The Deep Six

The Deep Six

Director: Rudolph Maté Cast: Alan Ladd, William Bendix, James Whitmore

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Overview

The conflict between duty and conscience is explored in the WWII drama The Deep Six. Alan Ladd stars as Naval gunnery officer Alec Austin, a Quaker whose sincere pacifist sentiments do not sit well with his crew members. When he refuses to fire upon an unidentified plane, the word spreads that Austin cannot be relied upon in battle (never mind that the plane turns out to be one of ours). To prove that he's worthy of command, Austin volunteers for a dangerous mission: the rescue of a group of US pilots on a Japanese-held island. The ubiquitous William Bendix costars as Frenchy Shapiro (!), Austin's Jewish petty officer and severest critic. If the film has a villain, it is Keenan Wynn as ambitious Lt. Commander Edge, who seems to despise anyone who isn't a mainline WASP.The Deep Six was based on a novel by Martin Dibner.

Product Details

Release Date: 02/13/2013
UPC: 0874757040196
Original Release: 1958
Source: American Pop Classic
Time: 1:47:00
Sales rank: 28,670

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Alan Ladd Alex Austen
William Bendix Frenchy Shapiro
James Whitmore Cmdr. Meredith
Dianne Foster Susan Cahill
Keenan Wynn Lieutenant Commander Edge
Efrem Zimbalist Lt. Blanchard
Joey Bishop "Ski" Krakowski
Barbara Eiler Claire Innes
Ross Bagdasarian Slobodjian
Jeanette Nolan Mrs. Austen
Walter Reed Paul Clemson
Peter Hansen Lieutenant Dooley
Richard Crane Lieutenant Swanson
Morris Miller Collins
Perry Lopez Al Mendoza
Warren Douglas Pilot
Nestor Paiva Pappa Tatos
Robert Clarke Ens. David Clough
Ann Doran Elsie
Carol Lee Ladd Ann
Jerry Mathers Steve
Stephen Potter Actor
Franz Roehn Waiter
David Sevile Slobodjian
Robert Whiteside Eddie Loomis

Technical Credits
Rudolph Maté Director
Harry Brown Screenwriter
David Buttolph Score Composer
Roland Gross Editor
Martin Rackin Producer,Screenwriter
John F. Seitz Cinematographer
Howard Shoup Costumes/Costume Designer
Derek N. Twist Screenwriter
John Twist Screenwriter

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