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Release Date:
17 November 1956 (USA) See more »
FIGHTING THE TERROR OF THE SEAS! (original print ad - all caps) See more »
During WW2, U.S. Navy scientists working in Cuba attempt to find an effective shark repellent to be used by servicemen stranded in shark-infested waters. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Samuel Goldwyn Jr. Dies at 88
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Victor Mature ... Lt. Cmdr. Ben Staves

Karen Steele ... Martha Staves

James Olson ... Ens. Harold Duncan

Philip Coolidge ... Lt. Cmdr. Leonard Evans

Claude Akins ... Chief 'Gordy' Gordon

Rafael Campos ... Carlos

George N. Neise ... Cmdr. George Zimmer
Nathan Yates ... Capt. Ruiz
Jesús Hernández ... Vincente
Lorin Johns ... Himself (as M/Sgt. Lorin Johns)
David Westlein ... Himself (as CPO David Westlein)
Charles Collingwood ... Narrator

Directed by
Jerry Hopper 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Art Napoleon  story
Jo Napoleon  story
Jonathan Robinson 
Lawrence Roman 

Produced by
Samuel Goldwyn Jr. .... producer
Original Music by
Jerome Moross 
Cinematography by
Lee Garmes 
Film Editing by
Daniel Mandell 
Production Management
Clem Beauchamp .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Virgil Hart .... assistant director
Special Effects by
Russell Shearman .... special effects
Daniel Hays .... special effects (uncredited)
Roy Jenson .... stunts (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Eddie Garvin .... camera operator
Music Department
Emil Newman .... musical director

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73 min
Color (Technicolor)
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2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)
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Victor Mature spends more time drinking beer than fighting sharks., 13 November 1998
Author: anonymous from Atlanta, GA

Victor Mature spends more time drinking beer than fighting sharks in this shamefully bad film about a U.S. military shark-fighting operation in Cuba. It looks like it was shot with only camera (which has a hard time staying in focus). The film was probably just an excuse to take a vacation in Cuba.

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