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Mike and Tony Petrakis are a Greek father and son team who dive for sponges off the coast of Florida. After they are robbed by crooks, Arnold and the Rhys brothers, Mike decides to take his... See full summary »

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Tony Petrakis
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Gwyneth Rhys
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Mike Petrakis
J. Carrol Naish ...
Socrates 'Soc' Houlis
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Thomas Rhys
Angela Clarke ...
Mama Petrakis
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Arnold Dix
Jay Novello ...
Sinan
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Demetrios Sofotes
Gloria Gordon ...
Penny Petrakis
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Griff Rhys
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Mike and Tony Petrakis are a Greek father and son team who dive for sponges off the coast of Florida. After they are robbed by crooks, Arnold and the Rhys brothers, Mike decides to take his men to the dangerous 12-mile reef to dive for more sponges. Mike suffers a fatal accident when he falls from the reef leaving Tony to carry on the business. But now he has a companion, Gwyneth Rhys. Written by Kelly

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2 December 1953 (USA)  »

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Das Höllenriff  »

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(Western Electric Recording)

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This was Twentieth Century-Fox's third CinemaScope production. See more »

Quotes

Tony Petrakis: [to Gwyneth Rhys] Hey, you want to know what my real name is? Adonis. My mother named me after a Greek god. I'm a beautiful young man.
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It Had to Be You
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Music by Isham Jones
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CAST OF ALL TIME GREATEST !
24 June 2003 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is a film you can view over and over again, a great 1953 film with a great cast of GIANTS in the film industry with great acting by Gilbert Roland, J. Carrol Nash, Terry Moore( was married to the late Howard Hughes), Richard Boone and Peter Graves. Enjoyed the film location of Tarpon Springs, Fla., along the Sponge Docks where the Greeks have a historical heritage. Robert Wagner was just starting out in the film business and becoming a super star for the early 1950's and beyond, and his dark hair in this picture changed his appearance, however, his voice gives him away. There is lots of innocent 1950's love scenes and plenty of drama and excitement to keep you in your seats. This is a wonderful film Classic for all generations to view and enjoy over and over again!


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