MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 16,620 this week

Transatlantic Merry-Go-Round (1934)

Approved  |   |  Comedy, Musical, Mystery  |  2 November 1934 (USA)
6.2
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.2/10 from 105 users  
Reviews: 7 user | 1 critic

Underworld king Lee Lother has been killed aboard a ocean liner, several people could have been the murderer. There is his mistress Anya Roysen, a married woman, who was jealous of his ... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

(story), (additional dialogue and scenes), 2 more credits »
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

$0.00 with Prime Instant Video

IMDb Picks: May

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in May, sponsored by COVERGIRL.

Visit the IMDb Picks section

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 44 titles
created 13 Feb 2011
 
a list of 636 titles
created 10 Nov 2011
 
list image
a list of 74 titles
created 24 Aug 2012
 
a list of 127 titles
created 10 Jan 2013
 
a list of 55 titles
created 23 Jan 2014
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Transatlantic Merry-Go-Round (1934)

Transatlantic Merry-Go-Round (1934) on IMDb 6.2/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Transatlantic Merry-Go-Round.

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Certificate: Passed Musical | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Bob Gordon is staging a new Broadway Show, but he is short of money. He gets an offer of money by the young widow Lilian, if she can dance in his new show. Bert Keeler, a paper man, gets ... See full summary »

Directors: Roy Del Ruth, W.S. Van Dyke
Stars: Jack Benny, Eleanor Powell, Robert Taylor
Scarlet Dawn (1932)
Drama | History | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A Russian aristocrat and his servant girl escape to Turkey during the revolution.

Director: William Dieterle
Stars: Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Nancy Carroll, Lilyan Tashman
Bad Girl (1931)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A man and woman, skeptical about romance, nonetheless fall in love and are wed, but their lack of confidence in the opposite sex haunts their marriage.

Director: Frank Borzage
Stars: James Dunn, Sally Eilers, Minna Gombell
Comedy | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Dashing reporter Vincent Bullit has just returned from covering the Spanish Civil War. His boss, newspaper magnate Fullerton, has more plans to send him off to China. However, first ... See full summary »

Director: Edward Ludwig
Stars: Deanna Durbin, Melvyn Douglas, Jackie Cooper
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A young French soldier in World War I is overcome with guilt when he kills a German soldier who, like himself, is a musically gifted conscript, each having attended the same musical ... See full summary »

Director: Ernst Lubitsch
Stars: Lionel Barrymore, Nancy Carroll, Phillips Holmes
Comedy | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Calvin Churchill, a confidence-man, and his sidekick/stooge, "Clip" McGurk, are being pursued by an Internal Revenue agent, Henry Potke, for their failure to file an income-tax on the ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Reisner
Stars: Jack Benny, Ted Healy, Una Merkel
Mr. Broadway (1933)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

Ed Sullivan shows night spots all over New York in this movie, joking and listening to stories the patrons tell.

Directors: Johnnie Walker, Edgar G. Ulmer
Stars: Ed Sullivan, Jack Dempsey, Ruth Etting
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Director: Paul Sloane
Stars: Nancy Carroll, Cary Grant, John Halliday
Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

When a famous doctor kills his adulterous wife, he is defended by his best friend, an attorney--who suspects that his own wife is having an affair.

Director: James Whale
Stars: Nancy Carroll, Frank Morgan, Paul Lukas
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Paul Vanderkill is extraordinarily wealthy because his grandfather happened to buy farmland in what was to become Midtown Manhattan. The Loveland Dance Hall is one of the tenants of the ... See full summary »

Director: Edward Buzzell
Stars: Nancy Carroll, John Boles, Buck Jones
Jealousy (1934)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

Larry O'Roark is a boxer who's insanely posssesive and jealous of his fiancee, Jo. the sight of her and her employer, Mr. Lambert, at ringside during his big fight distracts Larry and he is... See full summary »

Director: Roy William Neill
Stars: Nancy Carroll, George Murphy, Donald Cook
Hot Saturday (1932)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A pretty but virtuous small-town bank clerk is the victim of a vicious rumor from an unsuccessful suitor that she spent the night with a notorious womanizer.

Director: William A. Seiter
Stars: Cary Grant, Nancy Carroll, Randolph Scott
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Gene Raymond ...
...
Sally Marsh
...
Chad Denby
Sydney Howard ...
Dan Campbell, the Drunk
...
Mitzi
Sid Silvers ...
Shorty
Frank Parker ...
Frank Parker - Tenor Singer
...
Lee Lother
...
Herbert Rosson
Shirley Grey ...
Anya Rosson
...
Patsy Clarke
Sam Hardy ...
William 'Stage' Boyd ...
Joe Saunders (as William Boyd)
Robert Elliott ...
Inspector 'Mac' McKinney
...
Ned Marsh (as Carlyle Moore)
Edit

Storyline

Underworld king Lee Lother has been killed aboard a ocean liner, several people could have been the murderer. There is his mistress Anya Roysen, a married woman, who was jealous of his flirtations with his old moll, night club singer Sally Marsh, who had agreed for one last night with Lother, to get her younger brother Ned out of the Lother's clutches because he has faked Lother's name on a check to pay his gambling debts. Then there is Sally's new flame Jimmy Brett, a con man and gentlemen thief, who has out-tricked Lother in a fixed poker game, and is, together with shorty, after the ladies jewels. Inspector McKinney suspects Joe Saunders, a recently released convict, who was arrested due to some tips by Lother, but Ned and Sally insist that they committed the crime alone. Written by Stephan Eichenberg <eichenbe@fak-cbg.tu-muenchen.de>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Certificate:

Approved
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

2 November 1934 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Keep 'Em Laughing  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Wide Range Noiseless Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

This is purportedly the first time the term "Rock 'n' Roll", the title of the song performed by the Boswell Sisters, is used in a movie. See more »

Quotes

Sally Marsh: [after having told Jimmy Brett that she'd got quite a past] So if you have an appointment elsewhere, I'll excuse you.
See more »

Connections

Featured in Hooray for Hollywood (1975) See more »

Soundtracks

Rock and Roll
Music by Richard A. Whiting
Lyrics by Sidney Clare
Performed by Jean Sargent, The Boswell Sisters and Chorus
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
48 hours out, a murder
9 March 2015 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

Transatlantic Merry-Go-Round starts out with the murder of noted gangster/ gambler Sidney Blackmer. As is usual there are a flock of people with plenty of good reason to do him in on this voyage. But instead the film starts with the murder and then flashes back 48 hours to see how Blackmer interacted with the rest of the passengers and crew.

But we have more than a murder here. Jack Benny plays a Broadway and radio star who is bringing his troupe along which includes Nancy Carroll who has history with Blackmer and her brother Carlyle Moore who forged a check with Blackmer's name and now Blackmer has him working off the debt and a lot more so to speak. But those are just two of the people who have it in for him.

We get to see Benny's troupe perform on the voyage and among the performers are Patsy Kelly, the Boswell Sisters, Frank Parker and Mitzi Green. Green was mostly on Broadway and on radio and so this is a rare chance to see her. During her song she does a devastating impression of George Arliss. The troupe also does a satirical skit of Grand Hotel.

If the murderer didn't announce intentions during the film this would have been a great mystery and rated a notch or two higher. Still it's pretty good entertainment.


0 of 0 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Where can I get a copy of this? Leland-Buzz-Meeks
Discuss Transatlantic Merry-Go-Round (1934) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?