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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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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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From the Best Seller 'Spoonhandle' 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 »

Connections

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

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A Terrific Movie From the 40s
15 May 2001 | by rkbingSee all my reviews

Originally filmed in sepiatone, its big feature is the Maine photography. A somewhat simplistic, yet touching story of an orphan (Stockwell), who gets into trouble, but the town old maid (Revere) comes to the rescue, along with the help of a pair of on/off lovers (Andrews/Peters. A very nice resolution, low key, except for a storm sequence. The music is terrific. Century


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