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Beneath the 12-Mile Reef (1953)





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The son of a sponge diver falls in love with the daughter of his father's worst enemy in this story of star-crossed lovers. Visually impressive underwater photography and a number of notable action sequences, including a climactic battle with an octopus, help distinguish this romantic drama.more
Rating: G
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure
Directed By: ,
Written By: A.I. Bezzerides
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jan 10, 2006
Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment


Robert Wagner
as Tony Petrakis
Terry Moore
as Gwyneth Rhys
Gilbert Roland
as Mike Petrakis
J. Carroll Naish
as Socrates 'Soc' Houli...
Richard Boone
as Thomas Rhys
Marc Krah
as Fat George
Rush Williams
as David Rhys
Jonathan Jackson
as Lt. Bryant (uncredit...
Guy Carleton
as Jamison (uncredited)
Frank Joyner
as Captain of 'Snapper'...
Jack Pappas
as Deckhand on the 'Hel...
William Johnstone
as Crewman of 'Snapper'...
Jack Burke
as Conch (uncredited)
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Critic Reviews for Beneath the 12-Mile Reef

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (3)

Full Review… | March 26, 2009
Top Critic

Full Review… | March 25, 2006
New York Times
Top Critic

Full Review… | January 26, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

You can bet all the sponges in the ocean that this is no work of Shakespeare.

Full Review… | September 11, 2009
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

April 20, 2006

June 11, 2005

Audience Reviews for Beneath the 12-Mile Reef

Beautiful underwater photography but hokey beyond belief!

jay nixon

Super Reviewer

This one takes place down in Florida, near Key West, its about the sponge farmers, the Greeks vs the Conch's (Local Key Westerns) back in the day. A young Robert Wagner loses his girl to a Greek, she runs off and gets married, Dam Greeks. Anyway its a good one if you like the ole shool movies. Its in my Collection will you add it to yours.

Bruce Bruce

Super Reviewer

wagner wears a ridiculous curly-haired wig in this (he's italian, guys) but you forgive him cuz he's got such a nice smile

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