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The Deep Blue Sea (1955)





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Adapted from the play by Terence Rattigan, The Deep Blue Sea stars Vivien Leigh as the troubled wife of a London attorney (Emlyn Williams). Racked with emotional problems, Leigh turns her back on her loveless marriage and sets up house with a handsome RAF officer (Kenneth More). When her lover proves to be shallow and unreliable, Leigh attempts to kill herself. She is rescued by a gambler (Eric Portman), who'd once been a doctor before being drummed out of his profession in disgrace. The kindly ex-doctor builds up Leigh's confidence in herself, allowing her to go on with her life without relying upon men to define her self-image. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi


Vivien Leigh
as Hester Collyer
Kenneth More
as Freddie Page
Emlyn Williams
as Sir William Collyer
Moira Lister
as Dawn Mitchell
Arthur Hill
as Jackie Jackson
Dandy Nichols
as Mrs. Elton
Jimmy Hanley
as Dicer Durston
Heather Thatcher
as Lady Dawson
Bill Shine
as Golfer
Sidney James
as Man in Street
Alec McCowen
as Ken Thompson
Gibb McLaughlin
as Collyer's Clerk
Jacqueline McKenzie
as Janice Higgins
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Critic Reviews for The Deep Blue Sea

All Critics (2) | Top Critics (1)

Anatole Litvak brings a rather heavy slickness to it, using the Cinemascope frame with ingenuity, unsuitable though it is to the subject; and the lack of personal style is even more strongly felt. The drama does not seem to be happening anywhere.

March 18, 2020 | Full Review…

Britain's first CinemaScope opus is a wordy but smooth and entertaining comedy-drama.

October 24, 2019 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Deep Blue Sea

There's perhaps just a tad too much British reserve running through this heavy drama but its compensated for by the strong work by Vivien Leigh in the lead.

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