The Seas Beneath (1931)

Genres - Action, Spy Film, War  |   Sub-Genres - War Drama  |   Run Time - 90 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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The first of director John Ford's three films for 1931 was the now-forgotten The Seas Beneath. Essentially a reworking of Ford's 1930 effort Men Without Women, the story concentrates on the WWI submarine crew captained by rough-and-tumble Bob Kingsley (George O'Brien). While trying to coerce a German sub into a winner-take-all battle, Kingsley learns that his sweetheart Anna-Maria Von Stuben (Marion Lessing) is an enemy spy, and that her brother and fiancee are officers on the German vessel. Adding to the intrigue is Mona Maris, a sexy Cabaret singer who likewise moonlights as a spy. The Seas Beneath was largely filmed on location in and around Catalina Island.

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war, agent [representative], battle [war], brother, commander, espionage, Germany, lure [tempt], officer, prison, sea, songwriter, submarine, waterfront