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Seas Beneath (1931)

Passed | | Action, Drama, War | 29 March 1931 (USA)
In the waning days of WWI, a U.S. "Mystery Ship," sets sail for the coast of Spain towing a submarine. Their mission is to find and sink a U-boat that has been especially effective in ... See full summary »

Director:

John Ford

Writers:

Dudley Nichols (screenplay), James Parker Jr. (story) (as Comdr. James Parker U.S.N. Ret'd)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
George O'Brien ... Cmdr. Robert 'Bob' Kingsley
Marion Lessing ... Anna Marie Von Steuben
Mona Maris ... Fraulein Lolita
Walter C. Kelly Walter C. Kelly ... Chief Mike 'Guns' Costello
Warren Hymer ... 'Lug' Kaufman
Steve Pendleton ... Ens. Richard 'Dick' Cabot (as Gaylord Pendleton)
Walter McGrail ... Chief Joe Cobb
Larry Kent ... Lt. 'Mac' McGregor
Henry Victor ... Baron Ernst von Steuben (U-boat commander)
John Loder ... Franz Shiller
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Storyline

In the waning days of WWI, a U.S. "Mystery Ship," sets sail for the coast of Spain towing a submarine. Their mission is to find and sink a U-boat that has been especially effective in attacking Allied shipping. Posing as a harmless schooner, the mystery ship is in fact fitted with a formidable gun capable of sinking a U-boat. Stopping in the Canary Islands to refuel, the crew interacts with locals involved with Germans, and with Germans themselves, including the sister of the U-Boat commander, who is lurking offshore waiting for the coming battle. Written by Ron kerrigan <mvg@whidbey.com>

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Thrill after thrill will hold you breathless in Fox Movietone Drama (Print Ad- New York Evening Post, ((New York NY)) 3 February 1931)

Genres:

Action | Drama | War

Certificate:

Passed

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | German | Spanish

Release Date:

29 March 1931 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Seas Beneath See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Fox Film Corporation See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.20 : 1
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Trivia

John Loder was paid an extra $1000 because he had to get a close haircut for his role. See more »

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Sung by Mona Maris in the cafe
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Antique but visually interesting sea adventure
4 October 1999 | by mgmaxSee all my reviews

I suspect that the poster from Oklahoma hasn't seen many other films from the early talkie era, because the pace and acting aren't bad for the times. What's most striking about this early Ford talkie is the location (shipboard) filming-- few films from the studio era make such a point of actually filming at sea instead of on a set in front of a sky backdrop. The vivid realism of these scenes is the most striking thing about the film today.


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