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Down to Their Last Yacht (1934)

Passed  -  Comedy | Musical | Romance  -  31 August 1934 (USA)
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Queen of Malakamokalu, 'Queenie'
Polly Moran ...
Nella Fitzgerald
Ned Sparks ...
Captain 'Sunny Jim' Roberts
Sidney Fox ...
Linda Colt-Stratton
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Barry Forbes
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Freddy Finn
Marjorie Gateson ...
Mrs. Geoffrey Colt-Stratton
Irene Franklin ...
Mrs. Gilhooley
Charles Coleman ...
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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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Beach Boy
(1934) (uncredited)
Written by Ann Ronell
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awful fun
13 September 2011 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

This 70 minute film made at huge expense at RK0 was their entry into the scatterbrain comedies of the early 30s like DUCK SOUP and MILLION DOLLAR LEGS. Madcap social anarchy mixed with silly kingdoms and sprinkled with songs. KING KELLY OF THE USA and HIPS HIPS HOORAY also fall into this format of two separate halves of a film making up the 60-70 minute running time. In this catastrophe comedy the first 30 minutes aboard the yacht of the title are quite terrific with two truly divine songs set in art deco splendor akin to an Astaire Rogers film: 'Funny little World' especially is worth listening (and watching) over and over. 'The little finger on your hand' is a lilting wistful song and equally memorable and well staged. However..... it all runs aground on some dirt puddle island and complete 'wackiness' takes over. The second half is simply terrible with the shipwrecked socialites living and working like natives while the Polynesians wear silks and top hats and get ordered around by a deranged 'queen' Mary Boland. The film completely falls apart, as if two completely different films were made and wedged together. However the production values are spectacular. I truly love the first half on the yacht. I truly gasp in sheer embarrassment at the second half. as one friend said to me after we lurched thru it: "you sure have shown me some silly films, but that was the silliest"............And not fun either. Apparently it cost half a million dollars in 1934... an epic disaster financially for such a support film.


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