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Gateway (1938)

Irish immigrant meets returning war correspondent on a liner bound for New York. When she resists the amours of another passenger, charges result in her being detained at Ellis Island.

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Dick Court
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Catherine O'Shea
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Prince Michael Boris Alexis
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Mrs. Fay Sims
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Tony Cadona
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Mr. Benjamin McNutt
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Leader of Refugees
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Grandpa Hlawek (as Maurice Moscovich)
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Commissioner Nelson
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Henry Porter
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Mrs. Arabella McNutt
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Dr. Weilander
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Guard-Waiter
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Davonsky (as Eddy Conrad)
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Room Steward
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Irish immigrant meets returning war correspondent on a liner bound for New York. When she resists the amours of another passenger, charges result in her being detained at Ellis Island.

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5 August 1938 (USA)  »

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Ellis Island  »

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1.37 : 1
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Second unit director Gregory Ratoff replaced Mike Romanoff as Prince Michael. See more »

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A pleasant little film.

Actually, there is not much to say about this rare item, produced by Twentieth Century Fox, and directed by the prolific Alfred Werker. A kind of mix-up of romance and drama, soft drama. There were thousand of film like this one, during the thirties and forties. The story of an Irish girl who, aboard an Atlantic liner, meets a war correspondent - Don Ameche. Much talk and plenty of goof feeings in this very common movie. But, I repeat, not unpleasant for most of the audiences fond of old vintage films. But I am afraid to forget it till tomorrow morning, so I hurry to comment it.

Alfred Werker will be most famous to me for his film noirs such as HE WALKED BY NIGHT and also his westerns: LAST POSSEE, DEVIL'S CANYON, THREE HOURS TO KILL...


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