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The Gem of the Ocean (1934)

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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.



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Complete credited cast:
Jeanne Aubert ...
Eton Boys ...
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Male Dancer
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Female Dancer
Michael Bartlett ...
Mr. Hemming
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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

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Short | Comedy | Musical






Release Date:

19 November 1934 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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

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1.37 : 1
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This musical short is included on the DVD of Destination Tokyo (1943), incorrectly called a "Wartime Short". This short actually was made five years before the start of World War II. See more »


We're About to Sail
Written by Sanford Green and Cliff Hess
Sung by the cast
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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!

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