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Tiger Shark (1932)

Passed | | Drama, Romance | 24 September 1932 (USA)
A tuna fisherman marries a woman who doesn't love him.

Director:

Howard Hawks

Writers:

Houston Branch (original story "Tuna"), Wells Root (screen play)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Edward G. Robinson ... Mike Mascarenhas
Richard Arlen ... Pipes Boley
Zita Johann ... Quita Silva
Leila Bennett ... Muggsey
J. Carrol Naish ... Tony (as J. Carroll Naish)
Vince Barnett ... Fishbone
William Ricciardi ... Manuel Silva
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Storyline

Mike is a great tuna fisherman although he lost a hand to a shark years earlier saving Pipes Boley. Now Mike is happily married to Quita and doesn't notice that Pipes and Quita are falling for each other. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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Jungle holds no terrors for these bloodthirsty white-belled cannibals!

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Passed
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Portuguese

Release Date:

24 September 1932 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Tiger-Hai See more »

Filming Locations:

Hawaii, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

According to Peter Bogdanovich, dialog was improvised by Howard Hawkes and Edward G Robinson. See more »

Connections

Version of Bengal Tiger (1936) See more »

Soundtracks

Abdulla Bulbul Amir
(1877) (uncredited)
Written by William Percy French
Sung by Richard Arlen and members of the crew
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Great Robinson Performance
21 May 2005 | by drednmSee all my reviews

Exciting film about a love triangle on the Monterey coast with Edward G. Robinson and Richard Arlen best friends and tuna fishermen. Robinson falls for bad girl Zita Johann who of course falls for handsome Arlen. Familiar storyline but Robinson is excellent as the Portuguese fisherman who battles the sea and the sharks to make a living. Arlen was a so-so actor but very handsome, and Johann had a strange exotic look. She's best remembered for The Mummy with Boris Karloff. Vince Barnett is funny and J. Carroll Naish has one scene. Leila Bennett plays a barber for some reason with pretty Toshio Mori as her assistant. Inez Palange plays a neighbor. Good film all around. But the highpoint is the truly remarkable footage of tuna fishing in a stormy sea.


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