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Deep Waters (1948)

 -  Drama  -  26 May 1949 (Finland)
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A Maine lobster fisherman, trained as an architect, prefers to be a fisherman over the objections of his fiancée. The latter, a welfare worker for the state, finds a home for a 12-year-old ... See full summary »

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A Maine lobster fisherman, trained as an architect, prefers to be a fisherman over the objections of his fiancée. The latter, a welfare worker for the state, finds a home for a 12-year-old orphan who loves the sea. He and the fisherman become friends but the fiancée, fearful of the dangers of sea life, forces the fisherman to restrict the boy from his boat. Denied the life he loves, the boy, in retribution, steals a camera and is sent to reform school. The couple marries and succeeds in getting a judge to grant a petition allowing them to adopt the boy. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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RIP-TIDE...OF THRILLING ROMANCE - ROAR...OF HIGH ADVENTURE (original print ad - all caps) See more »

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O Órfão do Mar  »

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"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the film on September 12, 1949, with Dana Andrews reprising his film role. See more »

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Maine circa 1930's
1 May 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The novel from which the film was based was a very good Maine novel from Ruth Moore. From everything I've read about the movie plot and focus, the story was changed drastically. They really ought not to have put the author up on the credits. People wouldn't want to read the book after they gutted the story for the film.

Anne's character wasn't opposed to Hod's going to sea at all!!!! I don't know where they came up with that one for the film and other stuff.

The novel's author Ruth Moore must have flipped out when they tore her story up and created an entirely different one.

Read the book, Spoonhandle, if you can find a copy.

I'd still like to see the film someday for its location cinematography and it's always fun to see the young Dean Stockwell.


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