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The Secret of the Purple Reef (1960)

Approved | | Crime, Drama | 12 February 1961 (UK)
After Robert Christopher and his ship mysteriously disappear in the Caribbean, his two brothers -- Mark and Dean -- travel to St. Kitts to begin their own investigation.

Director:

William Witney
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Jeff Richards ... Mark Christophe
Margia Dean ... Rue Amboy
Peter Falk ... Tom Weber
Richard Chamberlain ... Dean Christophe
Terence de Marney ... Ashby
Robert Earl Jones ... Tobias (as Robert Earl)
Gina Petrushka Gina Petrushka ... Grandmere
Larry Markow Larry Markow ... Kilt
Philip Rosen Philip Rosen ... Twine
Frank Ricco Frank Ricco ... Henri
Jerry Mitchell Jerry Mitchell ... Jerry
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After Robert Christopher and his ship mysteriously disappear in the Caribbean, his two brothers -- Mark and Dean -- travel to St. Kitts to begin their own investigation.

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Filmed entirely in the Caribbean See more »

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Crime | Drama

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 February 1961 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

El secreto de los arrecifes See more »

Filming Locations:

San Juan, Puerto Rico

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Budget:

$86,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Color by Deluxe)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Several scenes feature a 35 foot sailing yacht, the Starwright, designed by E. G. van de Stadt. See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Cool World (1963) See more »

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1960 Low Budget Film
19 January 2009 | by whpratt1See all my reviews

This film deals with two brothers who want some answers dealing with a missing ship and the whereabouts of their brother who was the captain of the ship. The boys mother wants her sons to investigate how a ship could disappear on a very clear day with nothing to cause a ship wreck. The search starts around the Purple Reef with very little success along with a few other interested parties lead by bad guy Peter Falk, (Tom Walker) who is also looking for hidden treasure. There is a woman who finally appears towards the end of the film who acts very poorly. If it were not for Peter Falk appearing in this film, it would probably would never have been viewed by the public. This film is a big disappointment, but you do have to consider it was produced in 1960 and on a very very low budget.


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