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Transatlantic (1931)

Passed | | Comedy, Drama | 30 August 1931 (USA)
A contained cast of characters traveling aboard a transatlantic ocean liner are pushed to dangerous limits though monetary issues that threaten the lives of the people onboard.

Director:

William K. Howard

Writers:

Guy Bolton (story), Lynn Starling (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Edmund Lowe ... Monty Greer
Lois Moran ... Judy Kramer
John Halliday ... Henry D. Graham
Greta Nissen ... Sigrid Carline
Myrna Loy ... Kay Graham (as Mirna Loy)
Jean Hersholt ... Rudolph aka Jed Kramer
Earle Foxe ... Handsome
Billy Bevan ... Hodgkins
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ruth Donnelly ... Burbank (scenes deleted)
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A contained cast of characters traveling aboard a transatlantic ocean liner are pushed to dangerous limits though monetary issues that threaten the lives of the people onboard.

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Quotes

Hodgkins: Good morning, sir! Here we are, bright and early, with all the news of the day, and here's a letter for you, sir.
Monty Greer: Well, fine, Hodgkins. What's going on?
Hodgkins: Well, here's something to make your ear curl, sir. Graham Investment Corporation fails to the extent of twenty million dollars. I hope you didn't have any money in that bank, sir.
Monty Greer: No, Hodgkins. I've been known to draw from the bank, but, uh, I never put anything in.
Hodgkins: Isn't it marvelous, sir? Here we are, a thousand miles away from anywhere and we ...
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Life on a cruise ship
13 March 2019 | by AAdaSCSee all my reviews

We are introduced to a cast of characters about a cruise ship and I'm afraid it is not clear whose story we are following. Their lives are inter-linked so just go along with the story even if you are not entirely sure what it is about and who is holding down the main plot. The film also seems to have been made in French and some of the scenes have sections where actors speak but no dialogue is heard as well as a scene early on when Edmund Lowe first appears on the ship and reads a newspaper headline which is written in French. They should have given a translation for this as it is important to your understanding of the film. It says that police are hunting someone down and that someone is Lowe. Now that you know this, the end scene will make sense and you will understand his character a bit more and how come he has certain acquaintances on board the ship.

The story itself is ok if a little confusing at first nd provides tense moments especially when Lowe and floozy Greta Nissen (Sigrid) come face to face outside the cabin of wealthy John Halliday (Henry) whom everyone seems to have a motive for killing. There is a shoot-out at the end but I find these kind of endings rather tiresome - bang bang - someone gets shot. Boring. The ship's décor is interesting, though.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 August 1931 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Transatlantic See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Fox Film Corporation See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.20 : 1
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