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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
The meaning and relevance of this movie's title "The Deep Six" is that it is a marine term or American nautical slang. From the 1940s, it referred to the act to toss overboard as in jettisoning cargo. Alternatively, dating from the early 1900s, it could mean a burial at sea, referring to the usual six-foot depth of graves as in six feet under. It initially was a sailor's vocal calling to the ship's command on the bridge that the depth of water was more than six fathoms (11 meters) but not as many as seven fathoms, six fathoms being the minimum legal distance for a burial at sea. Often its use in an expression will be to give or get the deep six or to deep-six. See more »
Near the start of the movie, Alan is having dinner with his girlfriend at a restaurant. They are served drinks. Her drink goes up and down in volume depending on what angle the camera goes. Sometimes even fuller than it started. See more »
How Many Hearts Have You Broken (with Those Great Big Beautiful Eyes)
Music by Al Kaufman
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Good cast who could do this rubbish in their sleep, and did!
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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