The Deep Blue Sea (1955)

Genres - Drama, Romance  |   Sub-Genres - Feminist Film  |   Run Time - 99 min.  |   Countries - UK  |  
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Adapted from the play by Terence Rattigan, The Deep Blue Sea stars Vivien Leigh as the troubled wife of a London attorney (Emlyn Williams). Racked with emotional problems, Leigh turns her back on her loveless marriage and sets up house with a handsome RAF officer (Kenneth More). When her lover proves to be shallow and unreliable, Leigh attempts to kill herself. She is rescued by a gambler (Eric Portman), who'd once been a doctor before being drummed out of his profession in disgrace. The kindly ex-doctor builds up Leigh's confidence in herself, allowing her to go on with her life without relying upon men to define her self-image.

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extramarital-affair, redemption, self-confidence, unhappiness, officer, suicide, emotional-problems, husband, Royal-Air-Force, boredom, lover, understanding, wife