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Plot, Details & Awards

The Deep Blue Sea

(1955)
99min.
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Plot & Details

Adapted from the play by Terence Rattigan, The Deep Blue Sea stars Vivien Leigh as the troubled wife of a London attorney (Emlyn Williams). Racked with emotional problems, Leigh turns her back on her loveless marriage and sets up house with a handsome RAF officer (Kenneth More). When her lover proves to be shallow and unreliable, Leigh attempts to kill herself. She is rescued by a gambler (Eric Portman), who'd once been a doctor before being drummed out of his profession in disgrace. The kindly ex-doctor builds up Leigh's confidence in herself, allowing her to go on with her life without relying upon men to define her self-image.

Venice International Film Festival

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
1955 Venice International Film Festival Volpi Cup for Best Actor Won

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