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Killers of the Sea (1937)

Approved | | Documentary | 8 May 1937 (USA)
A film about Captain Wallace Caswell Jr. who does all in his power to protect game fish from illegal fishing and natural predators such as sharks, octopi and whales.

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'Evolution' Henderson ...
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'Spot' Hayes ...
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Hubert Dykes ...
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Bryant Lee ...
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A film about Captain Wallace Caswell Jr. who does all in his power to protect game fish from illegal fishing and natural predators such as sharks, octopi and whales.

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Produced and Directed by RAY FRIEDGEN - The Man Who Made "THE FISH FROM HELL" (original poster) See more »

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Birds of a Feather
9 July 2009 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

"When human and animal predators threaten the game fish in the Gulf of Mexico, Captain Wallace Caswell Jr. is there to protect them. Captain Caswell is the Panama City, Florida Chief of Police and he has dedicated his efforts in stopping illegal fishing and harmful predators such as sharks, octopi and whales. Check out the action above and below the surface as Captain Caswell fights for the protection of the game fish and their environment," according to the DVD sleeve's synopsis.

Lowell Thomas is an excellent narrator, and this is a technically competent documentary; but, there are no excuses for the ideologies herein, not even when looked at in context. The title "Killers of the Sea" is meant to refer to the deadly sea life killed by the Captain and his crew, but it more accurately refers to the human predators. They do not get off to a good start by killing a whale that resembles a dolphin, but the octopus was ugly. The "darkie" humor is offensive. Embarrassing.

*** Killers of the Sea (5/8/37) Ray Friedgen ~ Lowell Thomas, Wallace Caswell Jr., 'Evolution' Henderson


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