  Be sure you're all
                            clear before we make a move!
                            Good!

                  He takes off the headphones, beams at the other men.

                                        WENDOVER
                            Maybe we'll come out of this
                            yet!


            272   FULL SHOT - THE CON

                  And now Griff, operating the navigation equipment, frowns,
                  perplexed, then calls:

                                        GRIFF
                            Skipper - could you take a look
                            here...?

                                        WENDOVER
                            Something wrong?

                                        GRIFF
                            The inertial navigation system.
                            Must have been knocked out in
                            the crash.

                                        WENDOVER
                            Why do you say that?

                                        GRIFF
                            We're dead in the water.  But
                            it indicates we're moving!

                                        WENDOVER
                            What????

                  Sir Ian and Kent exchange a look, come over and join
                  them.

                                        SIR IAN
                            But that's impossible!

                                                          (CONTINUED)

-  -  -

               REVISED 5-26-59         "ATOMIC SUBMARINE"      97

           272    (CONTINUED)

                  Now Kent notices something.  He points:

                                      KENT
                             The radiation level - from
                             the saucer - it's rising!

                                      SIR IAN
                                 (suddenly fearful, to
                                  Wendover)
                             What direction does the system
                             indicate?

                                      WENDOVER
                             (suddenly grim)
                             Due north.  At five knots...no, six!

                                      SIR IAN
                                (grave, thoughtful)
                             Toward the Pole!

                                      GRIFF
                                (demanding)
                             But - that cyclops is dead!  We
                             killed it...didn't we?
                                     (as they look away)
                             Didn't we?

                                                          DISSOLVE TO:

            273    SPECIAL EFFECT SHOT - TIGER SHARK AND CYCLOPS

                   with Depth-Explorer still clamped to the eye.  Now
                   we see, definitely, that the two craft, locked
                   together, are indeed moving, slowly but perceptibly,
                   along the ocean floor.

            274    INT. CHAMBER SECTION OF SAUCER - DAY - CLOSEUP -
                   FACES OF REEF, DAVE, POWELL, CARNEY

                   Weirdly lit in the glow of the torches.

            274A
            OMIT

-  -  -

            REVISED 5-26-59         "ATOMIC SUBMARINE"
                                                            97-A

         OMIT
         274B
         274C

         274D     CLOSE SHOT - REEF

                  As he works, a weird SOUND OSCILLATION - varying
                  wildly in pitch - sweeps over scene.  Reef reacts,
                  startled.  The SOUND COMES AGAIN, and Reef turns,
                  calls sharply:

                                    REEF
                                Dave?

         274E     PAN SHOT - WITH DAVE

                  As he detaches himself from the frogmen, moves
                  into TWO SHOT with Reef.

                                    DAVE
                                Yeah?

                                    REEF
                                Listen!
                            (the SOUND comes again)
                                Hear that?

                  Dave has not reacted at all.  He looks peculiarly
                  at Reef.

                                                        (CONTINUED)

-  -  -

              REVISED 5-26-59 "ATOMIC SUBMARINE"             97-B

          274E    (CONTINUED)

                                      DAVE
                               I don't hear anything.
                                 (he looks at Reef,
                                  concerned)
                               Maybe you've been down here
                               too long.  Why don't you go
                               back up and -

                                     REEF
                               Strange you didn't hear it.
          OMIT
          274F

          275     CLOSE SHOT - THE TORCHES

                  biting deeply into the steel of the ram.  Now CAMERA
                  TILTS DOWN SLOWLY, and as it is moving we...

                                                       DOWN WIPE TO:

          276     INT. GLOBE - DAY - SPECIAL EFFECTS SHOT

                  Though we see nothing of its construction at this
                  point.

          276A    INSERT - CLOSE SHOT - PROBING SPINES - TRICK SHOT
                                                   (SPECIAL EFFECTS)

                  The black, catfish-or-sea urchin-like spines seem
                  to rise from limp supineness.  They stiffen, grope
                  like fingers, move towards a series of grommet-like
                  openings in the translucent wall of the sphere.  Now
                  a spine nears a grommet, slips into it, apparently
                  making 'contact', for somewhere, a FAINT LIGHT comes
                  on, and the scene becomes lighter.  In a moment,
                  another spine slips into another grommet-hole.

-  -  -

                                                                       98.


            277   INT. CHAMBER SECTION - DAY - MED. SHOT - A LIGHT

                  To an accompanying tympany BEAT, a LIGHT SPOT, appears.
                  A moment later, another drum beat, another LIGHT SPOT.
                  (Note:  This business may continue behind subsequent
                  dialogue - more beats, more lights coming on)


            278   CLOSE GROUP - THE WORKING PARTY - ABOUT RAM OF TIGER
                  SHARK

                  As Reef continues working with the torch.  Dave pushes
                  up his goggles, reacts, surprised.  He taps Reef on the
                  shoulder.

