Time for some vintage scuba action from a rather rare TV show!
This scene is 60 years old and one of the very early scenes with scuba action in it.
Story: The hero is blackmailed by an evil guy to retrieve some nazi treasure from a sunken ship. The villain doesn’t trust the good guy of course and sends a frogwoman(!) down with him.
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And here is the video:
Well, this scene offers a LOT! But it also has two major problems….
Let’s start with the good aspects. In 1960 it was still pretty unusual for women to dive, and especially to have/film a scuba fight like that. She looks great in the vintage rubber wetsuit!
I like the sneaky movie from the villain to drop the speargun down to her, even that plan failed as she couldn’t catch it. The close combat between them is well done and I love the idea of him tying her up underwater so he could handle the bad guy on the surface one on one.
And…of course….she looks even better as she surfaces and is still wet in that great outfit 🙂
Now the two big problems I have with that scene:
a) It is filmed in black and white! Ok, even in 1960 that was still rather a normal procedure. But the whole scene would look sooooo much better/sexier in color!
b) the frogwoman turns into a frogMAN underwater! Back in the day, it was (sadly) a rather normal thing that a man would double a woman in an action scene as there were nearly no stuntwomen to do that. However, it is really horrible when that happens!
And here it is verrrry obvious as the evil diver has suddenly no more breasts, and his legs and arms are way too pumped in comparison to the woman on the boat.
Damn, I would love to see a remake of this scene! In color and with a frogWOman underwater.
And then a really long struggle before he manages to defeat her and ties her up underwater.
Wanna know from which movie/TV show this was taken? Here you go:
What do you think of that scene?
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