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Sea Spoilers (1936)

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


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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 <>

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28 September 1936 (USA)  »

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Casey of the Coast Guard  »

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6 January 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This was a good, but not great, action film made by Universal in 1936, about fighting the seal pirates off the coast of Alaska.

As with other films by the #1 star of all time, it obviously has commercial value even today.

The movie was re-issued to theaters in 1949.

Oddly, virtually all Universal pictures from this era were reissued to theaters either by Realart Pictures or by Universal. "The Spoilers" is one example: reissued over-and-over to theaters, then by VHS, DVD, etc. But not "Sea Spiolers."

"Sea Spoilers" was offered a few times in bootleg on eBay; not lately.

Incidentally, Humphrey Bogart is being pushed right now as the #1 star of all time. Love Bogart, but #1 he is not.

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