The Wreck of the Mary Deare Movie Information

Movie Information

Overall Rank: 9703

Average Rating: 2.7/4

# of Ratings: 5

Theatrical Release Date: 11/06/1959

Language: English

Genre: Drama, Thriller

MPAA Rating: NR

Director: Michael Anderson

Actors: Gary Cooper, Charlton Heston, Michael Redgrave, Emlyn Williams, Richard Harris, Cecil Parker

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Not quite the shipwreck it's often labeled.

Indyfreak - wrote on 09/19/2018

This two fisted tale of a sea-captain (Cooper) and a marine salvor (Heston) teaming up starts out strong.
Heston's opportunistic scavenger comes across a derelict vessel nin the English Channel, finding only Cooper whose crew abandoned him to take the blame for the ship sinking. The former is won over by the latter's story of betrayal and they align to combat courtroom intrigue and dirty businessmen.
And this is where the movie does slow down in the second act thanks to a boring 'trial' with obligatory tests of character. Richard Harris has fun playing a villainous backstabber. Virginia McKenna (Born Free) appears out of nowhere then disappears just as rapidly.
The climax does have some pretty great underwater photography and claustrophobic action as Heston and Cooper don scuba …

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