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The Sea Around Us (1953)

Approved | | Documentary | 30 June 1953 (USA)
Oscar-winning documentary based on Rachel L. Carson's pioneering study of ocean life chronicled in her award-winning and best-selling 1951 book of the same name.

Director:

Irwin Allen (uncredited)

Writers:

Irwin Allen (continuity written by), Irwin Allen (commentary written by) | 1 more credit »
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Won 1 Oscar. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Don Forbes Don Forbes ... Commentator (voice)
Theodore von Eltz ... Commentator (voice) (as Theodor Von Eltz)
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Irwin Allen explores the mysteries of the deep blue sea in this Technicolor documentary. Based on Rachel L. Carson's famous study, this Oscar-winning project investigates everything under the sea, from sharks, whales and octopuses to microscopic creatures and their coexistence in this vast underwater world. Written by Rodrigo Amaro

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 June 1953 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Rachel L. Carson's The Sea Around Us See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Commentator: There is a theory so startling and so scientifically documented that all the world might well take notice. The theory is that here in the Arctic waste, buried beneath a billion tons of frozen sea, hides an astonishing secret. If all the ice in all the world continues to melt, the levels of all the seas will rise 100 feet or more and the great coastal cities of all the world might well be drowned.
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At the end of the film, "The End?" is displayed on screen with a question mark while an off-screen narrator speaks the last lines: "What is the fate of the world? Is this the end?" The question mark then disappears, leaving "The End" and the film closes. See more »

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Excellent underwater camera work
20 September 2001 | by llltdesqSee all my reviews

This won an Academy Award for Documeentary Feature and most definitely deserved to win. The whole project is well-executed and the underwater camerawork is particularly worthy of mention. Holds up very well after almost fifty years. Turner Classic Movies usually shows this a few times a year. Highly recommended.


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