                                        DAVE
                            Hey - you know somethin'?  It's
                            getting lighter in here!

                                        REEF
                                   (a similar re-
                                   action)
                            You know - it is?

                  Now they give a sudden lurch.  Dave looks down at his
                  feet, then into Reef's face.

                                        DAVE
                            And if I didn't know better - I'd
                            swear we were moving!

                                        REEF
                            Let's get back to work, and maybe
                            we will be, soon.


            279   INT. DEPTH-EXPLORER - DAY - CLOSE SHOT - CARL TALKING
                  INTO MIKE

                  He looks about, worriedly.

                                        CARL
                                   (into mike)
                            ...I get an impression of move-
                            ment, Captain.  Is that possible?

                                        VOICE OF WENDOVER
                                   (through phones)
                            We have the same reaction, up
                            here.

                                                           (CONTINUED)

-  -  -

                                                                       99.


            279   (CONTINUED)

                                        CARL
                                   (very worried)
                            But ---


            280   INT. CONTROL ROOM - DAY - GROUP SHOT - AS BEFORE

                  as the Skipper turns to the scientists.

                                        WENDOVER
                            Now they feel it...down below.

                                        KENT
                                   (frowning at
                                   gauge)
                            Radiation level...constantly
                            rising...

                                        SIR IAN
                                   (murmurs thought-
                                   fully)
                            As we near the Pole...

                                        KENT
                                   (sharply)
                            There's got to be an explanation!

                                        SIR IAN
                                   (mildly)
                            There is.
                                   (as they study
                                   him)
                            I believe our friend...Cyclops...
                            is returning to life!

                  A grim reaction, all around.


            281   INT. GLOBE - DAY - MED. SHOT - TRICK SHOT - THE FINGERS
                  (SPECIAL EFFECTS)

                  as, now, the last of them contact their proper control
                  points, and a complete circuit of lights FLASHES ON.
                  The LIGHT INTENSITY rises.


            282   INT. CHAMBER SECTION - DAY - GROUP SHOT - THE MEN

                  working on the ram.  Now, with a final cut with the
                  torch, there is a CLANG, A RINGING SOUND, and then
                  the ram drops free.

                                                          (CONTINUED)

-  -  -

                                                                      100.


            282   (CONTINUED)

                                        REEF
                                   (with satisfaction)
                            That does it!  I think the Shark
                            can pull clear!

                  Now, we hear a weird, mechanical voice:

                                        SAUCER-VOICE
                            Commander Holloway!  Listen!

                  Reef reacts.

                                        REEF
                            You hear that?

                                        DAVE
                                   (looking blank)
                            The sound again?

                  Now the voice repeats:

                                        SAUCER-VOICE
                            Commander Holloway.  Make no
                            resistance.

                                        REEF
                                   (nervously)
                            A voice, this time.  It spoke
                            my name!

                  Reef draws his gun and Dave raises his machine gun.


            283   (OMITTED)


            284   MED. GROUP SHOT

                  And now the voice comes from another quarter:

                                        SAUCER-VOICE
                            You will see that avails nothing!

                  Reef looks around, startled.


            285   PAN SHOT - WITH POWELL

                  His nerve is going.  He edges away from the group, then
                  turns to bolt out of scene, heading for the Depth-
                  Explorer.  But just as he takes his first steps...

-  -  -

              REVISED 5-26-59         "ATOMIC SUBMARINE"    101

          286     PAN WITH POWELL

                  As he stumbles through the darkness.

          286A    FLASH OF LIGHT

                  A flash of light comes down at Powell from somewhere.

          287     CLOSEUP - POWELL

                  The light envelops him, and he cringes.

                                      POWELL
                               Carney - help!

          287A    THREE SHOT - CARNEY  DAVE  REEF

                  Reacting to Powell's cry.

                                      REEF
                               Carney, see what's happened
                               to Powell.

                  Carney moves o.s.

          287B    CLOSEUP - POWELL - MAKEUP SHOT

                  We see the horrible effect of the light on his face.

          287C    TRICK EFFECT - POWELL SHRIVELLED - PRODUCTION SHOT

                  Powell is shrivelled by the light.  The last thing we
                  see of him is...

          287D    TRICK EFFECT - POWELL'S HANDS - SPECIAL EFFECTS SHOT

                  They disintegrate to Jelly, and Powell is completely
                  gone.

