"BELOW THE SEA."
Hutt News, Volume 6, Issue 11, 16 August 1933, Page 3
"BELOW THE SEA."
SATURDAY, MONDAY, TUESDAY.
One of those big melodramatic pictures with plenty of sweep and move- ' meut, relying for its appeal on what the players do rather than what they say, is "Below the Sea," a Columbia' drama which is shown for the first ' time on Saturday, Monday and Tues- ' day at the King George Theatre. . I For breadth of action, for thrills, it t - I
takes first rank in this reviewer's opin ion. At times it held the audience breathless in suspense as its stirring situations developed. Briefly, the story has to do with a scientific expedition in tropical waters backed by a spoiled young millionairess, portrayed by the lovely Fay Wray. Aboard her yacht is a former German submarine commander, who secretly is seeking not scientific specimens from the bottom of the ocean, but golden treasure that went down with his U-boat. This part is in the hrands of the newcomer to the American screen, Fredrik Vogeding, who is well-known in Europe as a great stage
Also seeking the gold is an American diver, Ralph Bellamy, virile young screen and stage veteran of a hundred parts portrays this individual. 'Esther Howard, likewise new to pictures but of wide fame in musical comedy, is .a .third who is after the
treasurer all unknown to the scient-
ists. She plots with the German
against the diver. The high point. of the picture comes wihen the young millionairess and a
companion, in a diving bell on the ocean floor, are attacked by a huge octopus, and are saved after a thrill packed fight between the diver and the shuddersome beast. It was only with the greatest difficulty we are told, that the underwater scenes were photographed —and it looks as though»that were the case. They are beautiful, with rare fish and
marine growths and coral specimens as well as highly appropriate for the action for which they provide the settings. Undersea scenes are photographed in technicolor. There is never the slightest suggestion of dullness about "Beneath the iSea. '■' It moves every instant —and movement is the' essence of screen drama. <