Helen Roberts, who's on probation, goes back to work as a waitress at Torre's Fish Palace, a San Francisco waterfront dive. The customers are low characters trying to make time with Helen ... See full summary »

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Margot Grahame ...
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Martin Rhodes
Vinton Hayworth ...
George Skinner (as Vinton Haworth)
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Dorn - a Henchman (as Marc Laurence)
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Torre - Cafe Owner
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Mario Rigo (as Donald Barry)
Otto Yamaoka ...
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Helen Roberts, who's on probation, goes back to work as a waitress at Torre's Fish Palace, a San Francisco waterfront dive. The customers are low characters trying to make time with Helen and ex-rum runners trying to make a dishonest dollar. Some of the latter, including Helen's unwelcome suitor Martin Rhodes, are after a mysterious, valuable hidden "cargo"; when violence erupts, Helen finds herself innocently involved, and is soon on the run from both cops and crooks. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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She knew how to handle men...until love taught one man how to handle her! (original poster) See more »

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Crime | Drama | Romance

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18 December 1936 (USA)  »

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Film debut of Anthony Quinn. See more »

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The Monkeys have no Tails in Zamboanga
Music by Don Raye and Vic Schoen
Lyrics by Jerry Seelen and Hy Zaret
Performed by Gordon Jones
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The title suggests Edward Hopper ...
4 July 2006 | by (NY, NY) – See all my reviews

... But the movie is pure Lew Landers.

Margot Graham is exotic as the title character. Her acting, at least here, isn't very interesting. But she has a tough yet intelligent look.

Graham is a woman on parole. She is working as -- yes: a waitress. And in a waterfront dive.

The rest is stock criminals. We have a stock romance. We have a boat and an Asian helper. None of the actors in these roles made much impression on me.

It isn't really bad. (And some Landers films reality ARE bad.) It's just routine. We've seen essentially the same movie many, many times. But Graham makes this one stand out.


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