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Hawaii Calls -- After being nabbed while trying to stow away on board an ocean liner en route to Hawaii, young Bobby Breen sings for his travel fare and, along with sidekick Pua, turns detective to recover stolen naval documents from crooks


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Wanda Tuchock (screenplay)
Don Blanding (novel)
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11 March 1938 (USA) See more »
After being nabbed while trying to stow away on board an ocean liner en route to Hawaii, young Bobby Breen sings for his travel fare and... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Bobby Breen ... Billy Coulter

Ned Sparks ... Strings

Irvin S. Cobb ... Captain O'Hare

Gloria Holden ... Mrs. Milburn

Warren Hull ... Commander Milburn

Mamo Clark ... Hina
Raymond Paige ... Orchestra Director
Aggie Auld ... Hula Dancer

Cy Kendall ... Hawaiian Policeman

Herbert Rawlinson ... Mr. Harlow
William Harrigan ... Blake

Juanita Quigley ... Doris Milburn
Pua Lani ... Pua
Dora Clement ... Mrs. Harlow

Donald Kirke ... Regon
Philip Ahn ... Julius

Ward Bond ... Muller
William Abbey ... Lonzo
Birdie De Bolt ... Aunty Pinau (as Birdie DeBolt)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Laurence Duran ... Banana (uncredited)
Ruben Duran ... Ka-ne (uncredited)
Ruben Maldonado ... Solly (uncredited)
Jerry Mandy ... Taxi Driver (uncredited)
Uilani Silva ... Hula Dancer (uncredited)
Viola Fay White ... Little Girl (uncredited)

Directed by
Edward F. Cline 
Writing credits
Wanda Tuchock (screenplay)

Don Blanding (novel "Stowaways in Paradise")

Produced by
Sol Lesser .... producer
Original Music by
Hugo Riesenfeld 
Cinematography by
Jack MacKenzie (photography) (as Jack McKenzie)
Film Editing by
Arthur Hilton 
Art Direction by
Lewis J. Rachmil 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
John Sherwood .... assistant director
Sound Department
Hugh McDowell Jr. .... sound engineer
Larry Harris .... stunt double
Camera and Electrical Department
Paul Marques .... photographer: Hawaii backgrounds
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Waldron Johnson .... wardrobe supervisor
Music Department
Abe Meyer .... music supervisor
Max Terr .... vocal supervisor
Other crew
Aggie Auld .... dance director
Crew believed to be complete

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91 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono | Mono (RCA System)

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This film received its earliest documented telecasts in Los Angeles Sunday 2 May 1948 on KTLA (Channel 5) and in New York Saturday 28 August 1948 on WNBT (Channel 4).See more »
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8 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
Another that should be seen, 31 July 2004
Author: carson1812

A younger, cuter Bobby than seen in the already available 'ESCAPE TO PARADISE', so all due thanks to the Perlinger Archive. Caught up, as usual, in a paper-thin storyline, Master Breen continues to cope well enough to emerge as that rare commodity, a likable moppet who fills his role in a delightfully natural way. A pre-Pearl Harbor Japanese bad guy is as tense as the drama ever gets but there are a couple of decent songs which almost survive the IL' missing frame caper. One thing about the Breen movies, money and time WERE spent on the musical side of things - and it shows. Despite this, the Archive is doing more to keep the 30's and alive than any other single source so, as an important part of that decade, this earns its place on any 30's listing.

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