          288     PANNING WITH CARNEY

                  As he reaches the spot where Powell was killed.  He
                  reacts, horrified.

          288A    PANNING WITH CARNEY

                  As he moves away hurriedly.

          288B    PANNING WITH CARNEY

                  As he turns, from the blackness, a burst of steam
                  issues forth into his face.

          288C    CLOSEUP - CARNEY

                  He screams as the steam envelops him and sinks out
                  of scene.

-  -  -

             REVISED 5-26-59        "ATOMIC SUBMARINE"
                                                           101-A

         288-D    TRICK SHOT - CARNEY - SPECIAL EFFECTS SHOT

                  As Carney's body disintegrates into the ground.

         288-E    TWO SHOT - DAVE  REEF

                  Unaware of Powell and Carney's fate.

                                     DAVE
                          Where do you think the voice you
                          heard was coming from?

                                     REEF
                               (points farther down
                                the ramp)
                          Somewhere down there?

                                     DAVE
                          Wonder where Powell and Carney
                          are?

                                     REEF
                          We'll have to look for them
                          later.

                  They move on.

         289      THROUGH IRIS DOWN RAMP TO FLOOR - BLACK BACKING -
                  DAY - PAN SHOT - DAVE AND REEF

                  They continue down ramp.  Reef looks expectantly at
                  Dave.

                                     REEF
                          Well?

                                     DAVE
                          I'm with you!

-  -  -

                                                                    101-B


            290   FLOOR - BLACK BACKING - DAY - UP SHOT - REEF AND DAVE

                  They come clambering down the ramp, reach the platform
                  level.  Then, awed, they look around them.


            291   EST. SHOT ON FLOOR (PLATFORM) - CAVERNOUS INTERIOR -
                  BACK AT TINY MEN ON PLATFORM - MATTE SHOT

                  We see a long, slender bridge, or catwalk, extending
                  out into space, apparently reaching toward a great,
                  opalescent sphere that seems to hang suspended on
                  cushioning points, some sort of shock-absorbing system,
                  in the very center of the saucer.  A weird GLOW, seem-
                  ing to become ever brighter, emanates from inside this
                  sphere.


            292   TWO SHOT - DAVE AND REEF

                  Awed, round-eyed, silent, they stare open-mouthed at
                  the sight.  But before they can make any comment...

                                        SAUCER VOICE
                            Remove your weapons, Commander.
                            And come here - alone!

                                        REEF
                            Come where?

                  Dave looks at him peculiarly.

                                        DAVE
                            The voice again?

                  But Reef is too intent on the voice.  Now he begins dis-
                  arming as Dave looks incredulous.

                                        DAVE
                            What're you doing?


            293   MATTE SHOT - FROM THEIR P.O.V. - TOWARD GLOBE

                  Now, at the very tip of the spine-bridge, an IRIS
                  OPENING appears in the side of the sphere.

                                        SAUCER VOICE
                                   (now seeming to come
                                   from this opening)
                            To me - here!

-  -  -

                                                                       102.


            294   TWO SHOT - REEF AND DAVE

                  Reef has a distant look as he hands his weapons to
                  Dave.

                                        REEF
                            Here - keep these.
                                   (then)
                            It wants me to come alone.

                                        DAVE
                                   (flaring)
                            Oh it does???

                  Reef moves o.s. toward the bridge.  Dave waits, very
                  unwillingly.


            295   INT. SECTION OF BRIDGE - LEADING TO SPHERE - DAY -
                  REEF - ONTO BLACK

                  He inches his way tortuously across the slender support,
                  toward the iris opening.


            296   MATTE SHOT - BEHIND REEF - TOWARD SPHERE

                  He crawls cautiously towards the opening.


            296A  INT. PLATFORM - BLACK BACKING - DAY - CLOSE SHOT - DAVE

                  Angry, impatient, he sets Reef's weapons down.  Then he
                  clutches his submachine gun, watches Reef o.s.


            297   INT. SPHERE - DAY - MED. SHOT - FROM INSIDE - IRIS
                  OPENING

                  Now Reef appears, crawls cautiously up into the opening,
                  then stands, looks inside.  His eyes nearly start from
                  his head as he takes in the incredible sight.


            298   TRICK SHOT - FROM REEF'S P.O.V. - INTERIOR OF SPHERE -
                  SPECIAL EFFECTS SHOT

                  His eyes range over the ceiling of the glove, then as he
                  shifts his gaze to the bottom of the sphere, we see 'it'
                  - a horrendous organism, like a giant sea urchin, the
                  long, black, writhing spines now all in proper contact

                                                          (CONTINUED)

-  -  -

                                                                       103.


