In this musical short, the leading lady is a French woman who finds mystery and romance on a luxury liner. There is much music with a chorus of beautiful girls dancing in lush art deco settings.

Director:

Writer:

(story)
Reviews

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
Jeanne Aubert ...
Mademoiselle
Eton Boys ...
Singing Bartenders
Dick Barstow ...
Male Dancer
Edith Barstow ...
Female Dancer
Michael Bartlett ...
Mr. Hemming
Ralph Riggs ...
Christopher
Fred Harper ...
Drunk
...
Pasha
Edit

Storyline

A young French woman is one of many passengers aboard a luxury ocean liner sailing from the US to France. She is returning home to try and help her brother, a wrongly accused fugitive from the French authorities. Also aboard the ship is a young man who followed her on board, he who doesn't know her problem but is in love with her. Another person who followed her on board is Pasha, an Arab who plans on blackmailing her with the knowledge of her brother's whereabouts, unless she hands over a family heirloom, a black pearl ring, which he wants to sell to a rich passenger to obtain some needed cash. There is another person on board who may be able to tie all the loose pieces of the story together. Written by Huggo

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Short | Comedy | Musical

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

19 November 1934 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Broadway Brevities (1934-1935 season) #7: The Gem of the Ocean  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Vitaphone production reels #1766-1767. See more »

Soundtracks

Columbia, Gem of the Ocean
(uncredited)
aka "The Red, White and Blue"
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

A marvelous "gem" of a short!
4 December 2004 | by (Las Vegas, Nevada) – See all my reviews

This largely forgotten short, which features a very young Sheldon Leonard as a "man of mystery" was recently released on DVD as an additional feature for the film "Operation Tokyo". The package says it is a "wartime short", but that is not true, for "Gem of the Ocean" was made years before the war started. It is surprisingly entertaining, though "dated". What is remarkable are the marvelous art deco sets of the several production numbers. If you like the Busby Berkeley films, you will love this one!


11 of 11 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss The Gem of the Ocean (1934) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?