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The Sea Around Us

Original title
The Sea Around Us
Year
Running time
61 min.
Country
United States United States
Director
Screenwriter
Irwin Allen
Music
Paul Sawtell
Cinematography
Doane Harrison
Cast
Producer
Irwin Allen Productions
Genre
Documentary | Sea Documentary
Synopsis / Plot
Based on the best-selling book by Rachel Carson, The Sea Around Us is a superior underwater documentary. Produced by future "master of disaster" Irwin Allen, the film offers footage culled from several marine expeditions all over the world. The film's basic thesis: That mankind may someday face extinction when the polar ice caps melt and the Earth is covered with water. Most audiences weren't interested in the film's speculative passages: they had eyes only for such exciting vignettes as a fight between a shark and an octopus. Radio veterans Don Forbes and Theodore Von Eltz narrate.
Awards
1952: Oscar: Best Documentary
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