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Carnival Boat (1932)

Passed  -  Adventure | Drama | Music  -  19 March 1932 (USA)
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Honey, a young entertainer on a carnival boat, is in love with Buck but Buck's father is against the romance.

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Honey, a young entertainer on a carnival boat, is in love with Buck but Buck's father is against the romance.

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A hardy lumberjack tamed by a showboat girl!


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19 March 1932 (USA)  »

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The scenes aboard the runaway train were printed in reverse, as can be seen on the backwards writing on the sides of the rail cars. See more »

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Three Little Words
(1930) (uncredited)
Music by Harry Ruby
Lyrics by Bert Kalmar
Played in the background at the boat cantina and sung by an offscreen chorus
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Timber! Those Short-Fused Lumberjacks Could Go for a Carnival Boat...and Maybe a Train Pass
17 September 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

After performing in five feature films and four short subjects for Paramount at its Long Island, NY, studios, by day, and performing on Broadway by evening, Ginger Rogers heads to Hollywood, in 1931, to sign with Pathé Studio, a forerunner to RKO-Radio Pictures. "Carnival Boat" becomes Ginger's third at Pathé, and her first feature film of 1932.

Although a pre-platinum Ginger receives star billing, and her character's festive entertainment vessel the title, most of the action of this film transpires at a lumber camp, with much conflict occurring among lumberjacks for the succession of power pending the retirement of Jim Gannon (Hobart Bosworth).

Well, an abrasive Hack Logan (Fred Kohler), for one, places himself in contention for the foreman position and, especially, in contention against Gannon Jr. (William Boyd), whose father, Jim, stands in contention against Jr.'s fancying Honey (Ginger Rogers), the star performer of the "Carnival Boat," a steamship paddle-boat, which floats along the waterway and docks near the lumber camp.

Fighting for the top lumbering position begins with the saws and escalates onto the roofs of railroad cars, piloted by a runaway locomotive down the mountain track, which certainly provides compelling footage, which certainly stands the test of time to captivate audience attention.

Honey, all the while, stands by Jr., who continues to champion their romance, as (Ginger) sings, "How I Could Go for You" aboard the entertainment vessel, where a good time is had by one and all except for the disapproving Sr., who seems prepared to cry "Timber!" at any given moment.

Marie Prevost has a role as "Babe," with Edgar Kennedy as "Baldy," a lumberjack. William Boyd, the film's leading man, doesn't seem to appear anywhere near the credit list here although his moniker does roll across the screen below Ginger's.


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