Beneath the 12 Mile Reef

Movie Information

In Brief: Romeo and Juliet set in the Florida Keys with sponge divers standing in for the Capulets and Montagues, this film is primarily notable as an early example of CinemaScope — it was Fox's third dip into the anamorphic waters. Nominated for the 1954 color cinematography Oscar, the underwater scenes are striking but everything else is pretty forgettable. The film also competed for the Grand Prix at Cannes that year but lost out to Teinosuke Kinugasa's Gate of Hell, to no one's surprise.  
Genre: Drama
Director: Robert Webb
Starring: Robert Wagner Terry Moore Gilbert Roland J. Carrol Naish Richard Boone Peter Graves
Rated: NR

The Hendersonville Film Society will show Beneath the 12 Mile Reef Sunday, Aug. 7, at 2 p.m. in the Smoky Mountain Theater at Lake Pointe Landing Retirement Community, 333 Thompson St., Hendersonville.


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