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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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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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"We'll get there and we'll get 'em out!" See more »

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War | Drama

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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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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The 'Los Angeles Examiner' reported on 7 July 1957 that US Navy Commander Eldon Edwards commanded the USS 'Stephen Potter' for use in 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)
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Music by Al Kaufman
Played at the Armenian Social Club
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Made a big impression on me as a kid
8 December 2007 | by (Mankato, Minnesota) – See all my reviews

THE DEEP SIX made a big impression on me as a kid. (I don't recall seeing more than bits and pieces since then.) At that time, World War II movies were big, as were afternoon matinees. After watching this we turned a friend's backyard tree into a submarine conning tower, which gave us hours and hours of play.

Two scenes I particularly remember:

One is when the Japanese, on the pretext of surrendering on a beach, have a machine gun hidden on the back of one of their soldiers. Suddenly he bends over and the guy behind him opens fire with the machine gun, mowing down the helpless and gullible Yanks.

And of course the key scene is when the conscientious objector, played by Alan Ladd, finally fires his gun in defense of his fellow soldiers.

8 out of 10 for the fond memories of youth....


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