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The Deep Six (1958)

PG | | War, Drama | 9 March 1958 (UK)
The conflict between duty and conscience is explored in this WWII drama. Alan Ladd stars as Naval gunnery officer Alec Austin, a Quaker whose sincere pacifist sentiments do not sit well ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Alexander 'Alec' Austen
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Susan Cahill
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'Frenchy' Shapiro
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Lt. Comm. Mike Edge
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Commander Warren Meredith
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Lt. Blanchard
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Ski Krokowski
Barbara Eiler ...
Claire Innes
Ross Bagdasarian ...
Pvt. Aaron Slobodjian
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Mrs. Austen
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Paul Clemson
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Lieutenant Dooley
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Lieutenant j.g. Swanson
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Collins (as Morris Miller)
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Al Mendoza
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The conflict between duty and conscience is explored in this WWII drama. Alan Ladd stars as Naval gunnery officer Alec Austin, a Quaker whose sincere pacifist sentiments do not sit well with his crew members. When he refuses to fire upon an unidentified plane, the word spreads that Austin cannot be relied upon in battle (never mind that the plane turns out to be one of ours). Written by Anonymous

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"FIND AN ISLAND IN THE MIDDLE OF NOWHERE--" (original print ad - all caps) See more »

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War | Drama

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PG | See all certifications »
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9 March 1958 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Durchbruch bei Morgenrot  »

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(RCA Sound Recording)

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(archive footage)| (WarnerColor)

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The USS 'Poe' ship in this film was portrayed by the real-life Fletcher Class destroyer DD-538 USS 'Stephen Potter' for this movie. This vessel was named after World War I naval aviator Ensign Stephen Potter (1896-1918). The ship was chosen because of it was used during the Second World War. See more »

Goofs

The five-inch guns and 20-millimeter antiaircraft guns used by the destroyer were not in use in 1943, when his movie is set. By 1958, every World War II-era destroyer still in service had been upgraded to the new five-inch mounts and radar-controlled 20-mm guns. Only battleships and the Des Moines-class heavy cruisers still sported the old gun mounts because they were put into mothball reserve after World War II and then Korea. See more »

Soundtracks

How Many Hearts Have You Broken (with Those Great Big Beautiful Eyes)
(uncredited)
Music by Al Kaufman
Played at the Armenian Social Club
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Fun to watch just to play guess the actor.
29 May 2011 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

This movie was really quite bad. No action, the conflicts were not well dramatized. Alan Ladd did not seem to be giving much of an effort here at all. He looked about 15 years older than his 45 years. However, there are a lot of famous actors in it and only fun part of this was in guessing their names. "Hey, that was Jerry(the beaver) Mathers!" From beginning to end this movie never really got off the ground. The pacing seemed very slow and if I'm not mistaken it was done with a small budget. At one point the destroyer they were on changed to an aircraft carrier during a Japanese strafing run. All the action scenes and scenes were rushed and seemed uninteresting. William Bendix was probably the best of the bunch at the time. The story lines of the side characters were never developed to a point where anyone could care about them.


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