Devil and the Deep
|Devil and the Deep|
Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Marion Gering|
|Screenplay by||Benn W. Levy|
|Story by||Harry Hervey|
|Based on||Sirenes et Tritons
by Maurice Larrouy
|Edited by||Otho Lovering|
|Distributed by||Paramount Pictures|
|Running time||78 minutes|
Devil and the Deep is a 1932 American drama film directed by Marion Gering and starring Tallulah Bankhead, Gary Cooper, Charles Laughton, and Cary Grant. Based on the novel Sirenes et Tritons by Maurice Larrouy, the film is about a Naval commander who has made life miserable for his wife due to his insane jealousy over every man she speaks to. After his obsessive behavior drives her to the arms of a handsome lieutenant, the commander plots revenge.
Charles Storm (Charles Laughton) is a naval commander whose jealousy makes life miserable for his wife Diana (Tallulah Bankhead). His suspicions fall over his own subordinate, Lieutenant Jaeckel (Cary Grant). Although his suspicions had no cause, Storm relieves him of his duties. After Charles' obsessive behavior causes him to strike Diana, she soon falls into the arms of yet another officer, Jaeckel's replacement Lieutenant Sempter (Gary Cooper). Learning of their affair, Charles plots a terrible revenge.
- Tallulah Bankhead as Pauline Sturm
- Gary Cooper as Lieutenant Sempter
- Charles Laughton as Commander Charles Sturm
- Cary Grant as Lieutenant Jaeckel
- Paul Porcasi as Hassan
- Juliette Compton as Mrs. Planet
- Henry Kolker as Hutton
- Dorothy Christy as Mrs. Crimp
- Arthur Hoyt as Mr. Planet
- Gordon Westcott as Lieutenant Toll
- James Dugan as Condover
This is the only film featuring both Gary Cooper and Cary Grant as the movie's leading men but they never appear together onscreen. However, in the following year's film version of Alice in Wonderland, Grant played the Mock Turtle and Cooper played the White Knight, having their only movie scene together (of sorts) as the entire cast appears in the tea party scene (including W.C. Fields as Humpty Dumpty).
- "Devil and the Deep (1932)". The New York Times. Retrieved September 18, 2012.
- Devil and the Deep at the Internet Movie Database
- Devil and the Deep at the TCM Movie Database
- Devil and the Deep at AllMovie
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