Cinema: The New Pictures, Jul. 20, 1953

The Sea Around Us (RKO Radio) is an attempt to do in pictures what Rachel Carson did with words in her bestseller about the eternal mother of the world, the sea. Picture for picture the feature-length film is quite as good as the book is word for word—there are glimpses of the green abyss of genesis that take the breath with their terror and loveliness. On this ground, there can be small quarrel with the Academy Award pronouncing The Sea the best Technicolor documentary made last year.

And yet, taken as a whole, the...

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