Friday, August 08, 2003


A Video Review of "Underwater!"

Copyright 2003 Glenn Walker

This entry from 1955 is an embarrassment. How this got made is a quandary to me. Even the sexy 1950s beauty of Jane Russell couldn't save this one.

While Jane Russell is of course the highlight of this mess she is not without error herself. Her supposed Latin accent flows in and out with the tide.

Underwater! (exclamation point theirs, not mine) is the story (barely) of a sea expedition that finds a lost Spanish galleon. The problem is the bad narration makes it seem like a documentary and the lack of music and dialogue during the underwater scenes make them drag even more so.

I think the director has seen way too much "Sea Hunt" which is vastly superior to this dreck.

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