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Down to Their Last Yacht (1934)

A family loses everything in the crash of 1929 except for their yacht. In order to make money, they rent out the yacht. A couple of guys feel sorry for the young maiden, who has everything ... See full summary »

Director:

Paul Sloane

Writers:

Herbert Fields (story), Lou Brock (story) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Mary Boland ... Queen of Malakamokalu, 'Queenie'
Polly Moran ... Nella Fitzgerald
Ned Sparks ... Captain 'Sunny Jim' Roberts
Sidney Fox ... Linda Colt-Stratton
Sidney Blackmer ... Barry Forbes
Sterling Holloway ... Freddy Finn
Marjorie Gateson ... Mrs. Geoffrey Colt-Stratton
Irene Franklin ... Mrs. Gilhooley
Charles Coleman ... Sir Guy
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Storyline

A family loses everything in the crash of 1929 except for their yacht. In order to make money, they rent out the yacht. A couple of guys feel sorry for the young maiden, who has everything except cash, and decide to have Monte Carlo night. They rig the roulette wheel so that the house is the winner. Of course she knows nothing about it.

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Passed | See all certifications »
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Trivia

Retakes in August 1934 reportedly re-shot about 25 percent of the movie. Sam White directed the retakes while producer Lou Brock supervised. See more »

Quotes

Barry Forbes: It'll be a shock to you but I've got to tell you. I love you. It's a crude statement of a beautiful truth. Later on I hope to go into more graceful detail.
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Soundtracks

There's Nothing Else to Do in Ma-La-Ka-Mo-Ka-Lu
(1934) (uncredited)
(Onscreen as "Malakamokalu")
Music by Cliff Friend
Lyrics by Sidney D. Mitchell
Played by the natives and sung by an unidentified tenor and chorus
Reprised a cappella by Polly Moran and natives
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I thought it was a dream
4 December 2019 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

This RKO comedy was the last film that Sidney Fox did. 8 years later the tiny young actress was dead from overdosing on sleeping pills.

She went out on a weird movie with Down To Their Last Yacht. She's an heiress whose family only has its yacht left. It gets rented out to Polly Moran who is hosting a big cruise for those who made out OK and didn't lose their shirts in the Depression.

They are a crowd of boors as Captain Ned Sparks finds out. He's planning to rip them off until he runs the ship aground on an island where Mary Boland is queen.

If that ain't weird enough I can't help it. The film is funny but it has a surreal quality to it. I thought the ending would show it was Fox's dream. That wasn't it though.

Fans of some of the players will like this.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 August 1934 (USA) See more »

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Production Co:

RKO Radio Pictures See more »
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Mono (RCA Victor System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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