Monday, February 29, 2016

Deep Waters (1948)

Academy Awards, USA 1949

Best Effects, Special Effects
Ralph Hammeras (visual)
Fred Sersen (visual)
Edward Snyder (visual)
Roger Heman Sr. (audible)

Twentieth Century-Fox Film
Directed  by Hnery King
My rating: 2.5 stars out of 4

Welfare worker Jean Peters places troubled young Dean Stockwell in a new home in a Maine fishing village. Her personal life is crumbling after a break up with local fisherman Dana Andrews. He becomes a father figure to Stockwell and comes to his rescue one stormy night on rough seas, in a well-done sequence that garnered the Oscar node for special effects. Later, he comes to his defense when he is sent away to reform school. Location shooting in Maine helps this enjoyable if routine little drama.

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