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Seas Beneath (1931)

Approved  |   |  Action, Drama, War  |  29 March 1931 (USA)
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In the waning days of WWI, a U.S. "Mystery Ship," sets sail for the coast of Spain towing a submarine. Their mission is to find and sink a U-boat that has been especially effective in ... See full summary »

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Cmdr. Robert 'Bob' Kingsley
Marion Lessing ...
Anna Marie Von Steuben
Mona Maris ...
Fraulein Lolita
Walter C. Kelly ...
Chief Mike 'Guns' Costello
Warren Hymer ...
'Lug' Kaufman
Steve Pendleton ...
Ens. Richard 'Dick' Cabot (as Gaylord Pendleton)
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Chief Joe Cobb
Larry Kent ...
Lt. 'Mac' McGregor
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Baron Ernst von Steuben (U-boat commander)
John Loder ...
Franz Shiller
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In the waning days of WWI, a U.S. "Mystery Ship," sets sail for the coast of Spain towing a submarine. Their mission is to find and sink a U-boat that has been especially effective in attacking Allied shipping. Posing as a harmless schooner, the mystery ship is in fact fitted with a formidable gun capable of sinking a U-boat. Stopping in the Canary Islands to refuel, the crew interacts with locals involved with Germans, and with Germans themselves, including the sister of the U-Boat commander, who is lurking offshore waiting for the coming battle. Written by Ron kerrigan <mvg@whidbey.com>

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The three-masted schooner used as the decoy mystery ship was the same one used in the movies The Sea Wolf (1930) and The Painted Woman (1932). See more »

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Marinero (Sailor Lad)
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Antique but visually interesting sea adventure
4 October 1999 | by (Chicago) – See all my reviews

I suspect that the poster from Oklahoma hasn't seen many other films from the early talkie era, because the pace and acting aren't bad for the times. What's most striking about this early Ford talkie is the location (shipboard) filming-- few films from the studio era make such a point of actually filming at sea instead of on a set in front of a sky backdrop. The vivid realism of these scenes is the most striking thing about the film today.


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