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Below the Sea (1933)

Passed | | Adventure, Romance | 29 March 1933 (USA)
A wealthy woman funds an underwater expedition to explore for marine life, but what she doesn't know is that her "colleagues" have other intentions.

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Frederick Vogeding ...
Von Boulton - Schlemmer (as Fredrik Vogeding)
Esther Howard ...
Lily
Paul Page ...
Jackson
Trevor Bland ...
Waldridge
William J. Kelly ...
Dr. Chapman
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After a German U-boat is sunk near the end of World War I, it's captain, the only living member of the crew 15 years later, plots to retrieve the gold bullion that went down with the boat. He enlists the financial help of a woman who owns a waterfront dive, and a world-renowned undersea diver, but when the ship the woman bankrolls sinks, the two men sign on to an expedition bankrolled by another woman -- this time with scientific knowledge being her motive. They plan to use the expedition's equipment to dive to the wreck and bring up the gold. Written by Ron Kerrigan <mvg@whidbey.com>

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expedition | gold | ship | german | u boat | See All (30) »

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Breath-taking Thrills! Daring Adventure! (original poster) See more »

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Adventure | Romance

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Beneath the Sea  »

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(Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

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(Two-strip Technicolor)|

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1.37 : 1
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Quotes

Steve 'Mac' McCreary: ...If you ever try to cross me you're gonna land where that chest is - at the bottom of the sea.
Karl Schlemmer: You don't have to threaten me.
Steve 'Mac' McCreary: That ain't a threat. It's what the weather mugs call a forecast.
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Referenced in The Wreck Hunters: Dive to the Wreck of the USS Bass (2004) See more »

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A classic of miscasting
17 March 2013 | by (Baltimore MD) – See all my reviews

Somewhere, somehow, somebody decided that Ralph Bellamy was perfect to play the sort of role that would have suited Humphrey Bogart or maybe Robert Mitchum in a later era. So there he is, trying to come off as a cynical tough guy, a professional diver, who signs on for an undersea expedition financed by society playgirl Fay Wray. What he doesn't know is that the captain of their ship isn't searching for exotic marine life but a cache of gold from a sunken U-boat. It's a standard grade-B actioner, down to a fight to the death with a prop octopus. But watching the easy-going, erudite Bellamy desperately trying to play a hard-boiled adventurer is worth tuning in for.


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