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Deep Waters (1948)

Approved | | Drama | 26 May 1949 (Finland)
A Maine lobster fisherman, trained as an architect, prefers to be a fisherman over the objections of his fiancée. The latter, a welfare worker for the state, finds a home for a 12-year-old ... See full summary »

Director:

Henry King

Writers:

Ruth Moore (novel), Richard Murphy (screenplay)
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview:
Dana Andrews ... Hod Stillwell
Jean Peters ... Ann Freeman
Cesar Romero ... Joe Sanger
Dean Stockwell ... Donny Mitchell
Anne Revere ... Mary McKay
Ed Begley ... Josh Hovey
Leona Powers Leona Powers ... Mrs. Freeman
Mae Marsh ... Molly Thatcher
Will Geer ... Nick Driver
Cliff Clark ... Harris
Bruno Wick Bruno Wick ... Druggist
Harry Tyler ... Hopkins
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A Maine lobster fisherman, trained as an architect, prefers to be a fisherman over the objections of his fiancée. The latter, a welfare worker for the state, finds a home for a 12-year-old orphan who loves the sea. He and the fisherman become friends but the fiancée, fearful of the dangers of sea life, forces the fisherman to restrict the boy from his boat. Denied the life he loves, the boy, in retribution, steals a camera and is sent to reform school. The couple marries and succeeds in getting a judge to grant a petition allowing them to adopt the boy. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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RIP-TIDE...OF THRILLING ROMANCE - ROAR...OF HIGH ADVENTURE (original print ad - all caps) See more »

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Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 May 1949 (Finland) See more »

Also Known As:

Huérfano del mar See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Twentieth Century Fox See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

While filming, Jean Peters was met by a fan several times, who bombarded her with marriage proposals. Peters turned him down every time, but the man did not quit proposing until she informed him that marrying her would mean taking care of her family. See more »

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Referenced in Let's Go to the Movies (1949) See more »

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Impressive locations of Maine are this film's main attraction
28 April 2000 | by fluxableSee all my reviews

Pert Jean Peters is in charge of an orphan boy (played by Dean Stockwell). Dana Andrews is a fisherman in a small town in Maine. He is highly attracted to Peters (who can blame him). However, when the orphan boy shows a distinct passion for the sea, Peters and Andrews find themselves at odds. Cesar Romero and Anne Revere co-star in this un-pretentious flick about romance, adventure and a boy's love for the sea. It's worth seeing at least once, but Fox does not offer it in VHS. Try looking for it in one of the movie classic cable channels. The Maine locations are quite impressive and the acting is fine.


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