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Below the Sea (1933)

Passed  -  Adventure | Romance  -  29 March 1933 (USA)
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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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McCreary
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Diana
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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Storyline

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 more »

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DRama of Romance and Danger on the Bottom of the Sea! (original poster See more »

Genres:

Adventure | Romance

Certificate:

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Release Date:

29 March 1933 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Beneath the Sea  »

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| (TCM print)

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

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(Two-strip Technicolor)|

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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A short documentary sequence on undersea life, filmed in two-strip technicolor, originally seen at the shipboard party at the beginning of the third reel, is now missing and apparently lost. See more »

Quotes

Diane Templeton: [shows Steve her microscope] Here, take a look. What do you see?
Steve 'Mac' McCreary: A lot of little maggots.
Diane Templeton: Well take a good look. A few million years ago, one of them was you. One day, maybe a million years later, you floated upwards, you and many others. The wheels of life began to turn. A billion living things were snuffed out. A few were launched into a new cycle, you among them, because you were strong. That's how life began. Ages went by, and you got the cells and the muscles that enabled you to think and ...
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Referenced in The Wreck Hunters: Dive to the Wreck of the USS Bass (2004) See more »

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Required viewing for Fay Wray's fans.
25 July 2002 | by (Easley, SC) – See all my reviews

Having made it a point to see all the available Fay Wray films that have survived, I can tell you with certainty that you will never see her looking more beautiful than in her role, here. A radiant presence in a world of dangerous characters, she plays a moneyed adventuress bankrolling a 'scientific' expedition to document marine life. Unknown to her is the real purpose of her crews' intentions. Surprises abound in this 'A' title from Columbia Pictures. I had a hard time telling the full scale from the miniature set. And for humor, Fay lectures Ralph Bellamy about becoming a gentleman, as he descends a ladder, and she'll lean WAAYY over to make sure she has his attention. Another delight from the pre-code era. Highly recommended.


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