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Ebb Tide (1937)

Approved | | Adventure | 25 December 1937 (Finland)
Three shifty sailors commandeer a smallpox-ridden boat and set out to sea. A typhoon washes them ashore on a faraway Pacific island, which is ruled by a white religious fanatic (Lloyd Nolan) who has set himself up as the local god.

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Three shifty sailors commandeer a smallpox-ridden boat and set out to sea. A typhoon washes them ashore on a faraway Pacific island, which is ruled by a white religious fanatic (Lloyd Nolan) who has set himself up as the local god.

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One of over 700 Paramount Productions, filmed between 1929 and 1949, which were sold to MCA/Universal in 1958 for television distribution, and have been owned and controlled by Universal ever since. See more »

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Attwater: Next day I called all hands. I took my rifle, prepared to lead the way; the guilty man, right by my side, fawning on me. Presently, we came to the tree with the man hanging there, it wasn't a pretty sight; the birds had been at him. I told the guilty man to go up the tree. He wasn't eager. But he went. He was always obedient. As soon as he was up there, he looked down, and there was my rifle - covering him. He gave a little whimper, like a dog. But he was obedient to the last. He recited his ...
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Ebb Tide
Words and Music by Ralph Rainger and Leo Robin
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Great old adventure film, memorable cast
26 March 2001 | by (Florida, USA) – See all my reviews

I saw this film in 1937 when it came out and I was 15 years old. Just an uncomplicated South Seas adventure yarn, but it had this marvelous cast: Ray Milland, Lloyd Nolan, Barry Fitzgerald, Oscar Homolka, and the fabulous, tragic, Frances Farmer at the peak of her short-lived career. I fell instantly in love with her, and have never completely gotten over it! I have been trying to view (or obtain a copy) of this film for years with no luck. Any help out there?


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