City Beneath the Sea is a 1953 adventure film directed by Budd Boetticher and starring Robert Ryan and Anthony Quinn. The film is based on the book Port Royal: The Ghost City Beneath the Sea by Harry E. Rieseberg.

Plot synopsis

In Jamaica, salvage divers Brad and Tony (Robert Ryan and Anthony Quinn) are hired by Dwight Trevor (Karel Stepanek) to find The Lady Luck, a ship that was supposedly sunk with all hands and $1,000,000 in gold bullion. There is no trace of the sunken ship, but there is a sunken city, the city of Port Royal that was destroyed in an earthquake in 1692. The $1,000,000 in gold bullion was in fact lost in a modern-day quake and is part of an insurance fraud by Trevor. He doesn’t want the divers to find the gold and will stop at nothing to ensure the success of his plan.


  • Robert Ryan - Brad Carlton
  • Anthony Quinn - Tony Nartlett
  • Mala Powers - Terry McBride
  • Suzan Ball - Venita
  • George Mathews - Capt. Meade
  • Karel Stepanek - Dwight Trevor
  • Hilo Hattie - Mama Mary
  • Lalo Rios - Calypso
  • Woody Strode - Djion
  • John Warburton - Captain Clive
  • Peter Mamakos - Captain Pedro Mendoza
  • Barbara Morrison - Madame Cecile


External links

City Beneath the Sea (1953 film)
  • City Beneath the Sea at the Internet Movie Database
  • Robert Ryan at the Internet Movie Database
  • Anthony Quinn at the Internet Movie Database

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