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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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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Edmund Lowe ... John Francis Dugan

Claire Trevor ... Jeanette 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:Approved (PCA #835) | USA:TV-G (TV rating)

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8 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
Think Of It As An Episode From a Mystery Series With Much, Much More Polish, 12 August 2003
Author: Cutter-2 from Atlanta

This is an excellent little film with two stars much better known for their supporting roles. A young Claire Trevor is more lovely than I have ever seen her. This may be one of her few `straight' roles. She is not the scheming woman in a film noir, a prostitute, saloon girl or a drunk. Edmund Lowe, a first line star during the silent era who never quite made it past supporting roles in the talkies, is a very believable gambler/con man.

Virtually the entire movie takes place on board a cruise ship so there are none of the car chases, gun fights, mid depression hard luck stories, etc. that tend to carry many mid '30s mysteries/dramas. The script contains a good deal of intrigue and suspense that is carried of well by Lowe and his `accomplice', Trevor. Adrienne Ames, who looks very much like Gail Patrick plays a character that was made for Patrick, the snooty, unlikable wealthy woman. Ames and Eugene Pallette support.

The Plot Outline for this movie accurately describes what occurs so there is no need to dwell there. The most enjoyable parts of the movie for me were the situations where Trevor is determining what kind of person Lowe is and whether or not he can be trusted, is honest, etc. Keep in mind Trevor and Lowe meet on the cruise ship. Lowe tells Trevor up front that he is a gambler and Trevor is not quite sure what to think as Lowe goes about `setting up' Pallette and Ames primarily through card games to get his son out of a jam and return the stolen jewels. This occurs in spite of the ship's detective and eventually everyone else involved knowing Lowe is a gambler.

The ending may be a bit too neat in today's terms but one must remember happy endings were important in the early and mid '30s.

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