Beneath the 12-Mile Reef

Wagner and Moore replay Romeo and Juliet in Tarpon Springs, Florida, with rival sponge fishermen standing in for the Montagues and Capulets. One of the earliest CinemaScope pictures, it looks better than it ought to, and Bernard Herrmann provides an eerie score. But it's best remembered for the incredibly young Robert Wagner scrapping with an octopus (you won't get that in staged Shakespeare).

Release details

Duration: 102 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Robert D. Webb
Screenwriter: AI Bezzerides
Cast: Robert Wagner
Terry Moore
Gilbert Roland
J Carrol Naish
Richard Boone
Peter Graves
Angela Clark
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