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The Deep Blue Sea (1955)

 -  Drama | Romance  -  1 November 1955 (USA)
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A woman unhappy in her passionless marriage leaves her husband for a younger and more ardent lover.

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A woman unhappy in her passionless marriage leaves her husband for a younger and more ardent lover.

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Trapped Between Infidelity and - [The Deep Blue Sea].

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Drama | Romance

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1 November 1955 (USA)  »

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Lockende Tiefe  »

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(Eastmancolor)

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2.55 : 1
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According to Alexander Walker in 'Sex in the Movies', Marlene Dietrich turned down the film "on the grounds that she could never be convincing as a woman who tries to gas herself because she cannot keep her lover or find other men." See more »

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Version of BBC Play of the Month: The Deep Blue Sea (1974) See more »

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The Deep Blue Sea
Music by Francis Chagrin
Lyrics by Roy Bradford
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A Leigh Staple
16 March 1999 | by (Cleveland, Ohio USA) – See all my reviews

"The Deep Blue Sea" represents a notable staple in the film repertoire of Vivien Leigh. Given the enormous popularity and artistic achievements of this consummate British actress, it seems incredible that this film is not available on video. She is always fascinating to watch, and this drama about marital difficulties provides her with a good "modern day" role, compared to her many period/costume pieces. She is beautiful, skillful, and intelligent in her approach to and realization of her characters, and all are evident in this sensibly presented drama. Her co-star, Kenneth More, is professional as always; Eric Portman gives his usual strong character support; and the appearance of Emlyn Williams is a special bonus. The film needs to be seen on the big screen in CinemaScope to get its maximum impact. It deserves to be revived, and more importantly, made available on video.


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