Sea Hunt: Season 1, Episode 1

Sixty Feet Below (4 Jan. 1958)

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Racing against time, Mike Nelson attempts a risky rescue of a test pilot trapped in his plane's cockpit 60 feet below the ocean's surface.


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Episode cast overview:
Mission Team Manager
Peter Leeds ...
Reiman's Assistant
Steven Ritch ...
Jack Harris ...
Jim Cook
Thomas Wilde ...
Mission Team Member (as Tom Wilde)
Bruce Wendell ...
Mission Team Member
Gene Hardy ...
Mission Boat Captain
Parry Bivens


Undersea diver Mike Nelson is a former navy frogman who now works at Marineland. When an experimental supersonic fighter is forced to ditch at sea, the manufacturers hire Mike to locate it and attach a marker buoy so it can be raised. Mike has little trouble finding the aircraft in about 60 ft. of water. What he also finds is the pilot, alive in the airtight cockpit, but with only 15 minutes of oxygen remaining in his tanks. It up to Mike to find a way to get him out. Written by garykmcd

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4 January 1958 (USA)  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

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1.33 : 1
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Although the XF jet pilot Jim Cook was played by Jack Harris, the character's radio transmissions are voiced by Whit Bissell. Bissell also plays the Mission Team Manager in the episode. See more »


(at around 8 mins) When Mike jumps from the helicopter into the ocean he is bare-headed (visible both in the helicopter and as he jumps out) but when he comes up from the water a second later his head is fully hooded in his rubber wetsuit. See more »

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