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Devil and the Deep (1932)

 -  Drama  -  12 August 1932 (USA)
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Naval commander Charles Sturm has made life miserable for his wife Diana due to his insane jealousy over every man she speaks to. His obsessive behavior soon drives her to the arms of a ... See full summary »

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Diana Sturm
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Lt. Sempter
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Cmdr. Charles Sturm
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Lt. Jaeckel
Paul Porcasi ...
Hassan
Juliette Compton ...
Mrs. Planet
Henry Kolker ...
Hutton
Dorothy Christy ...
Mrs. Crimp
Arthur Hoyt ...
Mr. Planet
Gordon Westcott ...
Lt. Toll
James Dugan ...
Condover (as Jimmie Dugan)
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Naval commander Charles Sturm has made life miserable for his wife Diana due to his insane jealousy over every man she speaks to. His obsessive behavior soon drives her to the arms of a handsome lieutenant. When Charles learns of their affair, he plots revenge. Written by Daniel Bubbeo <dbubbeo@cmp.com>

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One of over 700 Paramount productions, filmed between 1929 and 1949, which were sold to MCA/Universal in 1958 for television distribution, and have been owned and controlled by Universal ever since. See more »

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Great Performances In An Incoherent Story
26 November 2010 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

Devil And The Deep finds Tallulah Bankhead cast with two Hollywood icons, Gary Cooper and the up and coming Cary Grant as the wife of a submarine commander who has a fling with both guys. But the one who really steals the film in what was his American film debut with Paramount is Charles Laughton.

Although The Old Dark House was made first, Paramount held up its release for Devil And The Deep, the better to give Laughton exposure with a proved box office champion in Gary Cooper. Laughton is stunning as an insanely jealous husband.

I think a lot of Devil And The Deep may have been left on the cutting room floor. In the beginning it's made quite clear that Tallulah is a woman of easy virtue. But later on the tone of the film abruptly shifts so that your sympathies shift from Laughton to her. The story loses a lot of coherency with that.

Still the performances are great and the climax on board the submarine is very well staged. Definitely a must for a fan of any of the stars in the quartet.


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