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The Deep Six (1958) was a War - Drama Film directed by Rudolph Mat? and produced by Alan Ladd and Martin Rackin.

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The meaning and relevance of this movie's title "The Deep Six" is that it is a marine term or American nautical slang. From the 1940s, it referred to the act to toss overboard as in jettisoning cargo. Alternatively, dating from the early 1900s, it could mean a burial at sea, referring to the usual six-foot depth of graves as in six feet under. It initially was a sailor's vocal calling to the ship's command on the bridge that the depth of water was more than six fathoms (11 meters) but not as many as seven fathoms, six fathoms being the minimum legal distance for a burial at sea. Often its use in an expression will be to give or get the deep six or to deep-six.
The 'The New York Times' reported on 7 July 1957 that USS 'Stephen Potter' crew-members Albert D. Peters and George A. Smith were cast in actual parts for this movie.
The USS 'Poe' ship in this film was portrayed by the real-life Fletcher Class destroyer DD-538 USS 'Stephen Potter' for this movie. This vessel was named after World War I naval aviator Ensign Stephen Potter (1896-1918). The ship was chosen because of it was used during the Second World War.
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Also directed by Rudolph Maté




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