Examines the dangerous business of snaring sponges on the ocean's floor that are sold via an auction exchange. Dimitri, the crooked-head of a Florida sponge-exchange, tries to prevent a ... See full summary »

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Mr. Demitri (as Lon Chaney)
Arthur Lake ...
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Ray Douglas
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Examines the dangerous business of snaring sponges on the ocean's floor that are sold via an auction exchange. Dimitri, the crooked-head of a Florida sponge-exchange, tries to prevent a boatload of valuable sponges from reaching port in time for the cargo to be sold at auction. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Adventure | Crime | Drama

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Approved
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25 July 1948 (USA)  »

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Crime Submarino  »

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The crowd for the auction scenes were made up of real-life Greek sponge divers. See more »

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Version of Sixteen Fathoms Deep (1934) See more »

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16 phantoms deep. I absolutely loved this movie
17 December 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

When I was a kid, I would come home and this movie would be on. I loved every minute of it. But here's the worst thing. As life would have it, I wound up buying a house just a couple of miles from Tarpon Springs, sponge capital of the world. Yet no one mentions this movie. I was So disappointed. The scene with Lon Chaney Jr. falling on the sponge rake is forever etched in my memory. I think tomorrow, I'll go down to the sponge docks and demand they show this movie!!!! This movie remains one of my favorites. And I just don't understand why it is not mentioned more often. I've asked the people in Tarpon Springs, but they don't seem to know what I'm talking about. Come on, people, the sponge capital of the world should know and publicize this movie.


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