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Murder on the Waterfront (1943)

Approved  |   |  Drama, Mystery  |  18 September 1943 (USA)
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Joey Davis has just been married to Gloria, but before they can have their wedding night, he's called into service in the Navy. He smuggles his new bride into the camp. The camp is under ... See full summary »



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Complete credited cast:
Warren Douglas ...
Joan Winfield ...
Gloria Davis
John Loder ...
Lt. Cmdr. Holbrook
Ruth Ford ...
Lana Shane
Bill Crago ...
Lt. Dawson
Bill Kennedy ...
First Officer Barnes
William B. Davidson ...
Capt. David Towne
Don Costello ...
Gordon Shane - 'The Great Rajah'
James Flavin ...
Cmdr. George Kalin
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Steve Clemente ...
'The Great Rajah' throwing knives


Joey Davis has just been married to Gloria, but before they can have their wedding night, he's called into service in the Navy. He smuggles his new bride into the camp. The camp is under heavy security because the Navy has obtained a new top secret kind of thermostat (and the formula necessary to make it work), which will keep weaponry dry. There is a murder--someone is trying to steal the device, and the newlyweds become involved in the investigation. The major suspect is Gordon Shane with whom the lead investigator has had dealings in the past. The killer has left an essential clue with Gloria, but she doesn't realize it yet. Is Shane the culprit; and if not, can the mystery be solved before the real killer murders Gloria? Written by James Knoppow

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PACKED WITH THRILLS! LOADED WITH ACTION! (original print ad - all caps)


Drama | Mystery






Release Date:

18 September 1943 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Navy Gets Rough  »

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Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Working title: "The Navy Gets Rough." See more »


Version of The Invisible Menace (1938) See more »


I'd Love to Take Orders from You
Music by Harry Warren
Lyrics by Al Dubin
Sung by Eleanor Counts in the show, amid dancing chorus girls
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49 minutes, and still too long
17 May 2004 | by (Oakland CA) – See all my reviews

Yes, even at 49 minutes, this leaden Warners programmer feels padded. The Nazis are out to steal some top secret thermostats (how exciting is that?) and it's up to Warren Douglas, John Loder and company to put the kibosh on their nefarious plot. There's an absurd song and dance sequence featuring possibly the worst dance troupe ever seen on film and an outrageous performance by Don Costello as 'The Great Rajah', a seedy huckster trying to pass himself off as a Hindu mystic. Filmed on what appears to be three sets on the backlot, this is unsatisfying fare that is barely--VERY barely--a few steps above a Monogram or PRC production, and much less fun. Where's Bela Lugosi when you need him?

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