Speaking of 1970s disaster movies, I wasted no time in profiling as many of them as I could, though few of them got the long, exhaustive treatment that posts on films get here now. I think 1979's City on Fire is one of the very few that hasn't been profiled and that's because I haven't seen it in eons and haven't been able to do so again lately. But what about the (very) little-known 1973 disaster movie Deluge!?
Meanwhile, Smith comes upon Stack in a meeting with some imposing, threatening gentlemen who've just roughed him up. Smith begs Stack to tell her what he's done to deserve this strong-arm treatment, but he's reluctant to share the fact that he's in debt to a loan shark for hundreds of thousands of dollars. On the floor below, Merrill has rushed into an elevator as Douglas chases after her to discuss his news. Bisset, in an effort to avoid Douglas herself, takes Richards down the stairs.
Just then, the tidal wave strikes, completely flooding the streets of the city and several lower floors of the building. The whole building quivers from the impact of it, sending Bisset and Richards careening down steps, Stack and Smith to the floor and Grady pinned underneath a heavy file cabinet. Merrill is caught in an elevator that swiftly fills with water.
In case you haven't guessed it by now, there is no Deluge! It's a fake disaster movie I dreamed up in my head late at night (over the course of many nights) when I couldn't sleep! There was no 1973 disaster flick, so I wanted to fill in the gap, mentally, and used the type of scenario and era-appropriate stars that appealed to me. It's a movie I really would like to have actually seen! I never claimed I wasn't an obsessive nut. Ha! Did you fall for it for even a second?
My own birthday was this past Sunday the 19th (forty-five, God help me!), so its generally pretty easy to know when the anniversary of the beginning of The Underworld is at hand. As I've mentioned here lately, this month has been absolutely INSANE. I'm going to be on the go this entire weekend and out of town for all of next. Things ought to slow down in September, though.