The Deep Six (1958) - Rotten Tomatoes

The Deep Six (1958)





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A conservative Quaker (Alan Ladd) works for an advertising agency and is about to marry his fiancée (Dianne Foster). However, the onset of World War II necessitates his enlistment into the Army. Assigned to be a gunner aboard a warship, the man's peaceful intentions are tested by skeptical shipmates and a grudgeful lieutenant commander.


Alan Ladd
as Alexander 'Alec' Austen
Dianne Foster
as Susan Cahill
William Bendix
as 'Frenchy' Shapiro
James Whitmore
as Cdr. Warren Meredith
Keenan Wynn
as Lt. Cdr. Edge
Efrem Zimbalist Jr.
as Lt. Blanchard
Joey Bishop
as Ski Krakowski
Barbara Eiler
as Clair Innes
Jeanette Nolan
as Mrs. Austen
Walter Reed
as Paul Clemson
Peter Hanson
as Lt. Dooley
Richard Crane
as Lt. (j.g.) Swanson
Perry Lopez
as Al Mendoza
Nestor Paiva
as Pappa Tatos
Robert Whiteside
as Eddie Loomis
Robert Clarke
as Ens. David Clough
Ann Doran
as Elsie
David Sevile
as Slobodjian
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Less "the thundering story of the mighty bring-'em-out-alive mission of the USS Poe," and more a character study of a conflicted man of faith. And in that latter regard, "The Deep Six" succeeds.

January 17, 2016 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

Dull war pic.

May 30, 2011 | Rating: C | Full Review…

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