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The Devil and the Deep Details

FULL SYNOPSIS

A mentally unstable naval officer goes mad with jealousy when his wife's recent lover shows up as a lieutenant on the submarine he commands. It is the smell of cheap perfume that arouses the husband's suspicions, and he plans to confront the lieutenant in the sub. The wife follows him there, knowing very well that while in a jealous rage her husband cannot be responsible for his actions. Her husband catches her and locks her in his cabin then deftly steers the sub towards a freighter. Just before the ships collide, he forces the lieutenant to take the controls. It is a terrible crash and the sub sinks, stone-like, towards the bottom. Even as they go down, the cuckoo commander insists the lieutenant is to blame for the tragedy. Meanwhile the woman successfully convinces the remaining crew members of her husband's lunacy, they accept the orders of their new commander, the lieutenant, and escape together just in the nick of time. ~ Sandra Brennan, Rovi

Cast

Tallulah Bankhead
as Pauline Sturm
Gary Cooper
as Lieutenant Sempter
Charles Laughton
as Commander Charles Storm
Cary Grant
as Lieutenant Jaeckel
Julie Compton
as Mrs. Planet
Dorothy Christy
as Mrs. Crimp
Arthur Hoyt
as Mr. Planet
Henry Kolker
as Hutton
Charles Bickford
Peter Brocco
as Wireless Operator
Henry Guttman
as Submarine Crewman
Lucien Littlefield
as Shopkeeper
Wilfred Lucas
as Court Martial Judge
George Magrill
as Submarine Crewman
Dave "Tex" O'Brien
as Submarine Crewman
Paul Porcasi
as Hassan
Kent Taylor
as A Friend
Gordon Westcott
as Lieutenant Toll
Kent Taylor
as A Friend
George Magrill
as Submarine Crewman
Wilfred Lucas
as Court Martial Judge
Dave "Tex" O'Brien
as Submarine Crewman
Peter Brocco
as Wireless Operator
Paul Porcasi
as Hassan
Lucien Littlefield
as Shopkeeper
Henry Guttman
as Submarine Crewman

Crew

Marion Gering
Director
Charles B. Lang
Cinematographer
Otho Lovering
Editor
Bernard Herzbrun
Art Director
Travis Banton
Costume Designer
Harry Hervey
Short Story Author
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