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Down to Their Last Yacht (1934)

A family looses everything in the crash of 1929 except for their yacht. In order to make money they rent out the yacht. A couple of guys feel sorry for the young maiden, she has everything ... See full summary »

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Queen of Malakamokalu, 'Queenie'
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A family looses everything in the crash of 1929 except for their yacht. In order to make money they rent out the yacht. A couple of guys feel sorry for the young maiden, she has everything except cash, and decide to have Monte Carlo night and rigg the roulette wheel so that house is winner. Of course she knows nothing about it.

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Rippling Tunes! Waves of Joy! Storms of Laughter!


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31 August 1934 (USA)  »

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Hawaiian Nights  »

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Retakes in August 1934 reportedly re-shot about 25 percent of the movie. Sam White directed the retakes while producer Lou Brock supervised. See more »

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Barry Forbes: It'll be a shock to you but I've got to tell you. I love you. It's a crude statement of a beautiful truth. Later on I hope to go into more graceful detail.
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South Sea Bolero
(1934) (uncredited)
Written by Max Steiner and Ann Ronell
Played on drums and sung and danced by natives
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Silly
27 May 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I'm not sure if this movie is bizarre, as several previous reviewers have claimed, or just a silly attempt to slap something together that will appeal to audiences after they have sat through whatever the main feature was.

For this must certainly have been made as the B movie for houses that showed double features.

Humor: Mary Boland is her usual funny self. Sterling Halloway, who could be funny, doesn't get much to work with.

Sex: You get to see lots of "native" men and women in skimpy outfits. For 1934, this could have been titillating. No one would have mistaken them for real "natives," however. Some of them sing with noticeably New York accents.

Music: The big production number near the end, the second-last number, is pleasant.

Production values: Some of the editing of that production number is interesting.

And there you have it. For 64 minutes, it's fine. Longer than that would have been too long for something so unsubstantial.

I can't imagine anyone would have paid money to see just this, without a better main feature.


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