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King of the Coral Sea (1954)

Approved | | Adventure, Crime | 24 June 1956 (USA)
Ted King, aided by Jack Janiero, is in charge of a company owned by Peter Merriman, reputed playboy, which he inherited from his father. Merriman decides to have a look at the company which... See full summary »

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Ted King
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Peter Merriman (as Charles Tingwell)
Ilma Adey ...
Rusty King
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Jack Janiero
Lloyd Berrell ...
Yusep
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Grundy (as Reginald Lye)
Charles Peverill
Frances Chin Soon ...
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Jack Assam
Salapata Sagigi
Charlie Juda
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Ted King, aided by Jack Janiero, is in charge of a company owned by Peter Merriman, reputed playboy, which he inherited from his father. Merriman decides to have a look at the company which is getting shells and pearls from the ocean's bottom. King discovers a body out in the ocean and brings it in, which sets off a police investigation into the possible smuggling of undesirable aliens into the area and they ask for King's help. Merriman arrives and falls instantly for King's daughter, "Rusty." He also shows them that the use of modern equipment can streamline the operation as well as save lives, which he does for King when he is trapped under the sea. When the smugglers learn King is on their trail, they take "Rusty" hostage, but King, Jack and Merriman, with the use of Merriman's aqua-lungs, follow and rescue her and capture the crooks and killers before the police arrive. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Film debut of Rod Taylor. See more »

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About making of King of the Coral Sea
11 June 2006 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

This Movie was made on Thursday Island with a few scenes being shot in my Family's Pearling Business Store. I was 6 at the time, and interrupted a scene where Rod Taylor was being hit on the head as I thought he was being hurt. Some of it was filmed on Friday Island, my Father played a Policeman in it this was the only acting he did in his life being a local he was used as an extra.. Our boats and a lot of other stuff was used in the Movie. We have managed to get a copy from the Museum and is lovely to look back on. I don't really have a good memory of it only what I have been told by my Mother, we lived on top of the Pearling Store where they shot the Movie.


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