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The Deep Blue Sea

Released Nov 1, 1955 1h 39m Drama List
Reviews 79% Audience Score 1,000+ Ratings
An unhappily married woman has an ill-fated affair with an RAF pilot in England; based on Terrence Rattigan's play. Read More Read Less

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Gavin Lambert Sight & Sound Anatole Litvak brings a rather heavy slickness to it, using the Cinemascope frame with ingenuity, unsuitable though it is to the subject; and the lack of personal style is even more strongly felt. The drama does not seem to be happening anywhere. Mar 18, 2020 Full Review Eugene Archer Film Culture The film is expensively produced in Cinemascope and color, but the elaborate treatment seems unnecessary. Anatole Litvak’s direction is professional but uninspired. Mar 29, 2022 Full Review Clyde Gilmour Maclean's Magazine Britain's first CinemaScope opus is a wordy but smooth and entertaining comedy-drama. Oct 24, 2019 Full Review Read all reviews

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Audience Member There's perhaps just a tad too much British reserve running through this heavy drama but its compensated for by the strong work by Vivien Leigh in the lead. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/27/23 Full Review Audience Member good rom-dram remade in 2012 Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/21/23 Full Review Audience Member Maybe not good, but has got the potential of a developing film industry!!! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/11/23 Full Review Audience Member Moving story of a suicidal woman (Vivien Leigh) starved for attention by her free-spirited husband (Kenneth More) while her titled ex-husband (Emlyn Williams) comes to her aid and seeks to win her back. Well acted and well paced. Emlyn Williams, so often cast as the villain, is very sympathetic. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/20/23 Full Review Audience Member Moving story of a suicidal woman (Vivien Leigh) starved for attention by her free-spirited husband (Kenneth More) while her titled ex-husband (Emlyn Williams) comes to her aid and seeks to win her back. Well acted and well paced. Emlyn Williams, so often cast as the villain, is very sympathetic. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/28/23 Full Review Audience Member Very interesting film Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 01/18/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis An unhappily married woman has an ill-fated affair with an RAF pilot in England; based on Terrence Rattigan's play.
Director
Anatole Litvak
Genre
Drama
Original Language
English
Release Date (Theaters)
Nov 1, 1955, Original
Runtime
1h 39m