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Sensation Hunters (1933)

 |  Drama  |  3 January 1934 (USA)
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Dale Jordan is first accepted by the aristocratic first-cabin passengers on a south-bound Panama-Pacific liner until they discover she is a member of a troupe of cabaret girls led by Trixie... See full summary »

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Complete credited cast:
Arline Judge ...
Preston Foster ...
Tom Baylor
Marion Burns ...
Dale Jordan
Kenneth MacKenna ...
Jimmy Crosby
Juanita Hansen ...
Trixie Snell
Creighton Hale ...
Fred Barrett
Cyril Chadwick ...
Upson
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Mrs. Grayson
Harold Minjir ...
Hal Grayson
Finis Barton ...
Miss Grayson
Zoila Conan ...
Alcoholic Girl
Sam Flint ...
Ship's Captain
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Stuttering Waiter
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Dale Jordan is first accepted by the aristocratic first-cabin passengers on a south-bound Panama-Pacific liner until they discover she is a member of a troupe of cabaret girls led by Trixie Snell en route for the Bull Ring Cabaret in Panama City. This makes no difference to Tom Baylor, San Blas mining engineer, who presents her with a bracelet upon their arrival in Panama. Tom departs for his mining location in the jungle and Dale is taken in tow by hard-boiled but good-hearted Jerry Royal, an old timer with Trixie's crew. Dale takes up with millionaire Jimmy Crosby who promises to get a divorce from his wife in the states, but is unable to and commits suicide by crashing his plane. Jerry and Dale go from one dive to the other in an effort to get enough money to go home. They land in The Cobra, one of the lowest dives in Panama, and Jerry is knifed in a saloon brawl. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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HITTING THE HIGH SPOTS IN PANAMA'S 'HOT SPOTS'! See more »

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3 January 1934 (USA)  »

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Garotas Vampiras  »

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(Balsley and Phillips Recording System)

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Kenneth MacKenna did not make another movie after this one for 27 years. See more »

Quotes

[Trixie comes upon one of her girls, a blonde, looking through her purse for her gin flask]
Trixie Snell: You'd forget your rosy cheeks if they weren't slapped on with a paintbrush!
Blonde: I know I had it when I was with that traveling man last night.
Trixie Snell: Well, did you look in the First National?
[Blonde lifts up her skirt to check one of her garters. It is not there]
Trixie Snell: Well, try the other branch, ya simp.
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There's Something In the Air
Written by Bernie Grossman and Harold Lewis (as C. Harold Lewis)
Sung by Marion Burns
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Insensate "shocker" from the Pre-Code era
25 February 2015 | by (NYC suburbs) – See all my reviews

A gaggle of seasoned showgirls board a luxury liner bound for jobs in Panama and the "newbie" among them falls for one of the passengers but it's a rocky road to love for a good girl stranded in the tropics...

SENSATION HUNTERS isn't as cheap as later Monogram features but the only "sensation" I saw was in the film's provocative poster -unless, of course, you're wild about clichés. The eclectic cast was the selling point for me and I wasn't disappointed; sassy Arline Judge (the lady in red on the poster) as a wise-cracking, thrice-married cabaret entertainer ("a sailor's delight") was the nominal star but she played second fiddle to the heroine (the boring Marion Burns) and was no less of a firecracker off-screen, having been married eight times. Cocaine addiction ruined the career of silent screen serial queen Juanita Hansen and according to "Hollywood Babylon", she later got religion and went on cross-country bible-thumping tours denouncing drugs. She must have gotten over that because here she is in this as a blowzy "Texas Guinan"- type and, like fellow Mack Sennett bathing beauty Marie Prevost, she'd packed on a few pounds by the time talkies took over. There's even a couple of cheesy song & dance routines as Preston Foster, Kenneth MacKenna, and Walter Brennan (as a stuttering waiter) look on agog. Directed by Charles Vidor who'd later become a house director for Columbia, the little studio that could.


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