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Underwater! (1955)

Approved  |   |  Adventure, Drama  |  17 April 1955 (Japan)
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Dominic Quesada and Johnny Gray, two SCUBA divers searching for sunken treasure off the coast of Cuba, think they've hit the jackpot when they find a 17th century ship on the sea floor. ... See full summary »



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Cast overview:
Theresa Gray
Dominic Quesada
Richard Egan ...
Lori Nelson ...
Robert Keith ...
Father Cannon
Rico Herrera
Eugene Iglesias ...
Miguel Vega
Ric Roman ...
Dámaso Pérez Prado ...
Perez Prado (as Perez Prado)


Dominic Quesada and Johnny Gray, two SCUBA divers searching for sunken treasure off the coast of Cuba, think they've hit the jackpot when they find a 17th century ship on the sea floor. They need working capital however and Johnny is ready to hock his boat but his wife Theresa thinks they're off on another wild scheme that will leave them all poorer than when they started. She comes around however and are soon joined by Gloria, whose boat they will use and Father Cannon, a university professor and archaeologist. Although Dominic hasn't been completely honest with his partners, they may in fact be in the area of a major treasure ship. When they do find it, the ship is teetering on the edge of a 300 foot cliff and dangerous for even the most experienced divers. Written by garykmcd

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Release Date:

17 April 1955 (Japan)  »

Also Known As:

The Big Rainbow  »

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$3,500,000 (estimated)

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Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound Recording)



Aspect Ratio:

2.00 : 1
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Did You Know?


A Feb. 11, 1958 Los Angeles Times ad shows that this film was widely distributed on a double bill at many drive-in theaters with Disney's Old Yeller (1957). See more »


When Theresa pushes Johnny off the boat at the end, the walls of the tank in which the boat floats is visible in the background. See more »


Cherry Pink and Apple Blossom White
Music by Louiguy
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Pioneer Movie
15 October 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I enjoy this movie very much and try to watch it periodically. As someone who took up SCUBA diving the year before this movie was made, I'd like to call attention to the fact that it is the first full length feature movie in which SCUBA was used. In fact, it was so early in the development of equipment that the tanks that they were using were smaller than the 72 cubic foot tanks that became standard for steel tanks.(There were other sizes.) Also, note the two hose regulators that are all but obsolete, the early flipper designs, and the primitive back packs. To some, the story may seem a little corny, but so were early aviation pictures and early submarine pictures. This considered, I think that the movie deserves look.

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