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16 Fathoms Deep (1948)

Approved | | Adventure, Crime, Drama | 25 July 1948 (USA)
In post-WW2 Florida, a former Navy diver is hired by Greek-American sponge divers who are at the mercy of a crooked sponge-exchange owner.

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Irving Allen

Writers:

Max Trell (screenplay), Forrest Judd (adaptation) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Lon Chaney Jr. ... Mr. Demitri (as Lon Chaney)
Arthur Lake ... Pete
Lloyd Bridges ... Ray Douglas
Eric Feldary ... Alex
Tanis Chandler ... Simi
John Qualen ... Capt. Athos
Ian MacDonald ... Nick
Dickie Moore ... George
Harry Cheshire ... Uncle Mike
John Bleifer John Bleifer ... Capt. Briakos
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Examines the dangerous business of snaring sponges on the ocean's floor that are sold via an auction exchange. Dimitri, the crooked-head of a Florida sponge-exchange, tries to prevent a boatload of valuable sponges from reaching port in time for the cargo to be sold at auction. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Adventure | Crime | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 July 1948 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

16 Stânjeni adâncime See more »

Filming Locations:

Rainbow Springs, Florida, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Color:

Color (Anscocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

First of three movies Lon Chaney Jr and Ian MacDonald did together. The other two are High Noon (1952) and Money, Women And Guns (1958). See more »

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Television prints of this film are in black and white. See more »

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Version of Sixteen Fathoms Deep (1934) See more »

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16 phantoms deep. I absolutely loved this movie
17 December 2014 | by kasel1See all my reviews

When I was a kid, I would come home and this movie would be on. I loved every minute of it. But here's the worst thing. As life would have it, I wound up buying a house just a couple of miles from Tarpon Springs, sponge capital of the world. Yet no one mentions this movie. I was So disappointed. The scene with Lon Chaney Jr. falling on the sponge rake is forever etched in my memory. I think tomorrow, I'll go down to the sponge docks and demand they show this movie!!!! This movie remains one of my favorites. And I just don't understand why it is not mentioned more often. I've asked the people in Tarpon Springs, but they don't seem to know what I'm talking about. Come on, people, the sponge capital of the world should know and publicize this movie.


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