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Movies Made In And Around the Florida Keys – Beneath The 12 Mile Reef

Beneath the 12-Mile Reef is a landmark, or rather watermark. The third ever CinemaScope production this was a prestige release, with Florida, Key West location Technicolor filming of never-before-achieved underwater cinematography, and four-channel stereo recording of a superlative Bernard Herrmann score. Even a still-impressive underwater battle with an octopus pre-dates the more famous giant squid of 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1954). The humans aren’t bad either, with a young Robert Wagner making a charismatic if ethnically unconvincing Greek lead as sponge fisherman Tony, and Terry Moore playing Juliet to his Romeo with real vivacity. –Gary S. Dalkin Actors: Robert Wagner, Terry Moore, Gilbert Roland, J. Carrol Naish, Richard Boone Directors: Robert D. Webb Writers: A.I. Bezzerides Producers: Darryl F. Zanuck, Robert Bassler Tags: Movies


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Movies And TV Filmed in the Florida Keys

This list is from The Florida Keys & Key West Film Commission Some may have only smaller portions filmed in the Florida Keys. 1940 – Island City Republic (March of Time) 1942 – Reap the Wild Wind 1951 – The Frogmen 1954 – Beneath the Twelve Mile Reef: Robert Wagner, Ty Hardin, Terry Moore 1954 – Rose Tattoo: Anna Magnani, Burt Lancaster 1956 – Carib Gold: Ethel Waters, Cole Wallace, Cecely Tyson 1959 – Operation Petticoat: Tony Curtis, Cary Grant 1960 – All Fall Down: Warren Beatty, Eva Marie Saint, Karl Malden, Angela Lansbury 1962 – PT 109: Cliff Robertson, Ty Hardin 1963 – Escape from Hell Island: Mack Stevens, Jack Donner, Linda Scott 1974 – 92 in the Shade: Peter Fonda, Warren Oates, Burgess Meredith, Sylvia Miles, Margo Kidder 1978 – Hunters on the Reef 1979 – Cuba Crossing: Stuart Whitman, Karen Kaye, Robert Vaughn, Woody Strode 1979 – The Last Resort: Eartha Kitt, Matt Collins, Roxanne Gregory 1979 – The Final Countdown: Katherine Ross, Martin Sheen, Kirk Douglas, Charles Dunning 1985 – Running Scared: Billy Crystal, Gregory Hines 1986 – Russkies: Peter Billingsley, Leaf Phoenix, Stefan DeSalle, Whip Hubley 1988 – License to Kill: Timothy Dalton 1991-92 […]


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