            298   (CONTINUED)

                  with their grommet-sockets.  And out of the center of
                  the pulsating central 'body' rises a long stalk, and on
                  the very tip of it a great, glowing 'eye.'  The setup
                  is like a monstrous rendering of the eye of a snail.


            299   MATTE SHOT - UP PAST 'EYE' AT REEF IN IRIS

                  So he appears a tiny, miniature man compared to the
                  cavernous size of the sphere.  And now, apparently
                  from the 'eye' itself, which seems to flicker and
                  glow like an electron beam spectrometer, comes the
                  saucer-voice again:

                                        SAUCER VOICE
                            So, Commander Holloway - as
                            you Earth inhabitants would
                            express it - we meet 'face to
                            face.'


            300   CLOSE SHOT - REEF

                  As he says with sardonic inflection:

                                        REEF
                            That's a face???

                                        SAUCER VOICE
                            Point of view is everything.
                            To us, your form of life is
                            ugly as we appear to you.

                                        REEF
                            Tell me something:  Why can I
                            hear you, when the others
                            couldn't?


            300A  FROM REEF'S P.O.V. - THE EYE

                                        SAUCER VOICE
                            You do not 'hear' me!  Our in-
                            dividual brain frequencies are
                            now attuned, and we exchange
                            wave-thoughts.

                                        REEF O.S.
                            You mean 'Extra Sensory Per-
                            ception?'

                                                          (CONTINUED)

-  -  -

                                                                       104.


            300A  (CONTINUED)

                                        SAUCER VOICE
                            Whatever your 'earth-term' may
                            be.  The principal is ancient,
                            and very simple.


            300B  CLOSE SHOT - REEF

                  Listening.

                                        SAUCER VOICE
                            It is not necessary for you to
                            speak.  Your 'thought-response'
                            will suffice.

                  (Note:  From here on, in speech with the saucer, Reef's
                  lips do not move - his responses, except to Dave, are
                  all 'voice over')


            300C  INT. SECTION OF BRIDGE - DAY - DOWN SHOT - PANNING WITH
                  DAVE

                  He cannot contain himself any longer, is now crawling
                  out onto the bridge, toward Reef; cradling the sub-
                  machine gun on his forearm as he goes.


            300D  INT. SPHERE - DAY - MATTE SHOT - UP PAST 'EYE' - AT
                  REEF IN IRIS

                  The conversation continues:

                                        SAUCER VOICE
                            My mission is to study various
                            solar systems, and planets -
                            select the most suitable for
                            colonization -

                                        REEF
                            - for horrors like yourself?

                                        SAUCER
                            Of course.  It may interest you
                            to know I have visited hundreds
                            of other worlds, and of all of
                            them, your Earth seems most suit-
                            able.

                                                          (CONTINUED)

-  -  -

                                                                       105.


            300D  (CONTINUED)

                                        REEF
                                   (drily)
                            Swell!

                                        SAUCER VOICE
                                   (sternly)
                            Your friend was to remain where
                            he was!


            300E  CLOSE SHOT - REEF

                  He looks a bit bewildered:

                                        REEF
                            He did!

                                        SAUCER VOICE
                            I am afraid not.  Therefore -

                  Now, to Reef's consternation, Dave suddenly appears be-
                  side him:

                                        REEF
                                   (to Dave, lip sync)
                            Dave - !

                                        DAVE
                                   (grimly)
                            What's goin' on in here, Lad?
                            What - ?

                  Then, Dave's mouth drops open, and he stares, incredulous.


            300F  MATTE SHOT - AS BEFORE - DAVE'S P.O.V. - THE CREATURE

                                        SAUCER VOICE
                                   (warningly)
                            Stand away from him, Commander!


            300G  TWO SHOT - DAVE AND REEF

                  As Dave, before Reef can stop him, steps forward
                  belligerently, levels and submachine gun down at the
                  creature.

                                        DAVE
                                   (menacingly)
                            So this is 'headquarters,' huh?
                            Well, you've sunk your last ship,
                            you....

                  And he looses a burst with the sub-machine gun, so that
                  we don't hear the appropriate name.

-  -  -

              REVISED 5-26-59         "ATOMIC SUBMARINE"
                                                          105-A

           300H   SPECIAL EFFECT SHOT - DAVE - PRODUCTION SHOT

                  With a BOOM of tympany, a LIGHT STRIKES Dave, and
                  suddenly he is melted, shrivelled to nothingness.  The
                  machine gun falls o.s.

