Ice Station Zebra
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Published: 1960


The atomic submarine Dolphin has impossible orders: to sail beneath the ice-floes of the Arctic Ocean to locate and rescue the men of weather-station Zebra, gutted by fire and drifting with the ice-pack somewhere north of the Arctic Circle.

But the orders do not say what the Dolphin will find if she succeeds – that the fire at Ice Station Zebra was sabotage, and that one of the survivors is a killer…

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Ice Station Zebra (novel)

Ice Station Zebra is a 1963 thriller novel written by Scottish author Alistair MacLean. It marked a return to MacLean's classic Arctic setting. After completing this novel, whose plot line parallels real-life events during the Cold War, MacLean retired from writing for three years. In 1968 it was loosely adapted into a film of the same name.

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Films of Ice Station Zebra

1968Ice Station Zebra Suitable for all 6.6 Rotten Tomatoes - Rotten Created with Sketch. 43

Commander James Ferraday, USN, has new orders: get David Jones, a British civilian, Captain Anders, a tough Marine with a platoon of troops, Boris Vasilov, a friendly Russian, and the crew of the nuclear sub USS Tigerfish to the North Pole to rescue the crew of Drift Ice Station Zebra, a weather station at the top of the world. The mission takes on new and dangerous twists as the crew finds out that all is not as it seems at Zebra, and that someone will stop at nothing to prevent the mission from being completed.

148mDirector: John SturgesWriter: Alistair MacLean (novel), Douglas Heyes (screenplay), Harry Julian Fink (screen story)Actors: Rock Hudson, Ernest Borgnine, Patrick McGoohan, Jim BrownLanguage: EnglishGenre: Adventure, ThrillerFormat: movieUSA

Articles for Ice Station Zebra

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2014-09-14 Ice Station Zebra by Alistair MacLean (1963) Books & Books Simon