The 20th Century-Fox Hour:
The 20th Century-Fox Hour was a TV series that featured one hour dramas,
many of which were TV adaptions of successful Big Screen movies previously released by the Fox studio.
Deep Water is a remake of the 1951 film The Frogmen, which starred Richard Widmark, Dana Andrews,
Gary Merrill, Jeffrey Hunter and Robert Wagner.
Steve as 'Kinsella' in the water
Set during World War II, the 'frogmen' of Deep Water are an underwater demolition team who specialise
in checking for submerged enemy explosives, often under heavy combat conditions.
When a new skipper (played by Ralph Meeker) arrives on board, the changeover does not go smoothly,
and tension arises between the crew and their new leader.
The situation comes to a head when an enemy torpedo lodges, unexploded, in the ships sick bay.
This is a true story based on actual incidents, and real war footage was used for this episode.
Steve McQueen plays the character 'Kinsella'.
Screencap courtesy of Daniel Cyr.