           300I   CUT TO COVER - THIS ACTION

           300J   CLOSE SHOT - REEF

                  As he looks on, shocked, sobered, shaken.  Then, in
                  his thought-voice, he asks slowly:

                                      REEF
                               Why not me?  What am I - the
                               closing act?

                                      SAUCER VOICE
                               On the contrary.  I want you -
                               unharmed - perfect.

                                      REEF
                               Why?

                                      SAUCER VOICE
                               I have selected you, to return
                               with me - along with several other
                               specimens, for study.  We will
                               examine you and the others, discover
                               desirable features to incorporate
                               in our 'earth-colonizers.'

           301    MATTE SHOT - REEF'S P.O.V. - THE ORGANISM

                                      REEF O.S.
                               Then you just...'build them in?'

                                      SAUCER VOICE
                               Of course.  Evolution is much
                               too slow a process.

                                                         (CONTINUED)

-  -  -

                                                                       106.


            301   (CONTINUED)

                                        SAUCER VOICE
                            On earth you build with inanimate
                            material.  We employ living tissue.
                            This space vehicle, for example...


            302   CUT TO COVER


            303   MED. CLOSE SHOT - REEF

                  Awed, frightened, he looks about him at the construction
                  of the chamber in which he is standing.

                                        SAUCER VOICE
                            It is a living thing.  When damaged
                            - you would say 'wounded' - it
                            immediately 'heals' itself.

                                        REEF
                                   (understanding)
                            That's why no water leaked inside
                            when we rammed you?

                                        SAUCER VOICE
                            Of course.  But it is time to be-
                            gin the return voyage --


            304   CLOSE SHOT - REEF'S HAND

                  And we see it creep up under his coat, grabbing the
                  Very pistol.


            305   MED. CLOSE SHOT - REEF

                  as he says grimly, threateningly:

                                        REEF
                            To navigate, won't you have to...
                            see your way?

                                        SAUCER VOICE
                            Obviously.

                                        REEF
                            That might be a little rough!

                  And Reef raises the Very pistol, fires.

-  -  -

                                                                       107.


            306   SPECIAL EFFECT SHOT - THE 'EYE' OF THE ORGANISM

                  as the flare strikes it and bursts.  There is a SCREAM,
                  an unearthly, shattering WAIL from the organism itself.


            307   SPECIAL EFFECT SHOT - CLOSE ON 'EYE'

                  as the flare burns a hole in the iris, and the water,
                  or whatever it contains, seems to drain from it, like
                  a plastic bag when it is torn.


            308   CLOSE SHOT - REEF

                  He reacts quickly, astonished at the effect of his
                  shot.  But then he wastes no time - turns and scrambles
                  back out.  SCREAMS OF PAIN from the creature follow
                  him.


            309   INT. SECTION OF BRIDGE - DAY - FAST PAN - WITH REEF

                  Heedless of the danger of falling, he scrambles madly
                  back across the bridge.  Beams of the death-dealing
                  light just miss him as he goes, and SCREAMS from the
                  wounded creature shatter the cavernous silence.


            310   (OMITTED)


            310A  PANNING WITH REEF

                  He reaches the platform, races madly for the ramp.
                  Beams of light again just miss him.


            310B  PANNING WITH REEF - UP RAMP

                  And suddenly, as he reaches the iris, he YELLS with
                  pain, his foot caught in the iris.

-  -  -

             REVISED 5-26-59         "ATOMIC SUBMARINE"
                                                         107-A-B

         310-C    INSERT - CLOSEUP - REEF'S FOOT

                  As he pulls his foot clear.
         OMIT
         310D
         311

         311-A    PANNING WITH REEF

                  As he runs through the darkness.

         311-B    PANNING WITH REEF

                  As a beam of LIGHT just misses him.

         311-C    CLOSEUP - STEAM

                  As steam comes out of the darkness at him.

         311-D    PANNING WITH REEF

                  As he runs by, the steam just missing him.

         311-E    CLOSE PAN - REEF

                  As he races for the iris at the end of the ramp.

         312      INT. DEPTH-EXPLORER - DAY - AT HATCH WINDOW - OVER
                  CARL'S SHOULDER

                  Carl reacts as the iris begins closing.  Quickly, he
                  grabs a crowbar, or other prop, wedges it into the
                  iris, holding it open momentarily.  A moment later,
                  Reef literally hurls himself into the little sub,
                  slams the hatch behind him, and exclaims:

                                    REEF
                             Back to the Shark - right
                             now!

                  Carl does not hesitate, begins working the controls.

                                    CARL
                             What about Dave - and the
                             others?

