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Allen Rivkin (screen play)
Allan Dwan (story)
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Release Date:
14 June 1935 (USA) See more »
On a cruise ship a professional gambler comes to the aid of a young man victimized by a jewel thief. The young man turns out to be his son. | Add synopsis »
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Edmund Lowe & Co. Shine in Quick Programmer! See more (6 total) »


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Edmund Lowe ... John Francis Dugan

Claire Trevor ... Janette Foster

Tom Brown ... Fred Curtis

Eugene Pallette ... Colonel Upton Calhoun Belcher

Adrienne Ames ... Mrs. Millicent Caldwell Bath
Herbert Mundin ... Oscar

Ford Sterling ... Mather
Jed Prouty ... Orville Schmelling

Billy Bevan ... Alfred
David Torrence ... Captain Savage
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mary Blackwood ... Edith (uncredited)
Wade Boteler ... Customs Officer (uncredited)
Don Brodie ... Reporter (uncredited)
Tex Brodus ... Passenger (uncredited)
Edward Cecil ... Bridge Player (uncredited)
Allan Conrad ... Third Officer (uncredited)
Robert Elliott ... Detective Clancy (uncredited)
Bess Flowers ... Woman at Bar Who Later Faints (uncredited)
Grace Goodall ... Bridge Player (uncredited)
Douglas Gordon ... Steward (uncredited)
Maude Turner Gordon ... Mrs. Curtis (uncredited)
Dell Henderson ... Customs Officer (uncredited)

Colin Kenny ... Ship's Officer (uncredited)
James B. 'Pop' Kenton ... Bridge Player (uncredited)
Slim Martin ... Orchestra Leader (uncredited)
Richard Powell ... Riley - Customs Officer (uncredited)
Joseph W. Reilly ... Undetermined Role (uncredited)
John Rogers ... Steward (uncredited)
Gloria Roy ... Passenger (uncredited)
Reginald Sheffield ... Oscar's Friend (uncredited)
Edwin Stanley ... Oscar's Friend (uncredited)
Libby Taylor ... Betty - Millicent's Maid (uncredited)

Silvia Vaughan ... Stewardess (uncredited)
Dick Webster ... Singer (uncredited)
Marion Weldon ... Passenger (uncredited)

Directed by
Allan Dwan 
Writing credits
Allen Rivkin (screen play)

Allan Dwan (story)

Produced by
Sol M. Wurtzel .... producer
Cinematography by
Arthur C. Miller (photography) (as Arthur Miller)
Film Editing by
Alex Troffey (uncredited)
Art Direction by
Duncan Cramer 
Costume Design by
Royer (gowns)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Sid Bowen .... assistant director (uncredited)
Sound Department
George Leverett .... sound
Camera and Electrical Department
Joseph LaShelle .... camera operator (uncredited)
Music Department
Sidney Clare .... lyrics
Samuel Kaylin .... musical director
Oscar Levant .... music
Crew verified as complete

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76 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording)
USA:Not Rated (DVD Rating) | USA:Approved (PCA #835) | USA:TV-G (TV rating)

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Edmund Lowe & Co. Shine in Quick Programmer!, 23 April 2015
Author: JLRMovieReviews from United States

Edmund Lowe is a professional gambler on a cruise ship, who likes to take the suckers' money, but he is known by the ship's detective and, if caught in the act, can be sequestered in his room for the duration and arrested. Tom Brown is a young man who has been taken by two old men, one of them played Eugene Palllette. who like to think they're something else by bluffing people, like this poor unsuspecting tot, and taking their money. We see as the film opens that they had nothing at all in their hands, while Tom had a pair of tens, and he winds up paying them, because of their bluffing and raising $500 here and $300 there. When Edmund catches on to the old men, he feels sorry for the young man. Edmund meets Claire Trevor, an actress, who appears to be somewhat well-off, but is still in second-class with Edmund. They form an friendship and plot to help the young man who was suckered by the old men. The twist is that when Edmund is in Tom's room he sees the pictures of Tom's mother and grandmother! Yes! He knows them! Put it together! When he does, he realizes who Tom is. This film was really good. We are immersed in Edmund's world and really come to care about him, and Tom and Claire. Tom tells him about another problem he's having. Adrienne Ames is a ruthless character who holds the cards over Tom concerning another debt. For 76 minutes, this film really packs a wallop. It's amazing to me how such simple, short films of the 1930s et al. can be so good, satisfying and fulfilling and much better than today's movies. While no award winner, the stars' acting and crisp writing make "Black Sheep" worth finding.

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