Sixteen Fathoms Deep (1948 film)

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Sixteen Fathoms Deep
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Directed by Irving Allen
Produced by Irving Allen
James S. Burkett
Arthur Lake
Written by Max Trell
Forrest Judd
Eustace L. Adams (story)
Starring Lloyd Bridges
Lon Chaney Jr.
Arthur Lake
Music by René Garriguenc
Lucien Moraweck
Cinematography Jack Greenhalgh
Edited by Charles Craft
Irving Allen Productions
Distributed by Monogram Pictures
Release date
July 25, 1948
Running time
82 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Sixteen Fathoms Deep (also written as 16 Fathoms Deep) is a 1948 American adventure film directed by Irving Allen and starring Lloyd Bridges, Lon Chaney Jr. and Arthur Lake. It was a remake of the 1934 film of the same title in which Chaney had also starred.[1]


Lloyd Douglas turns up to a town in Florida and gets work as a diver. He works for Captain Briacos.


The film was shot on location in Tarpon Springs, Florida.[2] It was to be shot in Ansco, a form of color stock.[3] It was intended to film only some footage in Florida and the rest in California but the footage would not match so it had to be shot entirely in Florida.[4]



  1. ^ Smith p.100
  2. ^ WARNERS TO FILM 'HEAD OVER HEELS': Robert Hutton, Joyce Reynolds Will Co-star in the Comedy -- RKO Signs 2 Youngsters By THOMAS F. BRADY Special to THE NEW YORK TIMES.. New York Times (1923-Current file); New York, 28 May 1947.
  3. ^ Big Temblor Staged for 'Green Dolphin, Street' -- KKK Expose -- Addenda By THOMAS F. BRADY. New York Times (1923-Current file); New York, 1 June 1947: X5.
  4. ^ DRAMA AND FILM: French Import Touted; Scott Liked for 'Sarah' Schallert, Edwin. Los Angeles Times (1923-Current File); Los Angeles, 10 October 1947: A9.


  • Smith, Don G. Lon Chaney, Jr.: Horror Film Star, 1906-1973. McFarland, 2004.

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