-  -  -

                                                                       108.


            312   (CONTINUED)

                                        REEF
                                   (grimly)
                            'Fortunes of War!'

                  Carl frowns.  Now Reef grasps the radio microphone, says
                  quickly:

                                        REEF
                                   (into mike)
                            This is Reef, Skipper -- in the
                            Depth-Explorer.  Don't wait for
                            us - start engines, and pull loose!


            313   INT. CONTROL ROOM - DAY - FULL SHOT - THE ROOM

                  as Wendover nods, responding to the radio message.

                                        WENDOVER
                            All right, Reef.

                  He turns to the intercom, orders:

                                        WENDOVER
                            Reactor Room!  This is the Skipper!
                            I want all reverse full-emergency
                            power!


            314   SPECIAL EFFECT SHOT - THE TIGER SHARK PROPELLERS

                  They begin to turn, slowly at first, then picking up
                  speed.


            315   SPECIAL EFFECT SHOT - SHARK AND DEPTH-EXPLORER

                  It moves away from the saucer, back up through the water
                  to the belly of the Shark, at the airlock.


            316   INT. LOWER CHAMBER OF SAUCER - DAY - SPECIAL EFFECT SHOT
                  - CLOSE ON 'EYE'

                  And now we see, through a SERIES OF DISSOLVES that the
                  eye is healing - restoring itself, like a balloon being
                  blown up (maybe this would do it).


            317   SPECIAL EFFECT SHOT - THE 'FINGERS'

                  Purposefully they probe into the 'circuit' apertures,
                  and the power lights begin to glow radiantly.

-  -  -

                                                                       109.


            318   INT. FORWARD TORPEDO ROOM - DAY - FULL SHOT - AT AIRLOCK

                  As Griff superintends preparations to open the lock door,
                  the men from the control room - Wendover, Kent and Sir
                  Ian, hasten in.  Now Griff cracks the hatch on the lock
                  door, and in a moment, Reef staggers out, then helps Carl
                  from the Explorer.  Wendover frowns, glances inside:

                                        WENDOVER
                            What about --- ?

                  Reef only shakes his head.  Faces are tense, then Reef
                  declares bitterly:

                                        REEF
                            We didn't kill it, Skipper.  And
                            if it ever gets...back where it
                            came from...the Earth is doomed,
                            and everything and everybody on it!


            319   SPECIAL EFFECT SHOT - TIGER SHARK AND SAUCER

                  And now, the mighty engines of the Shark succeed - the
                  bow of the Shark pulls out of the hull of the saucer,
                  and the two vehicles float freely in the water.


            320   INT. FORWARD TORPEDO ROOM - DAY - GROUP SHOT

                  The scene JUMPS AND LURCHES.  Then there is an exultant
                  voice:

                                        VOICE
                                   (over intercom)
                            We've pulled loose, Skipper!
                            We're free!

                  Wendover and Reef exchange an exultant look.  Then they
                  turn and run out toward the ladder to the con.  Kent,
                  Carl and Sir Ian follow more slowly.


            321   INT. CONTROL ROOM - DAY - FULL SHOT - THE ROOM

                  As Wendover and Reef come scrambling up the ladder and
                  through the hatch, the man at the helm indicates the TV
                  screen.  Wendover and Reef peer eagerly at it.  Wendover
                  smiles tightly.

-  -  -

                                                                       110.

            322   SPECIAL EFFECT SHOT - OPTICAL SHOT - THE TV SCREEN

                  And we see the saucer floating loose in the water.  But,
                  suddenly, with a tremendous burst of speed, the saucer
                  moves away through the water, so rapidly as almost to
                  become a blur.

                                        REEF (o.s.)
                                   (despairingly)
                            There it goes!


            323   UP INTO FACES OF REEF AND WENDOVER

                  as Reef adjusts the dials of the screen, and Carl, Kent
                  and Sir Ian appear behind them.

                                        REEF
                            Straight to the Pole - at almost
                            fifty knots!

                                        WENDOVER
                            Nothing we can do, now.

                                        KENT
                            Excuse me, Captain - there may
                            be one last, desperate chance -
                            a one-in-a-thousand shot...

                                        WENDOVER
                                   (desperately)
                            Anything ---

                                        KENT
                            It's possible I could adapt one of
                            the torpedo guidance systems to the
                            ICBM - so it would 'home' on the
                            saucer when he rises from the Pole.

                                        WENDOVER
                            What about time...?

                                                          (CONTINUED)

-  -  -

                 REVISED 5-26-59        "ATOMIC SUBMARINE"     110-A

            323   (CONTINUED)

                                       SIR IAN
                                 (a glance at Reef)
                           Cyclops will have to linger at
                           the Pole to recharge his power
                           banks.

