Underwater! 01/28/20

The Warner Archive Collection

Howard Hughes takes RKO into SuperScope and color for this attractive, somewhat tame sunken treasure adventure starring his captive glamour star Jane Russell. No off-color advertising slogans this time around, but plenty of bathing-beauty opportunities, for Jane and her co-stars Richard Egan and Gilbert Roland. CineSavant examines the budget-compromise film format called SuperScope, and the difficulty that director John Sturges encountered filming this seagoing adventure, in which the stars never went to sea. Plus, lovely Lori Nelson and the Latin rhythms of the incomparable Pérez Prado! On Blu-ray from The Warner Archive Collection.