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Release Date:
11 March 1953 (USA) See more »
Fabulous Lost World -- at the Bottom of the Sea!
Two American divers are distracted by fair ladies and skulduggery while trying to salvage a gold ship off Jamaica. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Robert Ryan ... Brad Carlton

Mala Powers ... Terry McBride

Anthony Quinn ... 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

Woody Strode ... 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
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Sugarfoot Anderson ... Sugar (uncredited)
James Conaty ... Man at The Rum Pot Athletic Club (uncredited)
Michael Dale ... Kirk (uncredited)
Jerado Decordovier ... Waiter (uncredited)
Michael Ferris ... Ship's Steward (uncredited)

Tommy Garland ... Martin (uncredited)

Bernie Gozier ... Maru (uncredited)

Chuck Hamilton ... Man Departing Shop (uncredited)
George Hamilton ... High Priest (uncredited)
Joseph Keane ... Stuart, the Secretary (uncredited)
Sherry Moreland ... Marie (uncredited)
Bruce Riley ... Passenger (uncredited)

Ann Robinson ... Girl in Bar (uncredited)
Elizabeth Root ... Helen (uncredited)
Peter Similuk ... Radio Operator (uncredited)

Directed by
Budd Boetticher 
Writing credits
Harry E. Rieseberg (book "Port Royal: The Ghost City Beneath the Sea")

Jack Harvey (screenplay) and
Ramon Romero (screenplay)

Produced by
Albert J. Cohen .... producer
Original Music by
Henry Mancini (uncredited)
Milton Rosen (uncredited)
Herman Stein (uncredited)
Cinematography by
Charles P. Boyle 
Film Editing by
Edward Curtiss 
Art Direction by
Alexander Golitzen 
Emrich Nicholson 
Set Decoration by
Russell A. Gausman 
Joseph Kish 
Costume Design by
Rosemary Odell 
Makeup Department
Bud Westmore .... makeup artist
Production Management
Mack D'Agostino .... unit production manager (uncredited)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Joseph E. Kenney .... assistant director (as Joseph E. Kenny)
Phil Bowles .... assistant director (uncredited)
Sound Department
Leslie I. Carey .... sound
Robert Pritchard .... sound
Special Effects by
David S. Horsley .... special photography
Bernie Gozier .... stunts (uncredited)
Chuck Hamilton .... stunts (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Joan Joseff .... costume jeweller (uncredited)
Editorial Department
Jack Corrigan .... assistant editor (uncredited)
Music Department
Joseph Gershenson .... musical director
Ethmer Roten .... musician: flute (uncredited)
Hans J. Salter .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Frank Skinner .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Other crew
Harold Belfer .... choreographer
William Fritzsche .... technicolor color consultant
Irvin Berwick .... dialogue director (uncredited)
Adele Cannon .... script supervisor (uncredited)
Fred Zander .... technical advisor (uncredited)

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87 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Recording)
Finland:K-16 | Sweden:15 | USA:Passed (National Board of Review) | USA:Approved (PCA #16096) | West Germany:12 (nf)
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4 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
Gold and danger beneath the sea, 13 June 2005
Author: Chris Gaskin from Derby, England

City Beneath the Sea came on BBC2 one Saturday afternoon some years ago and I was pleased I taped it. This has never been released on video so I was glad I kept this TV copy.

Two divers come to Jamaca to recover some gold on a sunken ship off the coast. One evening, they visit a club and meet two girls and both subsequently fall in love with them. Rivalry then breaks out between the two men over who will keep the gold when retrieved. The ship sunk near the ruins of an underwater city (not Atlantis) and the locals are against the men recovering the gold because the city is one of their tabu's. Not surprisingly, danger looms when the city collapses as a result of an undersea earthquake, trapping one of the divers. He is rescued by his mate and neither of them get the gold in the end.

Despite being a bow budget movie, the underwater scenes in City Beneath the Sea are not that bad.

The cast includes Robert Ryan and Anthony Quinn as the divers and Mala Powers and Susan Ball as the love interests. This also stars George Mathews and Woody Strode.

Watching this movie is a good way to spend just under 90 minutes one afternoon or evening. Very enjoyable.

Rating: 3 stars out of 5.

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