                                       WENDOVER
                                       (snaps)
                           All right - go to it.

                                                          (CONTINUED)

-  -  -

                                                                     111.


            323   (CONTINUED)

                                        WENDOVER (cont'd)
                                   (to Reef)
                            Reef, you take over as navigator.
                            Find us a pot-hole in the ice.

                  And as they AD LIB orders and instructions, Kent and Sir
                  Ian and Carl climb back down the hatch to go to work.

                                                          DISSOLVE TO:


            324   INT. FORWARD TORPEDO ROOM - DAY - CUTS TO COVER - WORK
                  ON MISSILE - (STOCK IF AVAILABLE - OTHERWISE DISSOLVE TO
                  325)

                  with Carl, Kent, Griff and Sir Ian all at work, in-
                  stalling complicated electronic equipment in the nose
                  of the huge ICBM.  Over this:

                                        NARRATOR
                            Adapt a complicated guidance
                            system to a huge ballistic rocket
                            - convert it to a water-to-air
                            intercept missile?  It was foolish,
                            it was insane, it was fantastic -
                            but it was their only hope - and
                            the earth's only hope!

                                                          WIPE TO:

            325   FULL SHOT - THE GROUP

                  as Kent steps back, wipes his hands on a piece of waste.

                                        SIR IAN
                            All ready?

                                        KENT
                                   (dourly)
                            As ready as we can be!
                                   (walking off)
                            I'll report to the Skipper.

                                                          DISSOLVE TO:


            326   SPECIAL EFFECT SHOT - THE TIGER SHARK

                  It is rising to the surface, under the ice.  And now,
                  as it nears the surface, a BEAM OF LIGHT, like a search-
                  light, hits it, and the water becomes brighter.

-  -  -

                                                                       112.


            327   INT. CONTROL ROOM - DAY - MED. CLOSE SHOT - WENDOVER
                  AND REEF

                  as Reef, at the navigator's position, sings out:

                                        REEF
                            Right under our hole in the
                            ice, Skipper.


            328   SPECIAL EFFECT SHOT - DOWN ON ICE - SEEN ON TV SCREEN

                  We see a round, black hole of open water in the ice
                  field.


            329   INT. CONTROL ROOM - DAY - CLOSE SHOT - WENDOVER AND
                  REEF

                  as Wendover glues his eye toward the screen.

                                        WENDOVER
                            What's the corrected bearing
                            to the Magnetic Pole?

                                        REEF
                                   (checking)
                            Minus three.

                  Wendover sets a knob on the screen, peers at it again.


            330   SPECIAL EFFECT SHOT - OPTICAL SHOT - POV

                  All we see is fields of ice and snow.  Finally the cross-
                  hairs stop exactly at minus three.


            331   MED. SHOT

                  as Wendover gestures toward the controls.

                                        WENDOVER
                            Take over here, Reef.


                                                          (CONTINUED)

-  -  -

                                                                     113.


            331   (CONTINUED)

                  Reef nods, looks at TV screen.  Wendover moves to the
                  intercom, barks:

                                        WENDOVER
                            Prepare ICBM for firing!

                  Then he murmurs to Reef:

                                        WENDOVER
                            Well, that's all we can do --
                            until our space-friend decides
                            to blast-off.


            332   SPECIAL EFFECT SHOT - THE TIGER SHARK

                  And now, on the bow, we see the mighty ICBM lift from a
                  recess on the deck, in front of the conning tower.  It
                  stands on end in its cradle, ready.

                                                          WIPE TO:


            333   INT. CONTROL ROOM - DAY - MED. TWO SHOT - REEF AND
                  WENDOVER

                  Reef's eyes on screen.  Wendover waits tensely.
                  Now Reef reacts.


            334   SPECIAL EFFECT SHOT - OPTICAL SHOT - THROUGH SCREEN -
                  THE ICE

                  Suddenly, a phenomena like an undersea volcano rising.
                  The ice rends and cracks, rises in a great bulge.


            335   SPECIAL EFFECT SHOT - THE ICE

                  It breaks up, boils, tremendous rending, tearing NOISES.
                  Then, from the depths of the water below, a familiar oval
                  shape - smooth, glittering, beautiful - surmounted by the
                  gleaming cyclops eye appears.  The saucer rises from the
                  water like a great porpoise, hovers just above the ice,
                  then begins rising slowly into the air.


