During the bombing scene in the first ten minutes of the film, the plane first shown as a bomber hunting in the fog for the S.S. BOMBAY is a Douglas DC-3, an aircraft that was used during the Second World War exclusively by the Allies, and then only for personnel and freight transport, never for bombing. Moreover, even if it could have been modified into a bomber, it is unlikely that a DC-3 would have attacked shipping from Allied countries. Additionally, during the course of pursuing the ship, the DC-3 inexplicably transforms into a smaller aerobatic plane, which strafes the ship with machine-gun fire, after which it transforms back into a DC-3 and drops its bombs on the ship (but misses it). See more »
Etude Op.10, No.3
Written by Frédéric Chopin (as Frederic Chopin)
(heard instrumentally in main title and score) See more »
Like most Monogram films, about three sets are used for 75% of the picture. Unlike most Monogram films, this one has some fine writing, acting and direction.
The best thing about this film is Helen Gilbert. In the film, two men fall madly in love with her and basically commit crimes and throw away their careers away for her after seeing her only a few times. Helen is just beautiful enough to make this believable. He is posed, intelligent and plays the piano beautifully.
In real life she was married seven times between 1938 and 1950. One can only imagine how many proposals she turned down. She only starred in four or five movies and it is hard to understand why she did not become a much bigger star.
As usual, Alan Mowbray gives a wonderfully comic performance, as the doctor who quickly losses his objectivity over Helen. As usual, Gilbert Rowland is effective as a convict trying to escape from a prison island.
Nothing much happens in the film. It doesn't quite fit into any genre type, being a mix of romantic comedy and escape from prison melodrama. Yet, it manages to be mostly surprising, breezy and fun. Its a nifty little picture from Monogram, well worth the one hour and six minutes it takes to see it.
Seven of my eight points is for Helen Gilbert.
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