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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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Nella Fitzgerald
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Captain 'Sunny Jim' Roberts
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Linda Colt-Stratton
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Barry Forbes
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Freddy Finn
Marjorie Gateson ...
Mrs. Geoffrey Colt-Stratton
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Mrs. Gilhooley
Charles Coleman ...
Sir Guy
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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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Passed | See all certifications »
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31 August 1934 (USA)  »

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Hawaiian Nights  »

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(RCA Victor System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Lou Brock had complete freedom producing the film, which went considerably over budget. It was his last production at RKO. See more »

Quotes

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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Soundtracks

Tiny Little Finger on Your Hand
(1934) (uncredited)
Written by Val Burton and Will Jason
Sung by Sidney Blackmer and passengers on the yacht
Reprised on saxophone by Sterling Holloway
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Interesting but not so bizarre as other comments would indicate
22 April 2006 | by (Chicago, Il.) – See all my reviews

As noted in other comments for this film, this one starts out looking like a typical 1930s screwball comedy about high society but changes course quickly. The story takes several sharp left turns into becoming a musical farce set in a Polynesian island kingdom. Of particular delight is Mary Boland's shabby-glamorous queen and her manservant in tattered livery. The two romantic leads are undistinguished, particularly the male. But any film with Ned Sparks deserves some credit, and the musical numbers aren't as tedious as many others of the period were. It's a curious affair, made all the more startling by the film's rapid pacing, but I feel I must say that other comments make "Down To Their Last Yacht" sound like something from the avant-garde. In truth it's no more 'out there' than W.C. Fields' "Million Dollar Legs" or some of Wheeler & Woolsey's more absurdist work. Not a classic, but certainly worth watching if you come across it.


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