City Beneath the Sea (1953 film)

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City Beneath the Sea
Directed by Budd Boetticher
Produced by Albert J. Cohen
Written by Harry E. Rieseberg (book)
Jack Harvey (screenplay)
Starring Robert Ryan
Anthony Quinn
Cinematography Charles P. Boyle
Edited by Edward Curtiss
Universal Pictures
Distributed by Universal Pictures
Release date
March 11, 1953
Running time
87 mins.
Country United States
Language English
Box office $1.25 million (US)[1]

City Beneath the Sea is a 1953 adventure film directed by Budd Boetticher and starring Robert Ryan and Anthony Quinn. The film is based on the book Port Royal: The Ghost City Beneath the Sea by Harry E. Rieseberg.

Plot synopsis[edit]

In Jamaica, salvage divers Brad and Tony (Robert Ryan and Anthony Quinn) are hired by Dwight Trevor (Karel Stepanek) to find The Lady Luck, a ship that was supposedly sunk with all hands and $1,000,000 in gold bullion. There is no trace of the sunken ship, but there is a sunken city, the city of Port Royal that was destroyed in an earthquake in 1692. The $1,000,000 in gold bullion was in fact lost in a modern-day quake and is part of an insurance fraud by Trevor. He doesn’t want the divers to find the gold and will stop at nothing to ensure the success of his plan.



  1. ^ 'The Top Box Office Hits of 1953', Variety, January 13, 1954

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