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The Deep Six (1958)

 -  War | Drama  -  April 1958 (West Germany)
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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 ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Alexander 'Alec' Austen
Dianne Foster ...
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
Walter Reed ...
Paul Clemson
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Lieutenant Dooley
Richard Crane ...
Lieutenant j.g. Swanson
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Collins (as Morris Miller)
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Al Mendoza
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Storyline

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

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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April 1958 (West Germany)  »

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 'The New York Times' reported on 7 July 1957 that USS 'Stephen Potter' crew-members Albert D. Peters and George A. Smith were cast in actual parts for this movie. See more »

Goofs

At the end of Susan's first visit to Alec's place,one reason she says she must leave is because it is quite late. And it was indeed dark out when she arrived, but it is clearly daytime when she leaves. 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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Good cast who could do this rubbish in their sleep, and did!
18 May 2002 | by (Adelaide, South Australia) – See all my reviews

The cast turned up just to collect a paycheck, which is a shame, because it is a fine collection of actors. However this movie is representative of tired scripting and even worse, tired and uninspired directing. Alan Ladd looks almost embarrassed on occasions to be associated with this turkey. This film is only worthwhile to make you appreciate when you see a quality movie of the genre.

BEVARE (sorry Bela) watch this stinker at your own risk.


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