Beneath the 12-Mile Reef (1953)
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as Tony Petrakis
as Gwyneth Rhys
as Mike Petrakis
as Socrates 'Soc' Houlis
as Thomas Rhys
as Fat George
as David Rhys
as Lt. Bryant (uncredited)
as Jamison (uncredited)
as Captain of 'Snapper' (uncredited)
as Deckhand on the 'Helios' (uncredited)
as Crewman of 'Snapper' (uncredited)
as Conch (uncredited)
Critic Reviews for Beneath the 12-Mile Reef
The film certainly looks great, the Technicolor and CinemaScope mix really pops, but it's all in service of a paper-thin plot, blandly executed by Robert Wagner and Terry Moore's dull leads.
Audience Reviews for Beneath the 12-Mile Reef
Filmed in beautiful Tarpon Springs, Florida, this trinket of lurid passion concerns the ethnic and financial tensions between the local American homeboys versus the pushy, dirty, "you-know-how-they-are", immigrant Greeks ("why don't you go back to where you came from!!!"). The fight plays out over sponge diving rights at a time when Florida was where most of the sponges were. Greek Adonis boy (Wagner in curly black hair) is caught looking a little too hard at fresh as a daisy American girl (Moore, in a tight button-down shirt and tight shorts!), and you just know that that ain't gonna happen. Romeo and Juliet then in sunny Florida ... where there's a giant octopus that needs love as well ... Beneath the 12 Mile Reef!
Beautiful underwater photography but hokey beyond belief!
This one takes place down in Florida, near Key West, its about the sponge farmers, the Greeks vs the Conch's (Local Key Westerns) back in the day. A young Robert Wagner loses his girl to a Greek, she runs off and gets married, Dam Greeks. Anyway its a good one if you like the ole shool movies. Its in my Collection will you add it to yours.
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