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City Beneath the Sea (1953)

Passed | | Action, Adventure, Drama | 11 March 1953 (USA)
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
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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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gold | singer | scheme | drums | cabaret | See All (48) »

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


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Passed | See all certifications »
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Release Date:

11 March 1953 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Die Stadt unter dem Meer  »

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(Western Electric Recording)

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(Technicolor)

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1.37 : 1
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Quotes

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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Highly enjoyable escapade from a great director
3 February 2007 | by (Braintree, MA) – See all my reviews

CITY BENEATH THE SEA lacks the complexity of Budd Boetticher's "best" work (his later "Ranown" westerns, the earlier THE BULLFIGHTER AND THE LADY), but it's highly sweet-smelling trash, with great wise guy performances by Robert Ryan and Anthony Quinn. Filled with almost as many double entendres as the most eyebrow-raising Sam Fuller works of the same period, it succeeds as pure entertainment even if you don't care a whit about the so-called plot (a race to discover sunken treasure amidst voodoo spells, wild dames and Technicolor Jamaican scenery). Good supporting performances by Mala Powers and Karel Stepanek, crackling dialogue and bizarre underwater scenes (part matte, part miniature, part studio tank). Don't expect RIDE LONESOME or SEVEN MEN FROM NOW and you'll find plenty to enjoy.


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