            336   INT. CONTROL ROOM - DAY - REACTION SHOT - WENDOVER AND
                  REEF

                  as Reef exclaims excitedly:

                                                          (CONTINUED)

-  -  -

                                                                        114.


            336   (CONTINUED)

                                         REEF
                            Skipper - I think - it is!
                            It's Cyclops!

                  Wendover pushes him aside for a quick look himself.
                  Then, he leaps for the intercom, barks:

                                         WENDOVER
                            This is the Skipper!  Fire!
                            Fire!


            337   SPECIAL EFFECT SHOT - THE TIGER SHARK

                  Now we see a discharge like compressed air below the
                  ICBM.  It floats up and away from the Shark, in a ver-
                  tical position.  Then, straight as an arrow, it heads
                  for the surface.


            338   SPECIAL EFFECT SHOT - THE HOLE IN THE ICE

                  Now, from the black water, the ICBM leaps into-the air,
                  like a suddenly released, air-filled ball.  As it leaps
                  above the surface, the mighty rocket engines ignite with
                  a ROARING BLAST, and the ICBM leaps high into the air,
                  roars up o.s.


            339   SPECIAL EFFECT SHOT - WITH ICBM

                  It rises higher and higher, faster and faster, into the
                  sky.


            340   SPECIAL EFFECT SHOT - THE SAUCER

                  It, too, is moving faster and faster, on what should
                  appear to be a converging course with the missile.


            341   SPECIAL EFFECT SHOT - THE SKY

                  This is the 'money' shot - to make or break the picture.
                  In one corner of the frame, the saucer rises swiftly.
                  But as it moves to center frame, in from the opposite
                  corner comes the ICBM, heading straight and true for the
                  saucer.  They meet.

                  The explosion is tremendous - a mighty, nuclear fireball,
                  great chunks of debris hurled sizzling into space in all
                  directions, a booming, pounding after-shock wave, then a
                  great sweeping mushroom cloud.  After this.....nothing
                  but empty sky.

-  -  -

                REVISED 5-26-59        "ATOMIC SUBMARINE"
                                                               115.
           342    CUTS TO COVER - THE PHENOMENA ABOVE

           343    INT. CONTROL ROOM - DAY - REACTION SHOT - PANNING
                                               ALL THE PRINCIPALS

                  The shock, the exultation, the relief, then the
                  sagging easement of tension...it is beyond words.
                  Wendover looks at Kent, with a look more eloquent
                  than an hour speech.  Sir Ian's eyes are misty with
                  gratitude.  Carl begins trembling with reaction, and
                  Reef puts a comforting arm around him.  Griff sags
                  onto a stool, head down, just moving his head aimlessly
                  from side to side.  Reef and Wendover exchange a look
                  of silent understanding.

                                                     SLOW DISSOLVE TO:

           344    EXT. OCEAN - NIGHT - LONG UP SHOT - THE NIGHT SKY
                    (STOCK)

                  on a moonless night, the stars glinting and sparkling
                  like billions of distant diamonds.

           345    SHOT - BOW OF SUBMARINE - SPECIAL EFFECTS SHOT

                  as it swishes through the water on the homeward voyage.

                                                           DISSOLVE:

           345-A  STOCK SHOT - NAVY YARD - NIGHT (as in 38A)

           346    EXT. NAVY YARD - NIGHT - TWO SHOT - REEF AND CARL

                  As they slowly walk away from the o.s. submarine towards
                  the gate.  Carl looks thoughtfully up at the sky as he
                  stops for a moment.

                                       CARL
                              They're so remote - cold - beautiful,
                              the stars.  But now - I wonder -

                                       REEF
                                     (smiling fondly)
                              Yes?

                                       CARL
                                     (whimsically)
                              Which is the one - we have to worry
                              about?

                  Reef also looks up at the sky thoughtfully, shakes
                  his head.

                                                            (CONTINUED)

-  -  -

                                                                      116.


            346   (CONTINUED)

                                        REEF
                            Maybe - just 'maybe' - when their
                            ship doesn't return - they'll
                            decide not to come here, after all.

                                        CARL
                            But if they do?

                                        REEF
                                   (soberly)
                            I don't know.

                                        CARL
                                   (a slight smile)
                            I wouldn't worry.  So long as we
                            have boats like the Tiger Shark -
                            and people like you, the Skipper,
                            Dave, Kent, Sir Ian and my father -

                                        REEF
                                   (smiles)
                            And his 'egghead' son!
                                   (he punches Carl's
                                   arm jovially)
                            We'll give 'em a rough reception,
                            won't we?

                  They go out.


            347   EXT. STARLIT SKY - NIGHT

                  SUPERIMPOSE:

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