The Deep Blue Sea

Synopsis: The wife of a British Judge is caught in a self-destructive love affair with a Royal Air Force pilot.
Genre: Drama, Romance
Director(s): Terence Davies
Production: Music Box Films
  Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 4 wins & 12 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
98 min

this year, mother?

No, since your father's

death I've not been

able to enjoy tennis.

Do you play?



I occasionally play a

hand at canasta.

Cards are a pastime.

I meant a sport.

I've always thought of sport

as one of the more pointless

of human activities.

That was almost offensive.

I'm sure Hester didn't mean to

be impolite, mother.

I take it you don't play, then?


I just find it very hard to be

passionate about it.

Beware of passion, Hester.

It always leads to

something ugly.

What would you replace it with?

A guarded enthusiasm.

It's safer.

But much duller.

Oh, the garden really

is glorious, even at

this time of year.


It's my one unalloyed pleasure.

So much safer than people,

don't you think?

No, not in the long run.

Ah, tea.


No, darling.

Hester will pour.

Won't you, dear?

If you wish.


You've put the milk in first.

Would you rather I hadn't?

No, I'm sure it'll still

be very refreshing.

The garden is really lovely,


Yes, even Hester has been

admiring it.

Almost passionately.

Would you like a cake, mother?

Oh, yes.

The Battenberg.

It's a pleasure I've

never outgrown.

Is there anything you haven't

outgrown, Hester?



I've never been able

to forgive it.

Darling, I'm going upstairs

to pack.

I'd like to get an early

start back to town.

I'm hoping we'll be leaving

for London soon.

- All right, I'll see you

at the grapes.

No. No, not there.

I'll meet you at

Jackie Jackson's.

- Come back soon.

- As soon as I can, Freddie.

- Oh, darling.

- Darling.

- Love you.

- Me, too.

And who else do you

call darling?

I assume this means what

I think it means?

Well, how long?


How long has this been going on?

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Terence Rattigan

Sir Terence Mervyn Rattigan, CBE (10 June 1911 – 30 November 1977) was a British dramatist. He was one of England's most popular mid twentieth century dramatists. His plays are typically set in an upper-middle-class background. He wrote The Winslow Boy (1946), The Browning Version (1948), The Deep Blue Sea (1952) and Separate Tables (1954), among many others. A troubled homosexual, who saw himself as an outsider, his plays centred on issues of sexual frustration, failed relationships, and a world of repression and reticence. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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