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Under the Red Sea(1952)

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The working title for the film was Red Sea Adventure. The opening credits end with the following written prologue: "Chance directed the story . . . Reality set the scene." Bill Park's onscreen credits reads: "Narrative and Supervision by Bill Park." Voice-over narration throughout the film, provided by Les Tremayne, reveals the experiences of the crew during their expedition and identifies all the marine life caught on film. According to a December 4, 1951 Daily Variety article, producer Sol Lesser acquired the film, then titled Red Sea Adventure, after it already had been released in Germany. The September 26, 1952 Daily Variety review of the film states that Dr. Hans Hass, the expedition leader, was the director of the Underwater Research Institute at Vaduz, Lichtenstein. Similar to the film, Hass and his secretary-photographer Lottie Berl later married