Cinema: Sunken Treasures

Assault on a Queen, written with a waterproof pen by Rod Serling, describes how a daredevil gang headed by Frank Sinatra, Tony Franciosa and Virna Lisi salvages a sunken German U-boat and uses it to stage a high-seas holdup of the Queen Mary. Despite the acknowledged cooperation of Cunard lines and the U.S. Coast Guard, most of the action appears to take place in a studio tank. When they are not scraping off barnacles or scrapping about sex, the actors group themselves in front of sea-blue projections and admit quite openly that their plan is insane, although piracy, in Scenarist Serling's...

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