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The Sea Around Us (1953)

Approved  |   |  Documentary  |  30 June 1953 (USA)
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Irwin Allen explores the mysteries of the deep blue sea in this Technicolor documentary. Based on Rachel L. Carson's famous study, this Oscar winning project investigates everything under ... See full summary »

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Irwin Allen explores the mysteries of the deep blue sea in this Technicolor documentary. Based on Rachel L. Carson's famous study, this Oscar winning project investigates everything under the sea, from sharks, whales and octopuses to microscopical creatures and their coexistence in this vast underwater world. Written by Rodrigo Amaro

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The first true underwater documentary
17 August 2000 | by (Woodhaven, NY) – See all my reviews

This is from a well known book by Rachel Carson, so I don't know why this film is not well-known. It took home the Academy Award as best documentary. I suppose the later work of Cousteau just eclipsed it. Never the less, this is a well done film, well worth watching.


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