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Tiger Shark (1932)

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

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Complete credited cast:
... Mike Mascarenhas
... Pipes Boley
... Quita Silva
... Muggsey
... Tony (as J. Carroll Naish)
... Fishbone
... Manuel Silva
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Mike is a great tuna fisherman though 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!

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Abdulla Bulbul Amir
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Written by William Percy French
Sung by Richard Arlen and members of the crew
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"They Settle Everything"
30 May 2006 | by See all my reviews

Edward G. Robinson plays a one handed fisherman making his living on the California coast. Even with a hook for a left hand he does pretty good in his line of work. But that steel hook isn't exactly quail bait.

One of his crew is lost to the sharks during a voyage and he brings the news home to his daughter Zita Johann. She's back home after having run away from the fishing life and has had a pretty rough go of it.

Though she doesn't love him, Johann marries Robinson and then another Robinson's crew, Richard Arlen comes in to complicate things.

Other reviewers have mentioned the gazillion times Warner Brothers recycled the plot of Tiger Shark in other locales. But actually Robinson had done a version of They Knew What They Wanted back in 1930 entitled A Lady to Love. That's the real origin of this plot.

The fishing boat scenes are realistically handled and the principal players do a good job. But this story has been told better and told better by Mr. Robinson himself.


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