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Souls at Sea (1937)

Passed | | Action, Adventure | 3 September 1937 (USA)
Cooper and Raft save lives during a sea tragedy in this story about slave trade on the high seas in 1842.

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Nominated for 3 Oscars. See more awards »
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Cast

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Michael 'Nuggin' Taylor
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Powdah
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Margaret Tarryton
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Lieutenant Stanley Tarryton
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Captain of 'William Brown'
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Babsie
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George Martin
Porter Hall ...
Court Prosecutor
George Zucco ...
Barton Woodley
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Tina
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Gaston de Bastonet
Gilbert Emery ...
Captain Martisel
Lucien Littlefield ...
Toymaker
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Violinist
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Pecora
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Cooper and Raft save lives during a sea tragedy in this story about slave trade on the high seas in 1842.

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One man is on trial for murder, one man knows the truth. See more »

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Action | Adventure

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3 September 1937 (USA)  »

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Almas en el mar  »

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

Quotes

Powdah: I'm cheap. I'm no good. I'm nothin'. I even stole a piece of poetry to tell you you was beautiful.
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Connections

Referenced in Unusual Occupations (1937) See more »

Soundtracks

Susie Sapple
(1937) (uncredited)
Music by Ralph Rainger
Lyrics by Leo Robin
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Fine human drama with scale, scope and epic quality.

George Raft and Gary Cooper are well cast as buddies on the seas, fighting the slave trade. There's a sinking ship climax similar to TITANIC, although on a smaller scale, and a court drama where Cooper is accused of wanton murder in rescuing some but not all of the survivors. Good solid performances and an absorbing, thoughtful film. This was deservedly Oscar nommed for Art Direction, Score and Assistant Director. Worth a look.


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