Beneath the 12-Mile Reef

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Mike and Tony Petrakis are a Greek father and son team who dive for sponges off the coast of Florida. After they are robbed by crooks, Arnold and the Rhys brothers, Mike decides to take his men to the dangerous 12-mile reef to dive for more sponges. Mike suffers a fatal accident when he falls from the reef leaving Tony to carry on the business. But now he has a companion, Gwyneth Rhys.

  1. Robert D. Webb


  2. A.I. Bezzerides


Top Billed Cast

  1. Robert Wagner

    Robert Wagner

    Tony Petrakis

  2. Terry Moore

    Terry Moore

    Gwyneth Rhys

  3. Gilbert Roland

    Gilbert Roland

    Mike Petrakis

  4. J. Carrol Naish

    J. Carrol Naish

    Socrates Houlis

  5. Richard Boone

    Richard Boone

    Thomas Rhys

  6. Angela Clarke

    Angela Clarke

    Mama Petrakis

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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 42m

Budget -

Revenue -

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Release Information

  • December 2, 1953



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