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Pleasure Cruise (1933)

A stay-at-home husband and his businesswoman wife plan separate vacations, but he doesn't go fishing. He masquerades as a barber on her pleasure cruise.

Director:

Frank Tuttle

Writers:

Austen Allen (play), Guy Bolton (screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Genevieve Tobin ... Shirley Poole
Roland Young ... Andrew Poole
Ralph Forbes ... Richard Orloff aka Taversham
Una O'Connor ... Mrs. Signus
Herbert Mundin ... Henry
Minna Gombell ... Judy Mills
Theodore von Eltz ... Murchison
Frank Atkinson Frank Atkinson ... Alf
Robert Greig ... Crum
Arthur Hoyt ... Rollins
George K. Arthur ... Bellboy
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Storyline

A house husband (way before his time) stows away on the pleasure cruise he practically dares his successful businesswoman wife to go on. Going undercover as a barber, he subverts each flirtation she coyly entertains as she scratches her head about why each potential extra-marital suitor opts out. Meanwhile, he's being pursued by another woman who's looking for amusement and adventure in this pre-code movie that seems saucy, yet coy. Written by Curtis Robertson

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WAS HER FACE RED! Here's a picture that packs a romantic wallop...with a surprise ending. (Print Ad- Cortland Standard, ((Cortland, NY)) 6 May 1933)

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

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Trivia

A rare role for Una O'Connor where she's not playing a servant of some kind. See more »

Connections

Alternate-language version of No dejes la puerta abierta (1933) See more »

Soundtracks

Is This a Souvenir?
(uncredited)
Words and Music by Val Burton, Arthur Lange and Will Jason
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Strained and overlong, but kinky and liberatingly pre-code farce
11 February 2018 | by gridoon2020See all my reviews

"Pleasure Cruise" is not a long movie (70 minutes), but with the story it has, it probably should have been a 15-minute short. There are two or three instances of inventive direction by Frank Tuttle, but until the last 15 minutes I was prepared to give this film a generous **. Then something happens that could only have happened in the pre-code years, and once again I was amazed by what they could get away with in the movies before the censors boxed them in. The final scene is so thoroughly pre-code and so perfectly set up that it could be used as an emblem of the freedom of that era. So my final rating goes up to **1/2 out of 4.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 April 1933 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Crociera di piacere See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Fox Film Corporation See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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