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James R. Gilbert (story)
Robert F. Hill (adaptation)
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Release Date:
1 March 1932 (USA) See more »
A gold-digging woman wins a big settlement against an older married man, which threatens to destroy the man's family... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Jack Mulhall ... Richard 'Dick' Randolph, posing as Dick Rowland

Natalie Moorhead ... Verna Wilson, alias Vera Wendall

Clara Kimball Young ... Mrs. Jane Randolph

Edmund Breese ... J.B. 'Lucky' Morrison

Tom Ricketts ... The Baron

Alice Day ... Claudia Elliott

William V. Mong ... Verna's Crooked Lawyer (as Bill Mong)

Montagu Love ... John Randolph

Richard Alexander ... Larry, the Randolph Chauffeur, posing as J. B. 'Lucky' Morrison (as Dick Alexander)

Roy D'Arcy ... Juan de Leon

Lynton Brent ... Jimmy Wilson
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Sidney Bracey ... Spriggins (uncredited)

Gordon De Main ... Flynn, Private Detective (uncredited)

Robert F. Hill ... Ship Passenger (uncredited)

Directed by
Robert F. Hill 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
James R. Gilbert  story (as J. Gilbert)
Robert F. Hill  adaptation and dialogue
George H. Plympton  continuity

Produced by
Sam Efrus .... producer
Original Music by
Lee Zahler 
Cinematography by
E. Fox Walker (photographed by)
Film Editing by
Earl Neville 
Production Management
Albert Herman .... production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Gordon Griffith .... assistant director (as Gordon S. Griffith)
Art Department
E.R. Hickson .... settings
Sound Department
J.R. Balsley .... sound recordist (uncredited)
Phillips .... sound recordist (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Edward Cox .... lighting effects
Other crew
J.H. Hoffberg .... presenter (re-release)
Crew believed to be complete

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Murder on the High Seas" - USA (reissue title)
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60 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Balsley & Phillips Recording System)
USA:Passed (National Board of Review)

Did You Know?

This film is one of over 200 titles in the list of independent feature films made available for television presentation by Advance Television Pictures announced in Motion Picture Herald 4 April 1942. At this time, television broadcasting was in its infancy, almost totally curtailed by the advent of World War II, and would not continue to develop until 1945-1946. Because of poor documentation (feature films were often not identified by title in conventional sources) no record has yet been found of its initial television broadcast.See more »


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19 out of 20 people found the following review useful.
Beautifully shot, well done, 12 June 2005
Author: danielmartinx from Canada

The movie has its creaking moments, as all murder mysteries from the early thirties do, but it's well shot and beautifully composed. Verna/Vera is a wonderful villainess, and I have at times during the film been transfixed by her ghostly and ghastly whiteness against the black backgrounds as she postures and poses, prances and plots.

The surrounding cast, especially the good son who must fight against her slander of the "family honour," do well also. There is an eccentric old lord who "wheezes," for instance, with great hilarity, as he is followed about by his valet.

Murder mysteries, if they are your genre, have three distinct phases. There is the set-up, which in this film is quite long and complicated. This film makes you think about the back story on your own, before throwing the film onto a ship where the murder occurs. The second phase transpires as the murder is about to take place and as it takes place, and then the final third details the solving of the murder.

I recommend this old film.

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