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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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The last film, and only talkie, of Juanita Hansen. See more »

Quotes

Jerry Royal: Heaven help a sailor on a night like this.
Dale Jordan: I thought you said you'd sworn off on sailors.
Jerry Royal: Well, a girl's gotta have some practice. Some of those sailors are pretty good. At practice.
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If It Ain't One Man
Written by Bernie Grossman and Harold Lewis (as C. Harold Lewis)
Sung and Danced by Arline Judge and chorus
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I'm here to sing! not to be mauled by a bunch of drunken sots!
5 December 2005 | by (Brooklyn NY USA) – See all my reviews

(There are some Spoilers) Early exploitation movie about a naive country girl trying to find fame and fortune in the world of show business and ending up down and out not in Beverly Hills but in Panama City.

On a cruise in the Pacific young and pretty Dale Jordan, Marion Burns, joins this group of singers and dancers who embarked on her ship, in Port Los Angeles, that are headed for Panama to do a show at Panama City's swinging "Bull Ring Cafe". Striking up a friendship with singer/dancer Jerry Royal, Arline Judge, the two girls together with their fellow singers and dancers are such a sensation that the show that they do goes on for twelve weeks. Dale starts getting tired of doing her act night after night and has two rich American suitors who want her hand in marriage; businessman Tom Baylor, Preston Foster, and playboy jet-setter Jimmy Crosby, Kenneth MacKenna. Making it very difficult for her to choose which one of the two she'll want to marry.

Things on the podium of the "Bull Ring" are also starting to go sour with the head of the singing and dancing troupe Trixie Snell, Juanita Hansen, hitting the bottle every night and causing the girls to miss their steps and notes on the stage due to Trixie's constance drunken badgering and bickering. With Jimmy winning her over Dale is ready to fly, with him in the cockpit, back to New York Ciy to start a new life in the rich and glamorous world that he lives in but something goes very wrong to change Jimmy's plans.

It turns out that Jimmy is already married to Elizabeth and that she won't give him a divorce even though they've been estranged for years. Not knowing what to do Jimmy fill's her up his gas tank and stomach with gasoline and alcohol and takes a ride on his plane to think things over. Losing control due to his being heavily intoxicated Jimmy takes a nose dive and crashes on the runway in a spectacular Kamikaze-like smash-up killing himself.

Dale now alone and needing money to get back to the states goes, together with Jerry, to get her job back with the Trixie girls but in a wild argument with Trixie Jerry punches her out and the two Cabaret singers are now left out in the cold. Left to having to do song and dance acts at the sleazy Burger Bar entertaining drunken sailors and mariners.

Things don't go too well at Burgers Bar with the girls being grabbed and fondled by the drunken clientèle and the manager and owner of the bar, Mr. Burger, is not too helpful allowing all this groping to go on in order to keep his bar full of paying, but drunken, customers.

One of the persons at the Burger Bar Indian Joe, Charles Stevens, is approached one evening by the local police for questioning in a number of knifing. It's then that all hell breaks loose with Jerry ending up in the hospital with a bullet in her chest. Needing money to pay Jerry's hospital bills Dale takes all the money she saved up, $150.00, to get back to the USA and pays for Jerry's hospital stay in Panama City.

The film "Sansation Hunters" does indeed have a happy ending with Tom Baylor coming to Dale's rescue, after receiving a letter from Jerry about her's and Dale's plight,and are soon married. As for Jerry her long lost boyfriend and sailor Olaf Anderssen, Jack Pennick, who one evening years ago in a Shang-Hai bar got so drunk that he missed his boat and was left stranded in the Chinese port city not knowing a word of Chinese. Well Olaf's now back in Panama City to start where he left off with his Jerry but this time not as a sailor! He not only learned to speak Chinese but worked himself up the ladder to become an Admiral in the Chinese Navy!

P.S the actor Charles Stevens playing to part of Indian Joe is not only a real American Indian but the grandson of non-other then the legendary Apache Indian Chieftain-Warrior Geronimo!How About That!


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