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The Deep Blue Sea (1955 film)

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Director  Anatole Litvak
Music director  Malcolm Arnold
Language  English
7.1/10 IMDb

Genre  Drama, Romance
Screenplay  Terence Rattigan
Country  United Kingdom
The Deep Blue Sea (1955 film) movie poster
Release date  23 August 1955 (1955-08-23)
Writer  Terence Rattigan (play), Terence Rattigan (screenplay)
Cast  Vivien Leigh (Hester Collyer), Kenneth More, Eric Portman, Emlyn Williams (Sir William Collyer), Moira Lister (Dawn Maxwell), Arthur Hill (Jackie Jackson)
Similar movies  The Loft, Jamon Jamon, An Education, Fish Tank, Zandalee, The End of Summer
Tagline  Trapped Between Infidelity and - The Deep Blue Sea

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The Deep Blue Sea is a 1955 British drama film directed by Anatole Litvak, starring Vivien Leigh and Kenneth More and released by Twentieth Century Fox. The picture was based on the play of the same name by Terence Rattigan. Rattigan's play has also been filmed by Terence Davies with Rachel Weisz in the Vivien Leigh role of 'Hester' and Tom Hiddleston as 'Freddie'. The movie tells the story of a woman unhappy in her passionless marriage leaving her husband for a younger and more ardent lover.


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Kenneth More was the only key member of the original cast (who had also appeared in a BBC Television version in 1954) to be hired for the film, as Alexander Korda wanted to use names that were more recognisable to movie goers. More always felt this was a mistake, particularly the casting of Vivien Leigh rather than Peggy Ashcroft. More did not enjoy filming, feeling that the use of Cinemascope and changes made to the original play detracted from the intimacy of the story. He also felt he had poor chemistry with Leigh.

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Currently unavailable on DVD, a rare screening of the film took place as part of the BFI Vivien Leigh Season in 2013 introduced by Sean O'Connor, producer of the 2011 version of the film by Terence Davies.


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  • Vivien Leigh as Hester Collyer
  • Kenneth More as Freddie Page
  • Eric Portman as Miller
  • Emlyn Williams as Sir William Collyer
  • Moira Lister as Dawn Maxwell
  • Alec McCowen as Ken Thompson
  • Dandy Nichols as Mrs. Elton
  • Jimmy Hanley as Dicer Durston
  • Miriam Karlin as Barmaid
  • Heather Thatcher as Lady Dawson
  • Bill Shine as Golfer
  • Brian Oulton as Drunk
  • Gibb McLaughlin as Clerk
  • Arthur Hill as Jackie Jackson
  • Sid James as Man outside bar (as Sidney James)
  • Reception

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    The film was a box office disappointment in the US. "It was a tricky subject for American audiences," said More.


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  • 1956 Kenneth More was nominated for the BAFTA Awards' Best British Actor
  • 1956 Terence Rattigan was nominated for the BAFTA Awards' Best British Screenplay
  • 1955 Kenneth More won the Venice Film Festival "Volpi Cup" Best Actor award
  • 1955 Anatole Litvak was nominated for the Venice Film Festival "Golden Lion"
  • References

    The Deep Blue Sea (1955 film) Wikipedia
    The Deep Blue Sea (1955 film) IMDbThe Deep Blue Sea (1955 film)

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