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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
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
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 August 1931 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Transatlântico See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Fox Film Corporation See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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fast-paced, snappy and splendid
7 August 2003 | by c532cSee all my reviews

Made in the early-morning of talking pictures, this belies any notion you might have of early talkies, with fast editing, a deleriously moving camera, and sharp script. Sets are magnificent, with the luxury liner where the action takes place assuming the atmosphere of some Byzantine palace. Best of all, it's capped off with a tour-de-force cat-and-mouse shoot-out through the vast engine room, which James Wong Howe's photography turns into a visual wonderland-maze of catwalks, huge machines and glossy steam. Script, story and playing are all top-notch.


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