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Underwater! (1955)

Approved | | Adventure, Drama | 1955 (UK)
Two scuba divers find a shipwreck which may contain undiscovered treasure, however, their attempt to salvage it is threatened by scavengers.

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Theresa Gray
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Dominic Quesada
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Gloria
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Father Cannon
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Rico Herrera
Eugene Iglesias ...
Miguel Vega
Ric Roman ...
Jesus
Dámaso Pérez Prado ...
Perez Prado (as Perez Prado)
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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. 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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UNDERWATER Fury! UNDERWATER Paradise! (original poster) See more »

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Adventure | Drama

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The Big Rainbow  »

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$3,500,000 (estimated)
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(RCA Sound Recording)

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2.00 : 1
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The film premiered underwater to a group of journalists and others wearing diving equipment. The premiere was prior to the national release date of Feb. 9, 1955, and was held in Silver Springs, Florida. See more »

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Johnny's narration as they sail to the wreck site includes the following " ...when evening tossed out the stars like shining dice, I could only see the high-priced bangles that hang around Theresa's throat." However Theresa does not wear necklaces when she is on the deck and only once when below. See more »

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Cherry Pink and Apple Blossom White
(Cerisier rose et pommier blanc)
Music by Louiguy
French lyrics by Jacques Larue
English lyrics by Mack David
Performed by Dámaso Pérez Prado (as Perez Prado) Y Su Orchestra
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...oops....not that I was looking for this, but..
15 October 2006 | by (rowley ma) – See all my reviews

...about 10 minutes before the end of this fun movie, the lead actors are struggling underwater, when all of a sudden Richard Egan (..or his stunt double) reaches across the front of Jane Russell (..or HER stunt double) to free her from some impeding disaster, and as he pulls away his hand he pulls down her bathing suit ever so briefly and exposes the right nipple...

THIS is what HDTV wide screen technology can do..stuff that got by the editors years ago is now there for detailed and easy to see review.....DVDs make it even easier, but you have to catch UNDERWATER on cable..(..of course you can Tivo it and freeze frame whatever...)


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