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Seas Beneath (1931)

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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Action | Drama | War

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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 »

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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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The three-masted schooner used as the decoy mystery ship was the same one used in the movies The Sea Wolf (1930) and The Painted Woman (1932). See more »

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German u-boat plays cat and mouse with allied gunboat in WW1
7 August 1999 | by helpless_dancerSee all my reviews

Rarely have I seen such stilted, hammy, and just plain bad acting. There didn't appear to be a professional performer in the whole picture. And the dialogue! Gad! The skipper of the allied vessel came off more like a cheerleader than a leader of men. I still enjoyed the film; even with all the cornball humor from the brainless naval crew. If their collective brains could be rendered into gasoline, there wouldn't be enough to run a termite's chainsaw. Fairly good action yarn for such an old picture.


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