The Drowning Pool (1975)

PG   |    |  Action, Crime, Mystery

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A big-city private detective travels to the Deep South to help out an old girlfriend who is worried that her husband will find out that she is cheating on him.

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  • Paul Newman in The Drowning Pool (1975)
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  • Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward in The Drowning Pool (1975)
  • Paul Newman and Richard Jaeckel in The Drowning Pool (1975)
  • Paul Newman and Linda Haynes in The Drowning Pool (1975)

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Did You Know?


According to the biography "Paul Newman: A Life" (2009) by Shawn Levy, Newman had an almost major accident whilst racing a Porsche car at a New Orleans race-track off set during production. According to the book, Newman and a cohort were not wearing seat belts when the vehicle spun out of control. Newman said: "For a time we rode on two wheels. Then the car went on its side but we weren't thrown out. The windshield shattered. Fortunately it was European glass that breaks into powder on impact. We climbed out of the windshield. Neither of us was hurt. We hardly had our hair mussed. As I stood by the car, somebody slammed the door on my hand. Fortunately the door was sprung or I would have lost the tips of my fingers. 'Open the door' I said quietly. When they did, I ran to the beer cooler and stuck my fingers in the icy water. I didn't even lose my fingernails." Incidentally, in the earlier Lew Harper movie Harper (1966) starring Newman, the make and model of Lew Harper (Paul Newman)'s car was also a Porsche, a black-top gray / silver Porsche 356 A Speedster.


Schuyler Devereaux: Door was unlocked.
Lew Harper: Still is kid - out!
Schuyler Devereaux: Come on Lew, gimme a break.
Lew Harper: You're either a very good guesser or you're a cop.
Schuyler Devereaux: Swimming's a good way to relax but I know a better way.


When Harper comes up the last time, from trying to turn the water off in the hydrotherapy room, his head bumps one of the ceiling panels and it clearly moves, meaning their attempts at breaking the panel were bogus.


Killing Me Softly With His Song
Norman Gimbel and Charles Fox
Scored and conducted by Charles Fox


Plot Summary


Action | Crime | Mystery | Thriller

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