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City Beneath the Sea (1953)

Passed  |   |  Action, Adventure, Drama  |  11 March 1953 (USA)
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Two American divers are distracted by fair ladies and skulduggery while trying to salvage a gold ship off Jamaica.

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Terry McBride
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Tony Bartlett
Suzan Ball ...
Venita aka Mary Lou Beetle
George Mathews ...
Capt. Meade aka Ralph Sorensen
Karel Stepanek ...
Dwight Trevor
Hilo Hattie ...
Mama Mary
Lalo Rios ...
Calypso
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Djion
John Warburton ...
Captain Clive
Peter Mamakos ...
Captain Pedro Mendoza
Barbara Morrison ...
Madame Cecile
LeRoi Antoine ...
Calypso singer
Leon Lontoc ...
Kip
Marya Marco ...
Half caste woman
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Storyline

Divers Brad and Tony arrive in Jamaica to attempt salvage of the "Lady Luck," sunk with all hands and a million in gold. They charter a boat, "American Beauty," skippered by attractive Terry McBride, but cannot find the ship. But there's more to the "Lady Luck" than meets the eye, and undersea skullduggery forms a counterpoint to Brad's romance with Terry, and Tony's with cabaret singer Venita. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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Fabulous Lost World -- at the Bottom of the Sea!


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11 March 1953 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Die Stadt unter dem Meer  »

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(Western Electric Recording)

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Brad Carlton: You'd better wake up, get your mind off money. Think of something constructive, like dames.
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Connections

Referenced in Dragnet: The Big Hit-Run Killer (1954) See more »

Soundtracks

HANDLE WITH CARE
(uncredited)
Written by Arnold Schwarzwald (as Arnold Hughes)
Lyrics by Frederick Herbert
Performed by Suzan Ball
Suzan Ball's vocals dubbed by (unknown)
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Good cast, otherwise too predictable
17 January 2001 | by (Colorado) – See all my reviews

Genuine chemistry between Ryan and Powers lifts this a notch above fodder. But what happened to Susan Ball, her performance is almost not there. The camaraderie between Ryan and Quinn is the crux of the story, and unfortunately it doesn't work. There is a fun underwater earthquake that topples the "city", but spectacular it ain't. George Matthews makes a very sleazy villain.


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