Cinema: The New Pictures, Feb. 23, 1953

City Beneath the Sea (Universal-International) is the onetime pirate stronghold of Port Royal, Jamaica, which was destroyed by an earthquake in 1692 and submerged in the Caribbean by a tidal wave. Around this colorful historic event, the movie spins a modern plot about a couple of deep-sea divers (Robert Ryan and Anthony Quinn) searching for a million dollars in sunken gold.

When Ryan and Quinn are not trying to retrieve the bullion against the onslaughts of the elements, they are pursuing the lady skipper of a banana boat (Mala Powers) and a nightclub entertainer (Suzan Ball). Sample of the dampish dialogue:...

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