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Sensation Hunters (1933)

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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Tom Baylor
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Dale Jordan
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Jimmy Crosby
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Trixie Snell
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Fred Barrett
Cyril Chadwick ...
Upson
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Mrs. Grayson
Harold Minjir ...
Hal Grayson
Finis Barton ...
Miss Grayson
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Alcoholic Girl
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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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THERE WERE PITFALLS AT EVERY STEP ---AND SHE DIDN'T MISS A SINGLE STEP! See more »

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3 January 1934 (USA)  »

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Main Street Girl  »

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(Balsley and Phillips Recording System)

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Trivia

Monogram Pictures production #332. 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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Texas Guinan in Panama
1 September 2014 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

Sensation Hunters is a pre-code melodrama set in the tropics of the Panama Canal Zone. The action mostly centers around Trixie's Bull Pit a kind of upscale dive owned by Juanita Hansen who is Texas Guinan like character for the low brows.

Two women are going to work there, good time girl Arline Judge and newcomer Marian Nixon. The girls are kind of on the menu there as well and millionaire aviator Kenneth McKenna. He might be the answer to Nixon's prayers, but it doesn't work out that way.

Preston Foster who I usually enjoy is completely wasted in a role that only calls for him to be a shoulder that Nixon cries on. The whole story despite its trash setting is an old fashioned Victorian melodrama not likely to be revived

Nor should it.


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