The Drowning Pool1975

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The Drowning Pool
Directed by:
Stuart Rosenberg

Released on June 25 of 1975 in the USA, "The Drowning Pool" (also known as "Unter Wasser stirbt man nicht", "Detective Harper: acqua alla gola") is a Thriller/Mystery film directed by Stuart Rosenberg, and written by Tracy Keenan Wynn . Paul Newman is starring, alongside Joanne Woodward, Murray Hamilton, Gail Strickland, Melanie Griffith and Linda Haynes.

Your favorite private eye is back in "The Drowning Pool"

Who is the director of "The Drowning Pool":

The Drowning Pool was directed by Stuart Rosenberg, an American director, and producer.

Before making The Drowning Pool, Stuart Rosenberg had directed The Laughing Policeman, released in 1973, Pocket Money (1972), WUSA (1970), Move (1970), The April Fools (1969), and Cool Hand Luke (1967). Since, he directed Voyage of the Damned, released in 1976, Love and Bullets (1979), The Amityville Horror (1979), Brubaker (1980), The Pope of Greenwich Village (1984), and My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys (1991).

When was "The Drowning Pool" released:

The Drowning Pool was initally released in the United States on Wednesday, June 25, 1975. Also released on this day were Cooley High (dir. Michael Schultz) and Rollerball (dir. Norman Jewison). This was forty-four (44) years ago.

It has been released on Wednesday, November 12, 1975 in France and on Friday, April 30, 1976 in Germany.

Who is at the casting of "The Drowning Pool":

At the casting of The Drowning Pool we find Paul Newman, previously seen in The Towering Inferno (1974) and The Sting (1973); Joanne Woodward (Summer Wishes, Winter Dreams (1973), The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds (1972)); Murray Hamilton (If It's Tuesday, This Must Be Belgium (1969), The Brotherhood (1968)) [ more... ]

  • Paul Newman, Joanne Woodward and Leigh French have all also be seen in WUSA, released in 1970.
  • Paul Newman and Murray Hamilton also appeared together in The Hustler, released in 1961.
  • Joanne Woodward and Paul Newman also worked together in From the Terrace, released in 1960.

What is the Storyline of "The Drowning Pool":

Private detective Lew Harper (Paul Newman) investigates a blackmail plot in Louisiana bayou country involving the nymphomaniac daughter (Melanie Griffith) of an old flame of his, Iris Devereaux (Joanne Woodward). He is caught up in a power struggle between Iris and oil tycoon Kilbourne (Murray Hamilton). At one point, the complicated plot has Harper and Kilbourne's wife Mavis (Gail Strickland) locked in a hydrotherapy room, with the water rising to the ceiling, hence the film's title.


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