Sea Spoilers (1936)

Approved  |   |  Drama, Mystery, Romance  |  28 September 1936 (USA)
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.2/10 from 71 users  
Reviews: 5 user

When Coast Guard Commander arrives at his actress girlfriend's yacht he find the owner killed, contraband seal skins, and no girlfriend.


(as Frank Strayer)


(screenplay) (as George Waggoner) , (story), 1 more credit »
0Check in
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Certificate: Passed Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

In 1889 pioneers race ahead of the law to claim free land in Oklahoma, forming wide-open towns. In one such, citizens elect Milt Dawson to challenge the self-appointed rule of gambler Ace ... See full summary »

Director: Carl Pierson
Stars: John Wayne, Muriel Evans, Warner Richmond
Westward Ho (1935)
Certificate: Passed Drama | History | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

As a youngster John Wyatt saw his parents killed and his brother kidnapped. On a wagon train heading West he meets his brother who is now a spy for the gang which originally did the dirty work. He and his brother both fall for Mary Gordon.

Director: Robert N. Bradbury
Stars: John Wayne, Sheila Bromley, Frank McGlynn Jr.
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

When John Mason's father is killed, John is wounded. Attracted to his nurse Alice, a conflict arises between him and his friend Ben who plans to marry Alice. John later finds the killer of ... See full summary »

Director: Robert N. Bradbury
Stars: John Wayne, Marion Burns, Dennis Moore
Action | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Newsreel cameraman Bob Adams heads to North Africa to cover an Arab uprising against the British. When he refuses to help his younger brother become a cameraman, Don becomes the dupe of less savory types posing in the trade.

Director: Arthur Lubin
Stars: John Wayne, Gwen Gaze, Don Barclay
Texas Terror (1935)
Certificate: Passed Action | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

Sheriff John Higgins quits and goes into prospecting after he thinks he has killed his best friend in shooting it out with robbers. He encounters his dead buddy's sister and helps her run ... See full summary »

Director: Robert N. Bradbury
Stars: John Wayne, Lucile Browne, LeRoy Mason
Certificate: Passed Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

Rodeo star John Scott and his gambler friend Kansas Charlie are wrongly accused of armed robbery. They leave town as fast as they can to go looking for their own suspects in Poker City.

Director: Lewis D. Collins
Stars: John Wayne, Mary Kornman, Paul Fix
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

Federal agent John Tipton heads for Wyoming to supervise the vote on whether to join the Union. One group of locals is using dynamite to terrorize the populace and a local newspaper editor is killed.

Director: Joseph Kane
Stars: John Wayne, Ann Rutherford, Harry Woods
Certificate: Passed Western | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

Sent to find counterfeiters, John Wyatt joins Doc Carter's medicine show. They arrive in the town where Curly Joe runs his counterfeiting operation. Carter was once framed by Curly Joe and ... See full summary »

Director: Carl Pierson
Stars: John Wayne, Marion Burns, Reed Howes
Certificate: Passed Comedy | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

The arrival of the telegraph put Pony Express riders like John Blair and his pal Smoky out of work. A race will decide whether they or stageline owner Drake get the government mail contract.

Director: Mack V. Wright
Stars: John Wayne, Phyllis Fraser, Lew Kelly
Certificate: Passed Action | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

Former school bus driver Biff Smith manages a trucking company which has its fleet pitted against a freight train in a race to deliver aviation parts to the Pacific coast.

Director: Arthur Lubin
Stars: John Wayne, Louise Latimer, Robert McWade
Drama | Romance | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Johnny Hanson wants to make enough money to enlarge his chicken farm. He does this through hockey. Gangsters get involved in trying to get him to throw a championship game, even lining up a woman to help steer him their way.

Director: Arthur Lubin
Stars: John Wayne, Sheila Bromley, Charles Brokaw
Conflict (1936)
Drama | Romance | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Pat's ability as a logging/mining camp fighter sets him up to box prizefighter Corrigan. Unknown to his supporters, he's actually in collusion with Corrigan to throw the fight - until he runs into reporter Maude.

Director: David Howard
Stars: John Wayne, Jean Rogers, Ward Bond


Complete credited cast:
Bob Randall
Nan Grey ...
Connie Dawson
Lieut. Commander Mays
Fuzzy Knight ...
Russell Hicks ...
Phil Morgan
Commander Mays
Nick Austin
Ernest Hilliard ...
Reggie Winton
George Humbert ...
Johnny 'Hop-Scotch'
Ethan Laidlaw ...
Chester Gan ...
Cy Kendall ...
Harrison Greene ...


Bob Randall, temporarily in command of the Coast Guard vessel Niobe, expects a promotion and the captaincy of his ship. Instead, he is replaced by Lieutenant Mays, son of the area commander. Mays is afflicted with a fear of the sea, although he has served well in Coast Guard aviation. His father, however, thinks Mays can overcome his fear by taking command of the Niobe. When seal poachers kidnap Bob Randall's girlfriend Connie, Bob and Mays disagree about the proper means of rescuing her and capturing the seal poachers. When Mays's inexperience and phobia foil their attempts at rescue, Bob comes up with his own plan. Written by Jim Beaver <>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


He's DYNAMITE (1948 reissue poster) See more »


Drama | Mystery | Romance


Approved | See all certifications »




Release Date:

28 September 1936 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Casey of the Coast Guard  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

(RCA Photophone System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

John Wayne Universal action film
25 March 1999 | by See all my reviews

I believe this is the first Wayne film for Universal. As such, not bad for its type. Low budget hurts but it does move along well. Why aren't these older Wayne films run on television?

6 of 14 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Sea Spoilers (1936) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: